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Old 04-16-2015, 07:38 AM   #1
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Flies in the ceiling

As the weather has warmed up I have been hearing the sound of flies up in the roof of my '13 Jay Flight. There were a bunch of flies in my trailer when I bought it second hand since it was stored at a farm with lots of flies. Any ideas how to deal with this? Any way I can get a vacuum up inside the roof somehow? My rig does have the ducted AC vents in the roof if that helps.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:12 AM   #2
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Where I live here in the mid south they have what the locals call "attic flies". Not sure they are an actual type of fly, but the ones I have once a year are big, black, and slow. Easy to swat or vacumn off the windows. Your TT ceiling will have a gap between the ceiling and actual roof where the AC duct and wiring run. The flies you hear are likely either in the ducts as you suspected or in the open space between the ceiling and roof. For the AC ducts I would turn the AC to the fan position which will pull air in from the cabin and exhaust it thru the vents. After starting the fan, spray a inside type bug spray into the intake for 4 or 5 seconds. Then immediately leave the TT and close the door. To deal with the deadspace above the ceiling, you can remove ceiling speakers and other openings and spray the bug stuff in thru the holes. Then close up the openings. As a final treatment I would shut everything off and set off a bug bomb inside. Close everything up and leave the TT for 2 or 3 hours.

My last occurance in my house was in a bathroom and the flies apparently were in the exhaust duct fan in the ceiling lite. I sprayed the bug spray into the vent with the fan running. Had to repeat it 2 or 3 times over a few days. No problem since. Around here they seem to be a fact of life and I fully expect to see them again.
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Where I live here in the mid south they have what the locals call "attic flies". Not sure they are an actual type of fly, but the ones I have once a year are big, black, and slow. Easy to swat or vacumn off the windows. Your TT ceiling will have a gap between the ceiling and actual roof where the AC duct and wiring run. The flies you hear are likely either in the ducts as you suspected or in the open space between the ceiling and roof. For the AC ducts I would turn the AC to the fan position which will pull air in from the cabin and exhaust it thru the vents. After starting the fan, spray a inside type bug spray into the intake for 4 or 5 seconds. Then immediately leave the TT and close the door. To deal with the deadspace above the ceiling, you can remove ceiling speakers and other openings and spray the bug stuff in thru the holes. Then close up the openings. As a final treatment I would shut everything off and set off a bug bomb inside. Close everything up and leave the TT for 2 or 3 hours.

My last occurance in my house was in a bathroom and the flies apparently were in the exhaust duct fan in the ceiling lite. I sprayed the bug spray into the vent with the fan running. Had to repeat it 2 or 3 times over a few days. No problem since. Around here they seem to be a fact of life and I fully expect to see them again.
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:16 PM   #4
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Sometimes called cluster flies as well.

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