I am convinced that flies aren’t all that bright….
We’ve hung a fly strip next to one of our windows where flies seem to like to congregate in the sunlight looking for a way out.
For starters, an open door does not seem to entice these little flying rabbits to head out doors. But that isn’t what makes them so stupid in my eyes. On more than one occasion I’ve had a fly get away as I attempt to swat at it, only to fly straight into the fly strip…. Despite the fact that there’s all sorts of room to fly the other direction.
And then there’s the fact that the flies are so busy trying to get to the sunlight that it has been possible on a number of occasions to whack them right into the window, at which point they fall stunned to the ground…. And if that doesn’t work, well there’s always dousing them with a vinegar soap mixture.