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I recently asked about all the little black flies in the compost of this plant,and the helpful replies,suggested they were scarid flies..They didn’t affect the Orchid at all,but very unpleasant when they kept flying all around me..and everyone else !


This is what I decided to try,to get rid of them…sticky plant labels..not a pretty sight,so hope you aren’t eating :o)


Great success,so added one to each overwintering plant in the Conservatory..and I was surprised to see how many were on those too….so very pleased to see they work well,without the need to use a spray.. ..

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excellent idea, might try that myself. It does look a bit unpleasant, but I have an aversion to using sprays and this is obviously effective.

14 Mar, 2013

 

damn flies ! nicely done bloomer

14 Mar, 2013

 

Great idea, I'm going to copy.....thanks.

14 Mar, 2013

 

I don't like using them either,Louisa..only very occasionally,and outside only..but if there is a good alternative,it's better to try it first..I've just had a look at the packet,if you are interested..24 in a pack,lasts up to 3 months,dual purpose insect monitoring trap.with record label on other side..can be used inside and out..attracts whitefly,Aphids and gnats ..they were £3.99p from a garden centre...in a yellow packet,if you decide to try them..

14 Mar, 2013

 

Cheers Paul..nice when it works :o) They used to brazenly fly in front of me,on the laptop..not any more,they don't ! Lol.
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I find them really good,H.bird..just added the info above..hope they work for you too :o)

14 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks for the info Bloomer, I'll look out for some :)

14 Mar, 2013

 

I have the larger yellow sticky sheets in the greenhouse to catch whitefly in summer. I will bring one down tomorrow and cut it into strips and stick them to a plant label.

14 Mar, 2013

 

Good idea,H.bird..and probably a lot cheaper..I've never had a problem till this year,so I am now prepared :o)

14 Mar, 2013

 

We only noticed these tiny flies this year. I thought for ages that I had a 'floater' in my eye.... Then they kept landing on the I-pad..when I went to brush it off I kept tapping on flipping adverts.

14 Mar, 2013

 

Well done I think I'll try that too Bloomer

14 Mar, 2013

 

Yukky flies good result Bloomer! Lovely Orchid btw :o)

14 Mar, 2013

 

Good result Sandra, lovely orchid as well, I had missed your original question so had to check it out, LOL..

14 Mar, 2013

 

great idea sandra, iv heard of these awfull flies before, my friend had them in all her indoor plants, make me ich thinking of them lol, hope thats the last you see of them now :o))

15 Mar, 2013

 

Great tip Bloomer, thanks...:>)

15 Mar, 2013

 

Horrid things :o( I've found lots of them lately, espscially in the bathroom where I think they enjoy the humidity. Maybe I'll try the same remedy as you've done.

15 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks everyone,glad you all think it's one solution to these little blighters..and hope you all get rid of yours..It would be good if you posted how you got on,and if it was successful....and Hywel,they are worse when the soil is damp,or if you have just watered them...so maybe your bathroom is heaven for them ..:o) They will love you ! Lol.

15 Mar, 2013

 

Hi Sandra .. Interesting idea :o)))

added to GoYpedia ..

15 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks Terra..every insect trap I have used so far,has got them on..in three rooms,so I am glad I tried them.
apparently I have heard they just disappear in the summer,so I will check that,as I am going to change them after the recommended three months of usage..and thanks for adding to GoYpedia .:o)

15 Mar, 2013

 

Good idea , Sandra! I sometimes getr them in pots in my heated green house. I never thought of trying these!

17 Mar, 2013

 

Good idea Sandra, and after a report I heard about us all having to eat insects, will make a nice little snack:-))

17 Mar, 2013

 

Oh Yummy,Ba..I often wonder what to have for lunch ! Lol..slap a couple together..protein sandwich ! :o)

18 Mar, 2013

amy
Amy
 

I have those nasty little flies on my Orchids Sandra ,thanks for the tip I shall be off to buy some of those sticky labels I didn't know about them !

PS ...remind me not to come to yours for lunch LOL ...

18 Mar, 2013

 

Glad it helped,Amy..and I promise not to give you a yellow bread sarnie..that would kind of give it away wouldn't it ? ..I could add some salad if you like ..ok,hold the salad :o))) x

18 Mar, 2013

amy
Amy
 

I think I'll give the sarnie a miss if it's o.k with you Sandra ... .. I shall never be able to face Piccalilli in a sarnie again LOL ... x

18 Mar, 2013

 

Lol,Amy..forget the sarnie,we'll go out ! :o).. and going
back to the topic.(.We digressed a bit,as usual ) I put some in my overwintering fuchsias,and cuttings,so the little devils got everywhere..you just don't realise they are there...but at least they haven't done any harm to anything..

18 Mar, 2013

amy
Amy
 

That sounds a good idea ,going out I mean :o) and putting some sticky labels in the greenhouse I will do that ,we get all sorts of creepy things in there !

18 Mar, 2013

 

Good one Bloomer much better than any spray.

19 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks Mg,I am more than happy with the outcome,so it's the way to go for me...I appreciate all the comments..

19 Mar, 2013

 

Brilliant - thanks so much for posting Bloomer, we were plagued by these flies last year, my better half was not impressed! Will be investing in some of these very soon.

20 Mar, 2013

 

You are welcome,Dirtyred..glad it's helped....your wife will be pleased :o)) All out war on these little blighters now ! Lol.

20 Mar, 2013

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