Flies can be a nuisance if you don’t know what to do to keep them away. They feed on plants and can damage the health of your plants. However, there are several ways to control their presence in your garden. These methods include biological, cultural, and chemical control. Using the right combination of methods can help you keep flies out of your garden without harming your plants.
First, flies don’t like certain kinds of plants. They have strong senses of smell, and so avoiding certain plants can help. For example, flies hate pine, rosemary, eucalyptus, bay leaves, and cloves. Adding a plant like tansy to your garden can also help keep flies away.
Another insect that can be dangerous to your garden is the earwig. It lives in high, dry places and feeds at night. It eats the flowers, and it can be damaging to your plants. Also, keep in mind that if you kill a flier, it will also kill the good bugs. You can also keep chickens around to keep these insects under control.
Rattailed maggots are another beneficial pest. Flies feed on decaying organic matter in your garden. They are common in garden waste. However, you should not ignore the benefits of flies. They can feed on the microflora in your garden, as well as pollinate plants. You can also use a lure trap to attract them to your garden. This can attract more than their natural numbers.