- Dec 12, 2014
- Reaction score
- Larch Forest
The lid was left up, so at least I can discount the possibility of them hatching from rim-hidden maggots and freakishly maturing to adult flyhood in a matter of hours They must have plotted their intrusion from without.Was the toilet bowl covered (i.e., lid down) during the day?
In any case, the flies probably entered and couldn't fly out again. Once wet, flies (and other insects) basically can't get aloft from a standing (floating?) starting position.
Otherwise, I suspect an unusually large contingent of fly visitors all found the toilet bowl attractive (perhaps by scent) and eventually dropped / slid into the water.
It's true that the scent of Sainsbury's Limited Edition Summer Breeze Thick Bleach* is quite appealing, but are not flies attracted to foul-smelling rotting things?
Still puzzled: these are more flies than I have seen in two years or more, all meeting the same mysterious end.
*other fine bleach solutions are available