I have been horrified by how many flies have been buzzing around my painting area downstairs. I even put out bright yellow flypaper to attract them so I can count them and then look to see what kind they are. The awful flesh flies that were probably consuming some dead rabbit have been eradicated and replaced by glassy green houseflies, so that’s an improvement.
But still, why in the basement? I know why there are flies by the leaky back door, but why the basement? And why specifically in my painting area, especially after I cleaned all the linseed oil off everything? And why just in the last month?
Look below. See the flypaper in the corner of the table, by the painting? Can you guess what the problem is?