THUNDER flies can appear when the weather gets particularly warm.
However, you may be wondering how to prevent them from entering your home.
What are thunderflies?
Thunderflies, also known as thrips, are beetles found in the UK.
There are around 150 species in the UK and the flies are usually found on flowers and other plants.
Plant growth can be stunted when eaten by thunderflies.
What do thunderflies look like?
Thunderflies tend to vary in color, with the adult insects having a narrow body and up to 2mm in length.
They have two pairs of strap-like wings lined with hair.
Younger beetles are usually wingless and are generally creamy yellow in color, paler than the yellowish-brown or blackish-brown adults.
Do thunderflies mean a storm is coming?
The short answer is no.
Some people believe that the arrival of thunderflies means an imminent storm, since they often appear in hot weather.
They can appear when a thunderstorm is imminent, but that’s a coincidence.
Why do thunderflies keep landing on me?
Thunderflies may keep landing on you, possibly because of your clothing.
These bugs are attracted to bright colors, so you might try wearing something lighter if they bother you.
How to get rid of thunderflies
There are a few ways to prevent thunderflies such as: B. avoiding light-colored clothing, as already mentioned.
Here are some ways you can prevent thunderflies in your home:
- Keep the plants in your house moist as the insects prefer dry plants.
- Avoid bright colors.
- Keep vacuuming your home.
- Attach netting to your open windows and doors to prevent entry.
If you already have an infestation in your home, apply low-spectrum neem oilor insecticide to the area.
This will reduce the number of thunderflies and make them easier to get rid of.