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How to Get Rid of Flies and Mosquitoes

August 14, 2019

Hi I’m Tricia I grow organically. For a healthy, safe food supply. For a clean and sustainable environment. For an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Hi I’m Tricia a California organic gardener. And summer is coming and along with it comes wonderful dinners outside and home grown vegetables As well as flies and mosquitos Today we’re gonna talk about controlling those pesky insects organically. First off when it comes to flies, you want to be sure to control both the larva or maggot stage and the adult fly. Your controls will be much more effective if you go after both of the life cycles of the fly So to attack the larva stage i’ve enlisted the help of some of these fly parasites. You can release these in warm weather about every one to four weeks. So if you have farm animals like my chickens or my neighbor horse ginger You should release about every one to two weeks. These little fly parasites are actually mini wasps and you can release them next to a fly breeding site like a manure pile or in my case the chicken house. These little wasps will parasitize and kill the larva of many different fly species. Well we just took care of the fly larva. Now we’re going to trap the adult flies. We’re gonna do it in this sturdy wooden fly trap made right here in grass valley. Let me show you how it works. So just take the two screws out of this fly trap to open it. Get the tin pan and pour the bait in. This bait is made of ammonium carbonate and yeast. And the flies really love it. So the reason that the flies like this bait so much is because it’s smelly. So that’s gonna help you determine where to put it. I’m putting it in my yard under direct sun next to the fence where Ihave another horse pasture So, what’s gonna happen is they’re going to visit the bait And then They’re gonna try to get out and they’re gonna get out through this little hole And that’s gonna leave them right inside the trap You can reuse this trap year after year and catch thousands and thousands of flies So another great trap for smaller yards is this flies be gone trap. It’s really easy to deploy Simply pour in the non toxic bait and fill with water and hang it up. The Victor fly catcher No vapors, no bait, no mess, no stink. This can be hung up in your shop, in your stable, in your barn, in your garage. Just pull it and twist. Now you can hang it. For wasps and yellow jackets just use this pesticide free trap. It contains a lure and you just add water. Well that takes care of one pest but what about the mosquito? That’s probably one of the biggest pests of all And the most important thing when controlling mosquito populations is to remove any place where they breed. And that means getting rid of any standing or stagnant waters. For ponds and other water features use these BT mosquito dunks. These are biological mosquito controls. BT is a naturally occurring bacteria that kills the target insect species. In this case the mosquito but leaves other species alone. Bats eat millions of mosquitos in the summer time and if you want to attract more bats to your place just install one of these bat houses like I have. Of course that bat house isn’t quite big enough because my bats have also nested behind my garden art. This garlic based mosquito barrier will help you enjoy your garden more in the evenings. And it’s safe to spray around kids and pets and even your food garden. And don’t worry it won’t make everything smell like garlic. Spray generously around the area of your yard you want mosquito free. Take back your summer from the bugs and do it organically. Enjoy your yard all summer long and grow organic for life. Thank you for watching. Please subscribe to our channel, share this video and follow us at the sites below. Don’t forget to like this video.


  • Reply onelove July 1, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Are your gloves permanently attached to your hands or what?

  • Reply Corrinne Garfield July 1, 2019 at 3:33 pm


  • Reply Lorie Harris July 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    The hanging sticky trap really shouldn't be used outside. Hummingbirds, small birds, and bats hitting them is a cruel inhumane death sentence.

  • Reply MysteriousOklahoma July 1, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    No fancy edits, no overly dramatic intros and outros…no obnoxious music…just precise information in a concise fashion. Thank you 🕊

  • Reply P L D July 1, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Holy affiliate marketing Batman!!!!! I can take a 2-liter bottle cut the top off it, invert like it's a funnel, put a raw (soon to be rotten) egg, 3 cups of water, and a drop of soap to eliminate surface tension in the water in the 2-liter bottle, put the funnel on, and catch all kinds of flies for virtually free LOL

  • Reply J Sev July 1, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    This video is just an AD for several products, all of which had to be factory-produced. NOT ORGANIC

  • Reply kent neumann July 2, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Good info for control. Anything for absolute annihilation of the mosquito?

    Living in an area with a swampy marsh across the street.

    Also controlling mosquito's in this yard seems futile unless neighbors on all sides do the same.

    I want something that wipes them deadly little bloodsuckers out all the way back to their ancestors and down to all future offspring.

    Have toddlers and fear the west nile and other virus's

    Anyone have something that's 100% effective killing mosquito's?

    I don't care about organic, or the law, or the fucking birds that carry it. (Robbins are the biggest carriers.).

