Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

30 Oct 2001, 9:35 a.m.

So a bunch of flies decided to make my apartment…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

So a bunch of flies decided to make my apartment their home for the winter. This was very, highly, intensely gross to me. I've only partly recovered from extreme childhood phobia of insects.

But half of the grossness of a *shudder* infestation *cringe* is not the critters themselves, but the steps one takes to get rid of the things. Which are grosser, live flies or dead flies? I hate insect spray but I use it anyway.