Have you ever noticed that fly habits are a bit seasonal? Or that the habits of flies that appear in different seasons are different? I'd noticed this before in the fall when the flies would get a little smaller and less annoying. The fat flies of summer died off and even though there were still flies around, they weren't so bad.
I'm becoming very well acquainted with the fly habits here since the kitchen door is open a lot because the kitchen is hot. Most of the flies that join me in the kitchen are smaller flies that don't land on the food or the dishes. They just fly around in circles under the light fixtures. I have no idea why they do this, but I've watched a lot of them do it. I also get big, fat, angry flies that bluster around the room till they find the door again. They're noisy, but they get out.
So far, these flies aren't too bothersome, but the last day or two I've had what I consider to be typical flies in the kitchen. The sort that get into everything and are gross. It's enough to make me keep the door closed, and that's saying a lot because I hate to be hot. Stupid flies.
I'm also learning more about slugs. We have lots of little slugs outside that gather on the faucet outside, the one I use to fill up my kitchen water bucket. They're slimy little guys and I sincerely hope I don't learn any more about them.