House flies in azaleas - Knowledgebase Question

East Brunswick, Ne
Question by popinkefl
June 30, 2010
We seem to have an excessive amount of flies in our 2 azalea bushes. They also appear to be in our evergreen bushes. Help?


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Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010

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They're looking for water or for nectar (or maybe honeydew from an insect population). You might discourage them by rinsing off the plants and thereby rinsing off the nectar. A little later in the season the nectar will dry up on its own and you won't need to keep hosing off your plants. Good luck with your landscape!

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