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TheWiz
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100's of flies in my Crepe Myrtles


I have so many flies in my crepe myrtles it is freaking me out. It sounds like a propeller plane when I disturb the tree. I guess I could have Googled, but with all of this infinite wisdom I came here first.

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9Fiddy
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re: 100's of flies in my Crepe Myrtles


12 guage. Squirrel shot.





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TheWiz
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re: 100's of flies in my Crepe Myrtles


Anyone have a useful answer?






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toosleaux
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Pump sprayer and tree friendly insecticide, very easy.





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chinhoyang
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Some flies are good for the health of the crepe myrtles.





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TheWiz
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Some flies are good for the health of the crepe myrtles

For realz? There are so many it's freaky. They are along the walkway going into my front door. I feel like I have to hold my breath when I rush by.






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TexasTiger89
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Paranormal activity? Think your tree is haunted.





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ZereauxSum
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This doesn't sound normal. Are you sure there isn't a small dead animal somewhere in the branches?

And what kind of flies are we talking? House flies? Fruit flies?



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Anyone have a useful answer?








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toosleaux
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That too, cut them bitches back to nothing and they grow and grow and grow.





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TheWiz
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They're still fairly infant trees. They're maybe 7' high. I don't think they need to be crepe murdered. I thought general consensus on slashing them was a no-no.





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we always cut ours down to the trunk, but they are fairly matyre trees.





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Anyone have a useful answer?



Gasoline and lighter






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rlore2
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Could be cluster flies. I had an issue with them last Autumn. Usually a cold snap will kill them but they are a pain in the A$$. Good luck.





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:luismiller:





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TigerDeacon
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yeah, stop the crape murder!





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dagrippa
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Did you plant your crepe myrtle on a fresh mass grave?





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lnomm34
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Man card. Hand it over.






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TheWiz
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Man card. Hand it over

Hell naw, I've got lots of time/money invested in my yard.






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