  • Reply Rea Lachney July 2, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Great info! Subscribed! 😁

  • Reply Richard Miller July 2, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Imagine if everyone had one! The whole ecosystem would fail 😒 good job

  • Reply josh sotelo July 2, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    U know organic means learn to live from the things that annoys us guess good idea 4 petty gardens but I’m all organic I just deal funny 😄

  • Reply Jane Smith July 2, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Great tips here ~ but PLEASE do not use sticky paper traps, I used to until a bat caught and died on one 😔

  • Reply John Brittingham July 2, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    How do you kill cucumber beetles? The neem oil spray doesn't work.

  • Reply Kevin Freist July 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    all good except foe the tape roll. it also catches humming birds. iv'e had bad experience with that.

  • Reply D L July 2, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Hi! Is the BT docs safe for birdbaths?

  • Reply Kimberly Moll July 2, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Where can these products be purchased

  • Reply Cricket Cricket July 2, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    I did the garlic spray last year…didn't do squat. Very expensive stuff.

  • Reply Chris Fritz July 3, 2019 at 2:02 am


  • Reply Nicole Johnson July 3, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Be careful using the parasitic wasps. Some attack monarch butterflies population by laying eggs on the caterpillars.

  • Reply JIMMY JUKEBOX420 July 3, 2019 at 4:16 am

    I used a Fly Trap from Home Depot back in 2009 and it Really Great,, Highly Recommend Getting A Fly Trap. 👍😀

  • Reply Marans Candy July 3, 2019 at 4:25 am

    I need flies for pollinating my Pawpaw trees (Asimina triloba) but only for a month in the Spring. Pawpaw flowers don’t attract butterflies or hummingbirds.

  • Reply mikha007 July 3, 2019 at 10:01 am

    use activated charcoal to get rid of smells….and you can make it yourself from lessons on youtube

  • Reply Cintie HR July 3, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Very great and informative information however I have a request if you can go a little bit slower and a little more explanatory will be wonderful

  • Reply chip63us July 3, 2019 at 11:01 am

    are you hurting honeybees

  • Reply Yogi Beer July 3, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    My pappy attraks flys worst than our ole mule Eugene. I will try thet fly box in owr living room next to pappy

  • Reply Patrick Galloway July 3, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Sess the video " no fly zone day 7" by pat galloway ..this zapper kolls 350000 flys a week and clears 5 acres of adult flys and cabe set to kill mosqitos the same way…no bait just dead flys

  • Reply Danny Burney July 3, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Where do you get the fly trap box ?

  • Reply pecoswild July 3, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Great vid. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Mark Russell July 3, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Somethings wrong with the ads. They're not skippable!

  • Reply Bamfylde003003 July 3, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Can you use those mosquito dunks in rain barrels? Do they harm humans?

  • Reply chilloften July 3, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    I love the bats!! That's so awesome.
    Great tips!!

  • Reply M Bailey July 3, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Great ideas. Thank you. I like the insect repellent plants too like lemon grass. Smells wonderful too.

  • Reply ThePositiveKRP July 3, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Why would you want to trap wasps and yellow jackets?

  • Reply Trudie Thomas July 3, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    I tried those donut things for mosquitoes. Don't think it made a difference.
    Wasps or hornets, i simply leave little can, like tuna, of water, that i change. Think we sweat and they want water. Works for me.

  • Reply David July 4, 2019 at 12:33 am

    Nice rack

  • Reply Chivo R July 4, 2019 at 2:28 am

    I have termites can you show or if you have one on how to get rid of termites that would be helpful

  • Reply KBT19X July 4, 2019 at 2:40 am

    Your place looks amazing. Beautiful.

  • Reply Hal Kael July 4, 2019 at 3:11 am

    Using wasps to eliminate flies?? Am I misunderstanding this? That's like using rattlesnakes to get rid of mice! WTF!?!?

  • Reply 17crollins July 4, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Thanks for sharing that information. Do you have any recommendations for the small black biting flies. They are just horrible and tortures their victims. Nothing organic seems to work. Please help.

  • Reply montanadoctor July 4, 2019 at 8:20 am

    “Organic…” What a scam! Put ‘organic’ on a label, & charge more. People assume ‘organic’ is healthier, but it’s not. Dog poop & cyanide are ‘organic’ but aren’t healthy, obviously.

  • Reply d ville benny July 4, 2019 at 10:26 am

    I have bats in my barn. (Bet you thought I was going to say belfry.) They are great for mosquitoes. But don't hang a bat house on your home. Bats poop like rats and leave droppings everywhere when they fly off. They will stain the side of your house, cement and wood. Put bat houses out away on a tree or barn where it doesn't matter. The bat guano is good for composting.

