View Full Version : Flies As a Result of Mulch

06-22-2002, 11:16 PM
I just had a customer call me and is saying that she is having troubles with flies (many) after we put mulch in her beds. I have the exact same mulch in all my beds and have no problem at all with flies.

Any thoughts on what this could be?? Any thoughts on a remedy??

Thanks in advance..


robert payer
06-23-2002, 12:14 AM
People tend to blame any new condition on any new variable. Have you seen the flies and investigated any other possible sources?

06-23-2002, 10:11 AM
if you used hardwood mulch that has compost and manure mixed in with it then that is the reason. the flies should go away soon enough after a few days. btw hardwood may also grow fungus and mushrooms but that is the normal process of the mulch breaking down