How to keep flies away?

[] Here is your guide to get rid of pesky insects

Houseflies are annoying. They serve no good purpose in a home ecosystem. Not only are they plain bothersome, but they likely carry potentially harmful diseases. If you’re not one to take care of garbage in your house, flies are probably ravaging your place. Fret not, however. We can help you in resolving your pesky fly problem. 

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We’ve curated a list of DIY fly repellent tricks to help you fight against these irritating insects and save yourself from potentially harmful ailments. 

How to keep flies away using homemade tricks

How to keep flies away: Bananas

You can use this delicious fruit to ward off pesky insects. Cut a banana into small slices and put the pieces in a glass jar. Enclose the pot in a polythene bag with big holes for the flies to come in. Throw the jar away once the problem is solved.

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How to keep flies away: Turmeric and salt

These powders are not exclusively for your food. To get rid of houseflies, sprinkle salt and turmeric in the areas affected. 

How to keep flies away: Oils

Natural oils make for an effective house fly repellant. Mix either neem, eucalyptus, or lavender oil with water and store it in a spray bottle. Now spray the mixture all over the infected areas and watch the flies disappear.

How to keep flies away: Vinegar 

Flies are weirdly attracted to the smell of vinegar. This method to get rid of flies is pretty straightforward. Put vinegar in a bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap with a few holes big enough for flies to get in. 

How to keep flies away: Orange peels

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This is where not throwing your peels away pays off. Tie your orange peels to a cloth. Hang this makeshift fly repellant in places where house flies are an issue.

How to keep flies away: Ginger

Take a tablespoon of dried ginger powder and mix it with water. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and spray this in the affected area. This method works against houseflies as well as mosquitoes and other insects.

How to keep flies away – Salt and pepper spray

Salt and pepper have an alternative use; they are required for seasoning and keeping flies away. Take salt and pepper and mix them in water. Transfer the contents to a spray bottle. Spray the solution to get rid of annoying flies.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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