What can I use to stop flies from collecting on my new deck?

Brenda Johnson
by Brenda Johnson
My deck is new , I was told flies are attracted to the sap of the wood,.

  7 answers
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Jun 25, 2018

    Get a bug zapper

  • Bonny Batchelor Bonny Batchelor on Jun 25, 2018

    Buy some “Off” lawn garden patio spray- the kind that attaches to your hose. I do it twice in the summe- no flies, mosquitoes or any other bugs listed on label.

    you could hand that ugly yellow fly tape- but.. why?

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 25, 2018

    A recycled soda bottle fly trap.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlYt8m9xf0k

    I also just brought a LED fly zapper buld for my porch at Grocery Outlet

  • Leah Leah on Jun 26, 2018

    Have you sealed your deck?

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 23, 2024

    If the flies are that much of an issue, investigate, they love decaying material. If you have something that is drawing them, other than the sap,then they are there to feed.

    Do you have animals that are going to the bathroom near there?

  • Hi Brenda! The constantly moving air confuses flies, who prefer to fly in still air. Citronella candles, while more commonly used to deter mosquitos, can effectively keep common flies at bay as well, especially when used in small spaces. Hope this helps!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 29, 2024

    We ended up with fly strips and 2 were full in 36 hours!