It’s a beautiful morning in cottage country…you grab your coffee, eyes not quite open, and step out on the deck in your bare feet…and “crunch” . You just crushed a small but gooey number of the zillion shadflies that have magically appeared overnight and glued themselves to every square foot of your deck, your comfy chairs, your windows and your siding.
Since shadflies are attracted to light, there are a couple of things you can do to help keep them away from your house:
- Try changing the colour of your bulbs from white to yellow, or even move your outdoor lights away from your cottage so that they won’t cling to your deck, windows and siding.
- Close your curtains or pull your blinds after dark to prevent them from being attracted to the lights and gathering around your windows.
- Insect light traps that use UV light may help to keep them away from the cottage.
The best way to clean them up – a broom and a dust pan.
Another alternative is to give Ross a call at 705.534.7863, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – he can help with the crunch.