What do I do about flies all around my azaleas and other bushes?

we have so many flies around our azaleas and other shrubs. there are no dead animals, no animal feces. they congregate mostly around the shrubbery, but unfortunately that is by our entryway. we do a good job being careful not to allow them in the house, but it is driving us crazy. what can you recommend?
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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on May 31, 2017

    Spray with apple cider vinegar to keep those flies out- good luck!

  • Thanks - on the shrubs or the ground- wondering if flies have a nest or where they sleep what so I can kill the colony. If they even have a colony Don't know enough about flies. Thanks so much for responding

  • Claude Claude on Jun 01, 2017

    you know if you hang a clear plastic sandwich with a couple of pennies in it along with a small amount of water, the light flashing and reflecting effects the flies compound eyes making the area less attractive to flies. People use them in doorways to keep flies from entering. Vinegar will damage your plants.

    • that's cool and easy! I will try it. Hopefully I will have luck! my neighbors may wonder if I practice voodoo but if it works I don't care lol

  • Inetia Inetia on Jun 02, 2017

    Lemon water may shoo the flies too.