Flies can be quite disturbing as they are constantly around us, and we wave the hands to make them go away but they just keep coming back!
Moreover, they live for about a month during which time they constantly multiply, so the fight against them is far from easy. Plus, note that they are fast and fly!
Yet, there are perfectly effective natural ways to get rid of these pesky parasites.
However, they also have their own natural weaknesses, so if you know them, you can easily eliminate them. They are naturally attached to smell and light, so herbs and essential oils with strong scents can serve as natural repellents.
We suggest 4 ways to naturally repel flies:
- Cloves and Lemon
Flies hate the smell of cloves, and when you combine it with lemon, you will get a potent, safe, natural fly repellent.
You will need:
You should cut the lemon into halves, and stick the cloves into the pulp. Then, place the lemon on your table and you will have absolutely no problems with flies!
- DIY Fly Repellent Spray
You can successfully get rid of flies using a homemade repellent spray as well. You should avoid commercial repelling sprays as they are full of chemicals, and prepare this natural one instead. Due to their strong smell, you can use essential oils, like lemongrass and peppermint.
You will need:
- 2 tablespoons Liquid dish soap, diluted
- 10-12 drops Peppermint essential oil
- 10-12 drops Lemongrass essential oil
- Spray bottle
- Water – 1 cup
Mix the water and the dish soap in the spray bottle. Then, add 10 to 12 drops of peppermint essential oil, and10 to 12 drops of lemongrass essential oil after that. Close the spray bottle, shake to stir it, and spray all over your house. Also, to prevent flies, spray with this mixture on every 2 weeks.
- DIY Fly Trap
To prepare your own fly trap, you can mix apple cider vinegar and some dish soap in a Mason jar. You can also put a chopped up rotten fruit in a bowl, cover it with a plastic wrap, and again make several holes in it.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is fermented apple juice, and when you add the dish soap, the surface tension of the liquid will be broken and the flies will sink as soon as they touch it.
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