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23 July 2017

Fury as hundreds of flies infest family homes after buzzing in ‘from nearby recycling plant’

ANGRY homeowners are calling for action after claiming swarms of flies are infesting their houses as a result of a nearby recycling plant.

These shocking images show hundreds of the bugs are being caught by residents who call the problem “an absolute nightmare”.

Rossington residents say the area is being swamped with flies as a result of a nearby scrap metal company
Dozens of the insects have been found buzzing around people’s homes and their food

In pictures uploaded to Facebook a fly strip used to catch the insects is fully covered just days after being put up.

Another image shows dozens of dead flies on the floor of a woman’s home.

Locals in Rossington, South Yorkshire, say the problem is down nearby plant Morris & Co which recycles metal including old food tins.

One resident – who asked not to be named – said: “They are bringing in at least 100 HGVs of metal every day. And it’s got planning permission to expand.

“People living as far away as two miles from the plant are filling two or three strips of fly catchers a week.

“God knows what it is like for people living right next to it.”

Locals in Rossington, South Yorkshire, say the problem is down nearby plant Morris & Co which recycles metal including old food tins
Locals have described the issue as an ‘absolute nightmare’

On Facebook Sarah Jess posted an image of a fly catching strip infested with the bugs that she put up just days before.

Rowlinson Wilkinson wrote: “Something needs to be done about these flies. I’m putting a new fly strip up every day and there’s hundreds.

“It’s disgusting – it is driving me crazy and I’m too poorly for all the stress.”

Kacie Morgan added: “I think the whole village is just rife with them.”

The Doncaster Free Press reports how residents have been reporting the problem to both Doncaster Council and the Environment Agency.

The local resident and dad-of-two Sun Online spoke to added: “We can’t keep fresh fruit out at all. They are all over the surfaces of our kitchen and you just don’t know where they have been.

“There is only so many times you can clean things.

“It is not nice for the kids to around either. It is an absolute nightmare.”


Sun Online has contacted Morris & Co, the Environment Agency and Doncaster council for comment.

On their website Morris & Co describes themselves as a “forward thinking modern scrap metal processing and recycling company”.

They say they “offer a comprehensive scrap recycling service to customers in waste management,
demolition, manufacturing and household waste”.

A recycling plant that saw swarms of flies infesting family homes in Scotland has been forced to close after a long-standing residents’ crusade.

Residents were “disgusted” on a daily basis, finding dozens of the creatures buzzing around their homes, in their food and around their children’s beds.


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