Flies with green bodies on brewing patio - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Flies with green bodies on brewing patio

Thread Tools
Old 07-17-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
Mar 2005
Posts: 172
Liked 23 Times on 17 Posts

Anybody ever have house-flies with green bodies congregating where you brew outdoors?

I built a patio to brew on last summer and didn't have any problems with flies. This year, they are really thick--like 10 per square foot in places. I'm wondering if they're attracted by spills and boil-overs. I'm planning on putting out fly traps. I searched the forum, but only found fruit fly issues. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted here since I figure it is a sanitation issue.

Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
Nov 2009
Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,827
Liked 48 Times on 41 Posts

could be a dead body nearby. Find the dead animal and remove it and the flies should decrease.

Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 02:14 PM   #3
Feb 2007
Posts: 454
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts

They are probably attracted to the wort like you said, I have a huge problem with them when I brew in my garage. If you dont have pets in your yard they are probably coming from someone elses place/yard/garbage. Any farm land near by? If you have pets in your yard clean up the waste, you can also go organic and buy these little creatures called fly preadators. They are living insects that eat fly larva. They come looking like dried up maggots and you sprinkle them in the problem areas of your yard. A couple applications of them should be plenty to get them established.

Other than traps, posion and cleanliness nothing you can really do about them other than keep them out of your finished wort.

Oh by the way those flies with blue/green bodies are not common house flies, those are blow flies, usually seen on dead bodies, **** or very rancid garbage with rotting food in it.
Автомат Калашникова Brewing Co.

Beer and Kalashnikov since 2007

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Show Us Your Brewing Room/cave/garage/patio/whatever! thadius856 General Beer Discussion 2 03-01-2013 03:56 PM
Brewing Green Parker36 General Beer Discussion 42 08-11-2011 10:03 PM
Does anybody sell just tap tower bodies? Cpt_Kirks Equipment/Sanitation 2 07-19-2011 04:36 PM
Benny Hinn: Let the bodies hit the floor MVKTR2 Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 9 08-26-2009 05:13 PM
Harder Bodies Faster Stronger Ó Flannagáin Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 12 11-16-2007 02:31 PM

Forum Jump