  • Reply Anungquay1013 July 4, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Diatomaceous earth will take care of flies. Spread it around the garden and yard.

  • Reply Gokul Prasad July 4, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Nice Video.

  • Reply Terry Leblanc July 4, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    The wasp works great in and around the barn for flies but then we had explosion of fleas !! Back to poison….the tape works great if you hang it with the string on the bag trap. Stinky dinky..

  • Reply Wer Rew July 5, 2019 at 1:47 am

    I am sorry did not register you msg it way to fast and well happy to see everyone got rge to info.guest i am really slow.really i did not get it🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • Reply stephen madl July 5, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    In other words go to the store and buy stuff specifically designed for the purpose… Got it.

  • Reply Helaman Gile July 6, 2019 at 6:42 am

    You live where I used to live

  • Reply boB Eads July 6, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks for the fly and mosquito tips!
    I have a problem with fleas in my yard. Any tips for fleas?

  • Reply Woodland Creature July 6, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Raw egg mixed in water is a great bait in those traps.

  • Reply suman ghosh July 7, 2019 at 10:39 am

    3:26– I want to look at the garlic based mosquito barrier.

  • Reply htsauce420 July 7, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    I spray the shit out of bugs with triazicide. That along with the 8800 flowtron keeps bugs at bay. Unless you have purple martin birds, you'll have mosquito problems on the east coast

  • Reply Greg July 7, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Granny, your tips do jackshit for the flies and mosquitoes near me

  • Reply seeburgm100a July 7, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Does the first fly trap box work on Horse Flies?

  • Reply Rasai C A July 8, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Whether one can buy this through Amazon. If so please link the same. Thanks.

    C A Subramanian
    India Palakkad Kerala

  • Reply GrandBizkit July 8, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Is it possible to bring the price of organic foods down to the point where most poor people can afford to feed their families. Will growing organically ever be as productive as current non organic gmo laden foods and be able feed the growing global population. I think we maybe spending too many resources on solving problems that don’t really benefit humanity en mass. It’s a nice hobby and a well made video just seems kinda silly considering what most families in the country are dealing with aka inability to afford the foods that we already sell in stores that aren’t even organic.

  • Reply Ferragamo Falcon July 8, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Trisha is a blood

  • Reply Steven Wunders July 8, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    The intro was repetitive. It's easy to see who wants to be in the limelight, and who wants to give out knowledge. Couldn't make it past 18 seconds.

  • Reply Per Shop July 9, 2019 at 3:19 am

    The weird thing about those fly traps is that I wonder if they flies would be coming to my yard anyway, if I wasn't attracting them to go into the traps!

    But as for mosquitoes, I know they're around…gotta get rid of them!

  • Reply The Drake July 9, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Well, usually I get skeeters on my peter so I whack them off. And sometimes there's another on my brother. And I've seen a dozen on my cousin.

  • Reply Tommy J Kelley Jr July 9, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    The only thing I would disagree with regarding these suggestions would be the removal of wasps and yellow jackets. I am sure the presenter knows how valuable wasps can be for keeping down pests in her garden. I have found that by being observant as to where the wasp nests are located and then being respectful by staying 4 foot or more away from them. I have never had a problem with them. They are highly intelligent predators that should be respected and understood not exterminated.

  • Reply Banana Phone July 9, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Somehow, I don't think this video will help my mosquito problem. I live next door to an old car junkyard that is no longer in use and the cars are probably never going to be taken away. The mosquitos I have are the Asian Tiger mosquitos. They fly and bite day or night, rain or shine, from about May to the first heavy freeze. I once tried rubbing fresh crushed garlic all over my exposed skin to test if it would work. Nope. Did not deter the bastards one bit. Did deter humans rather well lol. I have no control over the junkyard so eliminating the breeding grounds is impossible. I'm beginning to think there is no "organic" or "natural" way to deal with these pests and I don't want to slather DEET all over me every single day for half the year.

  • Reply Christopher Ferachi July 10, 2019 at 12:51 am

    I’m from Louisiana, ain’t no gettin rid of mosquitoes around here lol but thank you for the fly tips!

  • Reply buzzsaw301 July 10, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Those may work in California, not going to work in the upper peninsula of Michigan. You be emptying that fly trap every hour.

  • Reply Scott P. July 11, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Great video! Do you have any suggestions for controlling the invasive spotted wing fruit fly? It is in every one of my berries this year. Thanks!

