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Mrs Pingu

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What do you do with those little bastard flies, the ones that associate themselves with pot plants? The ones that fly very slowly but cannot be caught.

I can never tell whether they are attracted to the plants, or arise from the soil. Or whether they are encouraged by plants being too dry or too wet.
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Kim

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My mum used go to after greenfly with sticky tape wrapped round her finger.

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ian

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What do you do with those little bastard flies, the ones that associate themselves with pot plants? The ones that fly very slowly but cannot be caught.

I can never tell whether they are attracted to the plants, or arise from the soil. Or whether they are encouraged by plants being too dry or too wet.

We have a plague of those, the source of which seems to have been the old bag of compost my wife used to re-pot them. Spray the soil with insecticide is the only way to kill them off.
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I’m trying to avoid spraying anything - there aren’t that many of them. It does seem to depend on the degree of wetness of the soil - something triggers the buggers to hatch, I think.

ian

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Yes, once you water them, they come out. They're sciarid flies and feed off the fungus in the soil, which grows best when the compost is damp. You can keep the plants as dry as possible or buy some pyrethrin spray.
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nicknack

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Not all drones are helicopters and not all helicopters are drones.
HTH

I guess Ingenuity is either.

Or both.
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Beardy

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Is a drone not controls by a humin?
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LittleWheelsandBig

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No. Drones can follow a preprogrammed flight path, fly autonomously or be remotely controlled. Drones can be fixed wing or rotary wing (or rockets, etc.)
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Beardy

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Just how do you stop people from slamming car doors? Several requests to refrain from doing so have not succeeded.  >:(
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Kim

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Just how do you stop people from slamming car doors? Several requests to refrain from doing so have not succeeded.  >:(

Take their cars away.
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