Yes, it's fly season again ! How to get rid of flies naturally ?

Yes, it's fly season again ! How to get rid of flies naturally ?
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Yes, it's fly season again ! How to get rid of flies naturally ?

You could seal your house up tight and shut every door, window, nook and cranny – but that’s no way to live right?

Plant herbs

Beneficial for everyone, you get fresh herbs and the flies steer clear. Having plants like Basil, Lavender, Mint, Bay leaf and wormwood planted or situated in pots near your homes entry ways keeps the flies away as they hate the scents of the plants. The strongest plant to use is basil. Give these natural, cheap and easy alternatives a go, and bid goodbye to those flies before they even dare set a wing in your window.

Basil – Flies hate the smell of basil. Place a few basil plants in your kitchen and watch them disappear. Plus, the basil doubles as a great on hand garnish.

Lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint and lemongrass – The house create a beautiful aroma, but they will also deter those pesky flies too.

Cloves – Flies detest the smell of cloves. Place a bowl of dried cloves in each room where you are experiencing problems with flies, and watch them vanish! Despite its effectiveness, this is not a good solution if you dislike the smell of cloves yourself, as then you’re bound to be vanishing from the room too.

Mint, lavender and marigold – plant these in your garden and have pots in your house to deter them from entering your property before they even make it to the front door!

Cinnamon – use cinnamon as an air freshner, as flies hate the smell!

Apple cider vinegar – Flies love the smell of apples and vinegar. Create a homemade trap by mixing some apple cider vinegar with a natural liquid soap in a bowl. The flies will be attracted to the aroma, but will become trapped by the surface tension created by the soap in the liquid solution.

Last but not least, always keep the kitchen bench clear and wiped clean. Flies are naturally attracted to rubbish and cut fruits, so make sure that all bins are concealed, and that cut fruits are well covered or stored in the fridge. Then throw out that fly spray, wash those tea towels, recycle that newspaper and head to the beach.

Make your own repellent spray

You can make numerous different fly repellent sprays as there is many different things flies are repelled by. By using a spray bottle mixed with water and one of the following items works as a fantastic repellent. Lemon Lavender Clove Oil Lemongrass Basil Bay leaf Mint Camphor Eucalyptus Cucumber Vodka Aloe Vera Cayenne Pepper Apple Cider Vinegar


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