old standby – use a flyswatter.|
Sprinkle dry soap or borax into the bottom of your trash cans after they have
been washed and dried. |
leave food around the house. Keep your counters clean. Try not to leave dirty
dishes in the sink. Rinse dishes off before leaving them in the sink.
Hanging mint or basil around the home also repels flies. Hang a fresh pine
branch in the kitchen. Flies do not like pine oil. Keep basil well-watered
from the bottom so that it produces a stronger scent. Dried ground leaves left
in small bowls or hung in muslin bags are also effective.|
a small sachet of whole or ground cloves will repel flies.|
pomanders on your doors. The citrus peel is a great repellent. |
Scratching the rind of a fresh orange or lemon and leaving it out will allow
the citrus oil to escape. Flies to not like citrus. Placing oranges and/or
lemons in decorative baskets or bowels can also look nice around the house.
is a controversial one – allow some spiders in your house. They eat flies.|
During the day, you can encourage flies to leave by darkening the room and
opening the door to the outside light. Flies are attracted to light and will
quickly fly outdoors.|
your own Non-Toxic Fly Paper. Here are 3 different recipes: |
1. You just need a brown paper bag, ¼ cup of corn syrup and ½ cup of sugar.
Tear or cut the paper bag at the seams, and then cut 4 or 5 strips about 2”
wide from the bag. Mix the ingredients in a bowl and spread it on the strips
with a knife. Hang the strips over a bowl to catch drips.
2. Boil equal parts of sugar, corn syrup, and water together then dip 2” thick
long strips made from a brown paper bag.
3. Spread honey on bright yellow paper strips.