the words i chose for my fly remedy google search led we to all kinds of articles about how many fly eggs and maggots are allowed by the FDA in our food. they allow up to 30 fly eggs or 2 maggots per 100 mg of tomato sauce. um, gross. so…i guess this is not just a problem for me. i feel better knowing that i've meticulously worked at removing such things from our food. i guess i feel like that's another point for the garden!
this year at the first sign, i mixed up some organic fly spray and got me some serious trigger hand from blasting all my tomato and pepper plants with it (plus the edges of the beds).
it's been about a week now (since i first noticed the eggs) and i really think it is working. i'm going to keep at it, spraying every three days or so to keep them away.
organic garden spray (to keep flies and aphids off plants)
a spray bottle full of water
a tablespoon or so of natural dish soap
that's it! cheap and so far effective! recipe via