Flies in lawn

DAMIAN GOREY asked 12 years ago

I have very small black flies ( black body white wings approx 3mil long ) living in my lawn, sod layed 2 years back. Have you any suggestions as to how I can get rid of them??.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Lots of insects use a lawn area for shelter and feeding. These small flies are probably mushroom flies which feed on wet decaying plant material.

Like most insects they are likely to occur in peaks as one or two generations arise in spring and summer. They will soon disappear and there is no control necessary, or possible really.

The lawn might be a bit wet and this might be a reason, also they like sheltered spots.