Home remedies for flies

Flies are known to be carriers and transmitters of several diseases such as typhoid, cholera, diarrhea and dysentery. They are also ver...

Flies are known to be carriers and transmitters of several diseases such as typhoid, cholera, diarrhea and dysentery. They are also very likely causes of eye infections. Flies are attracted to unclean and unhygienic areas like garbage bins (that are left opened), fecal matter and rotting left-over food. In fact flies are mainly attracted to any food substance that is left uncovered or exposed at home.
Thus in order to prevent these disease-borne pests from entering your home and spreading germs everywhere, here are some natural home remedies that can keep them away:

1. Clove Oil
Clove oil is not only good for cleaning purposes but also extremely good at keeping flies away. Flies simply can’t stand the smell of cloves. So, using clove oil to get your home clean is a good home remedy to ensure that flies find the smell unbearable and do not enter your home. Even flies that were initially present in some corner of your house seemingly disappear as you start using clove oil.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar may not drive flies out of your house, but it has its own way of dealing with flies. Pour some apple cider vinegar into a small bowl and add little liquid detergent to it and mix it up. Place this mixture in an area where flies are usually present. Flies are instantly attracted by the aroma produced from the mixture and flock to it, only to get trapped. Now they are unable to escape as the detergent makes it sticky so that they can’t break free once inside the mix.

3. White Wine
Similar to apple cider vinegar, mixing white wine within liquid detergent attracts all the flies present at home and kills them. Only this time, in case a fly manages to escape it will soon die as this mixture poisons them. This a good way to keep flies away, mainly from your food and body.

4. Essential Oils

As flies are attracted to bad and unhygienic smells (including extra-sweet nectar smells) the opposite kind of smell can work as a repellent in keeping them away. Peppermint, lavender, lemon grass, citronella and eucalyptus oils if sprayed around areas in your house that flies have infested can easily drive them away. The fresh-scented hygienic smells are unbearable for them. Thus they avoid going anywhere near such places having these smells.

5. Camphor
Burning camphor is one of the best home remedies to keep flies out of your house. It is easily flammable, since it is waxy and the fumes it produces are strong fly deterrents. Your home can immediately be rid of all flies, by just burning camphor and spreading its fumes in every room in your house.

6. Cucumber Slices
Placing raw cucumber slices on top of the garbage can’s lid can repel flies. The smell of the cucumber slice is good enough to keep flies out and also good for preventing them from laying their eggs within the organic trash. Similarly, you can place these slices all around your house on windows or other places to keep repelling flies and preventing them from entering.

7. Fly Paper
Fly trapping sticky paper is quite an effective home remedy to deal with the problem of flies. This fly paper can be made at home too; using all natural ingredients such as syrup made from sugar and corn starch and then spread out on a thick piece of brown paper. Hang this, up on the walls or in corners. It will attract the flies with its sweet fragrance and trap them there.

These 9 home remedies for dealing with flies are the best efficient and natural methods of killing flies, driving them out and keeping them away. Thus why waste money on buying artificial fly trappers and repellents when you already have the solution of dealing with these pests, available at home.


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