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fly infestation!

Posted by Jones0731 11 southern cali. (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 3, 13 at 19:18

I just built a raised garden bed and attached a pvc hoop house with a plastic sheet for a greenhouse effect. After filling it with compost and soil I have noticed dozens of flies have infiltrated. Can anyone give me help on getting rid of them? Thanks!


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RE: fly infestation!

If you used manure in your soil mix, you may have brought fly maggots into your hoop house. In an enclosed space of your hoop house you should be able to spray them. They probably won't all hatch at once, so one spray won't do it. Al


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RE: fly infestation!

Or you could ignore them as they are only nuisance value.


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RE: fly infestation!

Fly strips. They are icky, but they work.


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