When the summer comes around, flies come too. Whether you live in a big city, outskirts of a city, or in a town – flies are everywhere. They fly and crawl on almost anything, faeces in particular, then they land on kitchen tops and food, and contaminate them. Although flies may not seem dangerous, they spread various infections. It’s time that you learn to get rid of the flies in your home. There are many effective remedies for flies.

  1. Flies hate the smell of basil. Place a few basil plants in your kitchen and watch them disappear. Plus, the basil doubles as a great on hand garnish, win win right?
  2. Place some vinegar in a bowl, and cover with a plastic wrap with tiny holes on the surface. Flies will be drawn in by the smell of vinegar, and it will trap them in the bowl.
  3. Add 3 spoons of sugar and 1 spoon of pepper, to a glass of milk and boil. When cooled, keep the liquid in the fly infested area. This will naturally attract house flies and they will drown.
  4. Cut two lemons in half, and insert 4-5 cloves into each half so that the buds stand out. Place them where there are flies. The aroma will drive the flies away.
  5. Add 2 spoons of finely dried ginger powder to a bowl containing 4 cups of normal water. Stir the mixture well so the ginger essence mixes well with the water. Strain the mix and transfer the liquid into a spray bottle. Spray the repellent wherever the flies tend to accumulate.
  6. One of the simplest home remedies for flies in the kitchen is flypaper. Commercially available fly papers are ribbons with sticky, sweet-smelling glue coated on its both sides. The smell attracts flies and traps them in the glue when they land on the paper.
  7. Cayenne pepper can help repel houseflies. Mix it with water and spray around the house to deter flies from coming in.
  8. You can make use of natural oils such as citronella oil, lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, neem, and lemongrass. Try mixing them with rubbing alcohol or water and fill them in a spray bottle. Using these natural housefly’s repellent can deter those pesky creatures as well as create a beautiful aroma in your house.
  9. Sprinkle salt and turmeric on your kitchen slab to drive away flies.
  10. Boil 2 cups of water, add salt and pepper to it. Cool and put it in a spray can. It drives away mosquitoes and flies effectively.
  11. Tie orange peels in a muslin cloth and hang them around your kitchen. It is an excellent home remedy to get rid of flies.
  12. Tie orange peels in a muslin cloth and hang them around your kitchen. It is an excellent home remedy to get rid of flies.

Houseflies do not bite, but they are capable of transferring more than 100 different pathogens, including salmonellosis, typhoid, and tuberculosis. House flies contaminate food surfaces, as germs pick up on their legs and mouths when feeding on trash, faeces, and other decaying substances, thus they spread many diseases. Also, they defecate constantly.


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