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Fly infested bush #289413
Jul 13th, 2009 at 04:51 AM
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I have two large bushes in front of my house. I'm not sure what they are, but they are large, with waxy green leaves and small bunches of little white blooms. It appears to be growing almost as a vine. I came home yesterday to find that both of the bushes are infested with what appears to be flies. I bought some insectiside and sprayed them, which appears to have killed the majority, but am wondering if there are bushes that are known to attract flies or if I might have another problem on my hand? I couldn't find a dead animal or anything and I found it odd that all of the flies were within those two bushes which are separated from each other by a couple other bushes that did not contain flies.

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Re: Fly infested bush [Re: programmerchick] #289444
Jul 13th, 2009 at 03:16 PM
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Can you post a photo of the bushes? And by "flies" do you mean regular type house-flies?

This is an interesting problem. And your sure there's no doggy dodo in the area?


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Re: Fly infested bush [Re: programmerchick] #321266
Jun 14th, 2010 at 02:17 PM
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was this problem ever resolved? We seem to have same.

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Jun 14th, 2010 at 04:30 PM
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MY white astibiles are loaded with a large house fly..Why ?
Beats me. So far the pink one isnt?

Strange huh?


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Re: Fly infested bush [Re: Westporter] #322458
Jun 23rd, 2010 at 02:38 PM
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I also have the same problem with 6 large bushes in the front yard of the house I just bought. Dark green, waxy roundish leaves, small green-white flower clusters. There are many other bushes in the yard, yet these are the only ones to attract flies. Is there any solution? Or do I need to destroy the bushes? I really don't want to do that!

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Jun 23rd, 2010 at 03:06 PM
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I found this under Clemson University's horticulture site......

Spreading Euonymus (Euonymus kiautschovicus)

This evergreen shrub grows 8 feet high and as wide or wider, with some low branches trailing on the ground and rooting. The leaves are light green and 2 to 3 inches long. flowers are greenish white. Bees and flies swarm the plant when it is in bloom in late summer, so it may not be a good choice near patio areas. For more information....

http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/shrubs/hgic1063.html

Re: Fly infested bush [Re: dmkay] #322465
Jun 23rd, 2010 at 04:13 PM
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Maybe we can put up fly ribbon?? lol

Mine is far enough away from the house to avoif.

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