Flies are exceptionally annoying, and it seems that no matter how quickly people close doors; flies sometimes make their way inside the house and garage. Even more mysteriously, flies seem to appear from nowhere, even when doors haven’t been opened, and window screens are intact.
If pesky houseflies inundate your home or garage on a regular basis, and you’re tired of swatting flies all day long, besides patching holes in screens, keeping your kitchen clean, and properly disposing of trash, there are home remedies you can try in an effort to get rid of flies that make their way into your house and garage. These home remedies are a good alternative to chemical sprays, traps, and store-bought flypaper; these home remedies are easy and inexpensive, and best of all, these home remedies work.
Bags of Water
one of the most effective home remedies to get rid of flies involves hanging clear plastic bags of water near outdoor entryways. This might sound like a ridiculous way to get rid of flies, but people who live on farms, and those who operate fruit stands use this home remedy to get rid of flies on a regular basis.
Remedies for flies.
Just get some apple cider vinegar pour some in a bowl put in about a tablespoon of dish detergent to break the surface tension of the vinegar and the lil buggers can't fly on and get away. Leave it out over night. You should catch most of em.
Hang a pine bough in the kitchen: flies dislike pine oil.
A bowl of vinegar in the kitchen will keep flies away as well as some mint leaves in a glass of water does the trick.
Citronella oil or candles are also effective in houseflies.
Use loads of lavender, flies hate it; put fresh lavender around the house. It really works because that's what my mum uses in the summer to stop flies coming in says Fatima.
· Put some eucalyptus oil on a cloth, open the door wide and wave the cloth vigorously working towards the door. Flies will rapidly disappear.
Keeping flies away is often a matter of cleanliness. Remove compost to the compost pile, and don't leave food uncovered.
Invest in window screens and screen doors and encourage your children to close screen doors quickly when they enter or leave the house.
Encourage the spiders in your house: they eat flies.
Cloves, when used with lemons, are particularly effective at repelling flies.
1. Cut a lemon into half.
2. Insert 7 to 8 cloves in each half of the lemon. Make sure the bud remains upwards.
3. Put these clove filled lemons on a plate.
4. Place the plate near points of entry for flies
The fragrance of basil repels flies. Plant it in pots near doorways to keep flies out of the house, and use it in your cooking to benefit from its anti–bacterial and anti–viral properties. In addition to basil, you can plant lavender, mint, rue, marigold, tansy, bay leaf, and wormwood to repel flies.
Honey attracts flies and acts as a sticky trap. You can replace the honey in this method with jelly or jam.
• Cut a plastic bottle or soda can in half, making the bottom half slightly taller.
• Fill the bottom with water to its halfway point.
• Add a few drops of dish soap and stir well.
• Spread 2 teaspoons of honey on the mouth of the top half of the bottle or can.
• Turn the top half of the bottle upside down and place it in the bottom half.
• Place the entire bottle in a fly-infested area.
• Flies will be attracted to the honey and fall through the funnel and drown.