What to do against flies under a glass roof?

Unfortunately, flies are pretty simple-minded and at the same time annoying insects. You can easily find paths behind and under glass panes. Since they can only follow the brightness as a way out, their attempts to escape through a glass roof are unsuccessful. There are a few things you can do about hours of buzzing and humming.

Four methodologies to get rid of flies

For inexplicable reasons, flies particularly like to get lost under a glass roof. In some cases it can turn into a real nuisance. To get rid of the simple-minded and annoying critters, the following circumstances can be created, which are not appreciated by flies:

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1. Thermal expulsion
2. Put off with smells
3. Kill with glue traps
4th. Kill with electric traps

Of course, all possible substances that attract flies should first be removed from the space under the glass roof. This includes organic dirt of all kinds such as leftover food, dead and rotting plant parts such as leaves and excrement and urine in the litter box or from mice and other small organisms.

Practical application of the methods

Thermally expelling means to take advantage of the property of all insects that do not like moving air. A permanent flow of air under the glass roof can permanently drive away the flies and deter newcomers. A fan or ventilation slots on the opposite side of the roof create a draft.

Flies don't like many smells, which are also great for keeping wasps away in the attic. The following smells can work successfully with fragrance lamps, as incense sticks or in small bowls dissolved in water:

  • Essential oils of all kinds
  • basil
  • Cloves
  • elder
  • lavender
  • Mint (especially Japanese medicinal plant oil)
  • vodka

Glue traps

The good old hanging honey bands still work reliably. Also set up bowls with honey fulfill this trap function. Chemical attractants don't work any better.

Electric light traps

A lamp shines in a housing enclosed with a grille, which is very seductive on flies. The lamp is surrounded by a wire mesh that is energized with high voltage (1000 to 4000 volts). The flies and other insects like mosquitoes burn up on the wire when they touch it.

Tips & Tricks You can achieve a more creative type of fly trap in a winter garden or with set up carnivorous plants such as the famous Venus fly trap. You can choose from around twenty species that grow in temperate climates.