Yellow Fly Solutions: Get Rid of Yellow Flies and Find Out What To Do When Bitten
Yellow fly time is here. Yellow flies mate during May and June in Florida and they are a nuisance. Females need to obtain a blood meal before laying eggs. Guess where that tasty meal is located?
So how do we get rid of yellow flies or at least curtail the using of your blood as their meal for the day? Here are some methods that I have used in my yard. These methods have not completely eliminated yellow flies in my yard but it has helped cut down on their numbers.
Method 1: Pennies In Water
This works to keep them from swarming at your doors. Put 8 pennies in a little water in a ziplock bag. Close the bag and put on the outside of your doors. I used Velcro to attach it to the door. The reflection of the pennies in the water keeps some of the yellow flies away from the door.
Method 2: Sticky Black Ball Trap
I bought a Bug Ball and a can of Tangle Trap at Ace Hardware. I attached the ball to a tree branch in the yard with string and covered the ball with Tangle Trap. About 35 bugs were trapped on the first day. More have continued to be trapped every day. This does help.
Two solutions for Yellow Fly Bites
These bugs are persistent so if you do get stung, here is a DIY solution to help with the itching and pain. This is great to have in your refrigerator ready for when you get bitten.
Yellow Fly Bite Relief Recipe
- 1 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/3 cup ammonia
- 1/3 tsp. Meat Tenderizer
- 1 crushed aspirin
- Mix well and store in the refrigerator.
- Lasts about 30 days.
Water and the Microwave
Place folded wet paper towels in the Microwave for 30 seconds. Place on bite as hot as you can stand without burning your skin.