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Home Remedies to Get Rid of Flies Quickly

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
Home Remedies to Get Rid of Flies Quickly

Flies are one of the most common insects in the entire World, you can find them almost everywhere except the Poles and in extreme hights. Flies have adapted with great success to any kind of condition in which mankind has also adapted. A fly's life is very short and it suffers a metamorphosis from its egg, to a larva, a pulp, and finally an adult insect. Flies are known for being a very annoying insect that is around humans most of its life, especially during hot seasons. That's why it's interesting to know how to get rid of flies with home remedies quickly, so you can find alternatives to insecticide.

Planting a Camphor tree

If you have flies in your garden, you can plant a camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora), this tree will not only decorate and scent your garden, but will also work as a biological controller for several insects such as flies.

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Flies Quickly - Planting a Camphor tree

Using water bags

For this method you should fill transparent plastic bags with water. Once filled up to three quarters of the bag, you must tie the bag in a knot so the water doesn't spill. Hang them at the entrance of the house, close to windows and doors. Remember you must always use transparent bags, this way solar light refracts in the water and creates prisms. The optical effect which these light prisms create repels flies.

Use aromatic plants

Create small bouquets with pieces of aromatic plants such as mint, thyme, rosemary, camphor, etc. One you have made these bouquets you must place them close to windows, doors and other places where they might get in.

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Flies Quickly - Use aromatic plants

Make sticky paper

You should create a sitcky mix and spread it on a piece of paper. To make the sticky mix, you can use a teaspoonful of oil, 5 teaspoonfuls of honey and a teaspoonful of resin. Spread the mix on a piece of paper and place it in a different place from where you don't want the flies to be. Flies will be attracted by the sweet smell and when they get close to the paper they'll get stuck to it.

Home-made trap to get rid of flies

Another great way of getting rid of flies with home remedies is making a home-made trap. To make this home-made trap, you only need to introduce small pieces of sweet food such as bananas, apples or peaches at the bottom of a long-necked bottle. Flies will be attracted by the sweet scent but won't be able to escape, which is why it's a good remedy to trap them and get rid of them.

Keep your house clean

Last but not least, you must always keep your house clean and residue free, this way flies won't be attracted by them. Once you have finished cleaning your house, pour some white vinegar on a cloth and with it clean the places where flies usually go such as windows, doors etc. The smell of vinegar will repel the flies and you'll be able to enjoy a clean house free of insects.

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