Does Mint Attract Flies (not gnats)
I have mint growing near my front door (peppermint and spearmint) and it currently is in flower -has been for at least a couple of weeks. For the last couple of weeks or so the area has been THICK WITH BLACK FLIES. These seem to be "regular old, garden variety black flies", not gnats or something else. I've seen a couple references to this on the internet, but haven't ever seen a satisfactory answer to whether mint attracts flies, although I've seen many references to the fact that mint REPELS FLIES.
However, I can't think of anything else it could be. Can anyone help me with this? Thank you,