View Full Version : Flies and houseplants - YUCK
07-17-2003, 09:22 AM
We have been invaded by house flies who are hatching in our houseplants. We've moved the plants to the garage and sprayed them with plant-safe bug killer but they are still hatching. Has anyone else ever had this happen? What did you do to kill them off? HELP!
07-17-2003, 09:37 AM
Try soapy water. Mix up some Dawn (or whatever) in a spray bottle with water and spray the plants and dirt with that. I won't promise it will work, but it kills bugs on the leaves.
07-17-2003, 11:40 AM
Just a hint -- if you use Dawn, make sure it's in very weak solution. It definitely works for bugs, but I burnt the leaves off of one of my plants by using too strong of a solution :(
They sell insecticidal soap at most nurseries too -- so if you're hesitant to take any chances, you can pick up a bottle there.
It should work like a charm.
07-17-2003, 11:46 AM
Great - I finally feel like we can do SOMETHING. Thanks for the advice.
07-17-2003, 09:36 PM
Thanks for the tip. I moved my houseplants outside because of flying bugs a few years ago. I didn't think there was something I could make or buy to spray on them. Unfortunately, some didn't make it through the winter, but others are doing well outdoors.
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