  • Reply Zane Weaver July 11, 2019 at 7:42 am

    I'll watch anything that has something to do with killing mosquitoes

  • Reply Marcin July 11, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    watching this gives me cancer

  • Reply Hudson July 11, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Bats carry rabies…

  • Reply Nikki Ingersoll July 11, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    The damn bats behind the garden art thing…that's a big NOPE

  • Reply Juan Tejada July 11, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    For all of you organic that didn't got the message organic, she grows organic organic gardening

    I'm also an organic Gardner, that grows organic, organic gardening for organic gardens


  • Reply violet sinclair July 12, 2019 at 1:10 am

    I’m local and stoked I found ur YouTube

  • Reply Tenzin Kunsel July 12, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Organic for life. Amen.

  • Reply TRe' CooL July 13, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Dragon fly not bats…

  • Reply Jen Bajackson July 14, 2019 at 3:01 am

    The sticky tape is a hazard to birds and other unintended animals. Not very "organic or safe". Recommending the use out in the open or even anywhere birds can fly is terrible.

  • Reply Seander July 14, 2019 at 7:48 am

    You put out an awesome video.

  • Reply Joshu's Dog July 14, 2019 at 7:50 am

    look at me the millionaire who can afford an entirely organic property.

  • Reply Jim F July 14, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Those small traps with the plastic bag, and some water are catching on. We used one with fantastic success for the emerald ash Beatle. Saved our roses.

  • Reply Gl San July 14, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Bat house? No way lady, i'm good.

  • Reply Mr. Allmighty Cornholio July 15, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Contrary to pop belief, bats dont really eat mosquitos as much as people expect. On the other hand, Dragonflies love them!

  • Reply colleenallmyfriends July 15, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I like that large blue waist receptacle shoulder bag you’re wearing at beginning of video… where can I find one please?

  • Reply L Brusseaux July 15, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Just add water fly traps… normally equals the rotting stench of death so consider that the stench of death will carry on the breeze and if you are within 15ft of that bag of rotten death….you will smell it. They work great and I use them…..far away from where I like to spend my time outdoors.

  • Reply Ezm Jon July 15, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Wish it wasn't so much "I bought stuff from the store" and more home made remedies

  • Reply Eranda Jayamaha July 16, 2019 at 7:09 am

    how flys go inside

  • Reply Haring Bayabas July 16, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Instructions not clear.

  • Reply Carter Cole July 18, 2019 at 12:03 am

    just add a drop a diesel to your lake or pond and mosquitoes cant breathe because it covers the top of the water with a thin layer and wont let oxygen through… be careful as this will also kill any fish or other organisms in the water

  • Reply Solo Rider July 19, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Nice! How did get those wasp larva and bats??

  • Reply k3aton July 19, 2019 at 8:22 am

    So you're a blood?

  • Reply joseph de la cruz July 19, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you Mom!!!

  • Reply JP Ruggieri July 20, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    I’ve always wondered about the sticky fly traps, are those harmful towards butterflies and bees etc?

  • Reply NotaNurse July 20, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Do the wasps that parasitize the flies also parasitize pollinators like bees or butterflies?

  • Reply TheWhoGivesAShitChannel July 21, 2019 at 3:02 am

    What do you do with all those dead bugs once you catch them?

  • Reply Kaloian Mitrev July 23, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Hey lady Don mean to be rude but I had bad problems with mosquitos and listened to a gardener put in 4-5 places basilisk, rosemary and mint or dull and like magic in just 1 night was mosquitos free didn't bother with water or anything else these guy hate real bad these smells don't know for flyz since no animal is close but mosquitos /adioz…

  • Reply Spooferish July 23, 2019 at 11:11 am

    If you have chickens then you can use flies larva food for chickens.

  • Reply How To Vegan July 25, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Your an angel. I FUCKING HATE PESTS

  • Reply itzamia July 26, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Buy a zap light.

  • Reply Gizmo July 28, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Now those bats are an ingenious idea!!! Im getting meself several bat homes

  • Reply cabron0629 August 4, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Great Info! 👍

  • Reply Drew Sentillas August 4, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Very informative and straight to the point

  • Reply Laura H August 5, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Isn't there a lot of bat poop under that bat house?

  • Reply Random guy August 11, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you for NOT going on full details as to why flies and mosquitos are bad and why we should get rid of them and blablabla like most videos. If we got here then we know they are a problem already, no need to re-instruct us.

  • Reply Leah Allen August 14, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Tricia, awesome video and thanks for the work devoted to teaching us. Question: How do the flies get into the trap, looks like the wire mesh is small. How can bats see a a bat house? Can I put them on a wooden fence?

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