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Old 07-07-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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Fly problems!

Well I don't think they are house flys. They look kind of like flys but smaller and slower. The problems is that when I flush my toilet they come up out of the black tank. I have dumped and sprayed the tank clean twice during a 3 week trip and they continue to come back. Ask around camp area and no one else seemed to have the problem.

Any ideas or suggestions, tank is empty for a few days before I head back out on road, thought about spraying some bug spray in tank, what do you think!
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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You could put some of this Golden Malrin Fly Bait - Free Shipping in a container and hang it up where kids and pets cannot get to it but flys can still go inside.
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Here's are previous discussion on the fly issue and some other resources. I have no idea if any of the suggestions solved the problems but it's a start. All the resources listed below boil down to removing the habitat for these critters and cleaning the tanks and pipes. Bug may deal with the recent hatch and larva but not the eggs. Some of the sites listed below recommend specific products.
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http://www.rvdoctor.com/2010/11/frus...n-with-rv.html

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http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...g/26223569.cfm

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/25949728.cfm

http://lifehacker.com/5826486/how-to...of-drain-flies

http://www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/drainflies.htm
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Why don't you try leaving a few gallons of water in the tank after flushing and treat it with your favorite chemical. I highly recommend "Happy Camper". We have been using it for years and are very happy with it! I don't think I have ever heard of anyone leaving their tank dry.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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We call them Sh!t flies and I think they are more of a problem in warm climates! We used a bug bomb and left rv closed up for 48 hours. They were gone when we opened it back up.
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Flying insects in the black tank are probably sewer gnats. Google them and there will be suggestions of how to get rid of them. One source suggested pyrethren-type pesticide. Putting the pesticide down the black tank might work. Pyrethrens are made from natural sources and are less dangerous to humans, pets and the environment.
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Them thar are Teetse flys. They hover around a horses rear end. Now I'm not callin' anyone a horse's rear end. But, you can't fool them thar flies.
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Gnats...Coming down the vent pipe. Drawn by odor. Fill tank, heavy dose of bleach, a couple times, really clean the tank. Maybe a piece of screen over the vent pipe on the roof.
They are nasty little creatures, but common...
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Huntnski, where are you? Want to avoid that area this time of year.

But your problem is better than black flies. They will land on your shoe, stick their biter down through the shoe lace hole, through the sock, and snip a piece of meat out of your foot.

This happened to us in WI, MI, and the Jersey Shore. We simply had to leave after wearing long pants duck taped at the cuffs in hot weather.

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Them thar are Teetse flys. They hover around a horses rear end. Now I'm not callin' anyone a horse's rear end. But, you can't fool them thar flies.


Best idea so far may be the plastic bug screen on the roof vent. Then kill them somehow.
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Thanks everyone for your replays, even you Wayne! Headed to Wally World to get my ammo, have a few days here at home base and DW said fix the problem!
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