How do I get rid of flies on the back porch?

2018-06-11 19:24 #0 by: Evelina

They are so annoying! My dad doesn't have animals or anything, and there is not trash or food out here but they just like to hang out in the shaded area. 

2018-06-11 19:47 #1 by: Niklas

What type of flies are they? The regular black 10-millimeter ones?

2018-06-11 19:55 #2 by: Niklas

If it's a reoccurring problem I would suggest putting up birdhouses made for birds whose main course is flies. In Sweden black-and-white flycatcher or swallows would be good choices.

2018-06-11 19:56 #3 by: Evelina

I don't know! Laughing out loud I mean they look like regular flies. They are not big like horse flies. 

2018-06-11 20:03 #4 by: Niklas

And they return every year? Then I would go with birdhouses.

2018-06-11 20:05 #5 by: Evelina

I think they return every year! I'll have to talk to my dad about it and read up on which birds in this area feed on flies. 

2018-06-12 10:40 #6 by: Leia

My boyfriend lives next to a big woodland and his place is always full of flies, I have just bought some citronella incense sticks because apparently, the scent repels them away.  They are really cheap and create a cool vibe on summer nights in the garden, however, I know you get migraines so it may not be the best option for you!

All the best, Leia

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2018-06-12 14:50 #7 by: Evelina

#6 We have bought 3 big citronella plants and they are sitting on the deck. But the flies don’t seem to mind them haha.

2018-06-12 23:10 #8 by: Evelina

I found this interesting article

2018-06-13 06:21 #9 by: Niklas

Aha, we used to have oranges made like that as Christmas ornaments, but then the orange had many more cloves.


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