7 Herbs That Deter Flies Naturally!

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Post by Samt03 on Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:49 pm

I was trying to find this list again and didn't see it on here so I figured I'd post it when I found it. The flies are just horrible here this year cause of the rain.

Link: http://home.howstuffworks.com/green-living/herbs-deter-flies-naturally.htm

Now this year I have purple leafed basil coming up all over that self seeded. That does nothing for the flies. I'm going to try and get regular basil if I can find it this late and see if it works.

I also noticed last year when I had the lemon grass in pots by my porch the flies didn't hang around as much then.

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Post by melodiccolor on Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:43 pm

Another solution is to reduce the fly population. An organic way to do this is to use beneficial nematodes. They need to be applied in the spring when the soil temp. reaches above 43 F and if you keep the soil moist, will last until first frost. They eat insect larvae of all kinds.

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