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Thousands of tiny flies in lawn

50Twuncle
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After cutting the lawn this afternoon - I noticed thousands of tiny green/white flies in the grass
What are they, are they causing any harm to the grass and how do I get rid of them ?

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  • Farway
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    I don't know what they are but no doubt the birds do & will assist in clearing the food you have provided
    Eight out of ten owners who expressed a preference said their cats preferred other peoples gardens
  • 50Twuncle
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    Farway said:
    I don't know what they are but no doubt the birds do & will assist in clearing the food you have provided
    They are virtually unnoticeable - so tiny - wouldn't fill the beak of a wren!
    Don't know whether the maggots are eating the grass roots though 
  • Davesnave
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    edited 27 August 2020 at 9:54AM
    If they are not easily identifiable and you can't capture them in a photo, it's unlikely they are offering any great threat to your lawn. There are plenty of identifiable things to worry about, so why do you want to waste time trying annihilate these small creatures, whatever they are?
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