ID flies?

Asked June 1, 2020, 4:24 PM EDT

Hi, Attached are photos of flies that are in our raised bed. Just built the beds and added Miracle Grow- Raised Bed soil. Shortly after placing some plants in the box these flies appeared. What are they? Could they have hatched out of the bags of soil? Are they destructive and how do we control them?

Emmet County Michigan

1 Response

Hello. Unfortunately I cannot get a clear look at the insects in your photo. They look yellow, are they? Do you see any damage on your plants or are they mainly a nuisance? There might have been larvae in the soil of the plants or bagged potting mix. Any further info or clear photo of the insect would be helpful. Thank you.