Hoverfly laying eggs

KENNETH HIGGINS asked 11 years ago

I have green fly problem for a few month’s now in the glass house, I think i did’nt spray enough times to get rid of them.. I think my peppers and chillies will not produce any fruit now because they are all over the flowers…. But yesterday a hoverfly got in and starting to lay egg’s every where the green fly are… How long will it take the eggs to turn to larvae and would it be possible that they would eat all the green fly..

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Hoverfly larvae are quite voracious but might no find all the greenflies, Wait and see what happens. If they manage to control the greenflies, or not.

To control greenflies, a thorough spraying is required, but they can re-infest, coming in through windows.