Last Friday night we came back to our friend Amy's apartment and found her locked in a terrible battle with dozens and dozens of summer houseflies. She was totally grossed out. In the past few days, the flies had suddenly sprung out of nowhere and were swirling around the light fixtures. That afternoon, they had multiplied exponentially.
While it wasn't the greatest practice of ahimsa, we each took turns at midnight with her trusty Miele vaccuum and sucked them all up in about 30 minutes. Captured in the pic above, it was like a drunken scene from Star Wars with each of us hearing "Feel the force, Luke." while moving our vacuum light saber around the room.
The question remains, however, where do these summer flies come from?