Homemade Spray To Keep Flies Away -Home Remedies To Get Rid of Flies

Flies are pesky critters that can spoil your outdoor lunches and cookouts. They are uninvited guests who can and will contaminate your food, juices and other eatables. These insects are also known to spread bacteria and germs that can cause diseases such as salmonella, dysentery, cholera etc. among humans.

A fly infestation has the capacity to turn into something huge if left untreated for a longer period. Hence, it is better to have the knowledge necessary to use homemade solutions to keep flies away. Read this blog to know how you can make these sprays and other ways to keep flies away from your property:

  • Oil-based fly repellents

Mix 10 drops each of rosemary oil, basil oil, and peppermint oil with a tbsp of dish soap, mineral oil and apple cider vinegar. Apply this spray onto all surfaces that attract flies. The strong smell of this solution will act to repel flies and keep them off of your property.

  • Water-vinegar spray

This is an effective solution that can be made with easily homemade ingredients. Mix a cup of vinegar in equal portions of water and dish wash soap. Spray it on all the indoor and outdoor places that flies use in your property. It works in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

  • Malt vinegar spray

Malt vinegar can be used as an effective fly repellent spray. For using this remedy, all you need to do is pour a small amount of malt vinegar in a vessel and boil it. Place the container in the area in your property that attracts the most flies. Watch the flies in your property hover off to another direction using this simple remedy!

  • Salt water spray

Add a 2-3 tbsps of salt to a glass of water and then transfer this solution to a spray bottle. Spritz this solution on your deck, patio, windowsills, door frames, and all other surfaces that you keep finding flies on.

  • Mint and basil spray

Mint and basil leaves are excellent insect repelling herbs. They are extremely beneficial in repelling house flies and fruit flies. Blend some sprigs of both leaves and add water to the mixture. Strain it and then spray it similarly on common surfaces where you find hovering flies.

  • Sugar, pepper and milk solution

Add 3 spoons of sugar and 1 spoon of pepper to boiling milk. Transfer this solution to a container and let it cool. Place it in an area where you find the most number of flies. The solution will attract flies and as a result of which they will drown in it.

  • Hot pepper spray

You can keep off flies by either growing hot pepper in your yard or by using a homemade pepper spray. For making the spray, you just need to blend a few hot peppers and add water to the mixture. Place it in an airtight container and keep it in sunlight for a few hours. Use this liquid as a spray after properly straining it.

Other remedies to keep flies away from your property

  • Citronella Candles

You may find the fragrance of citronella candles to be calming and welcome, but it is usually best to keep off flies. Burn multiple citronella candles in various indoor and outdoor portions of the property. This will easily repel flies and keep them away from your property for a long time!

  • Fans

Outdoor fans can also act to keep off flies from your decks, patios and yards. Install rotating fans to direct airflow away from your outdoor area. When flies come anywhere near this particular zone where the fans are, they will instinctively go off in the opposite direction to prevent being blown off due to the breeze.

  • Cleanliness measures

You need to have proper cleanliness measures in place to keep off flies from your home. For that, you need to clean out food spillage immediately. Store all your eatables and pet food in airtight containers. Avoid leaving dishes in the sink or the dining table for long hours. Clean up after your pets which includes their bowls and their droppings as both can attract flies.

  • Outdoor hygiene

Outdoor cleanliness is as important as keeping the indoors clean and tidy. Special attention needs to be paid towards the cleanliness of the garbage can as its contents can be attractive for flies. Make sure all the garbage from the house goes in sealed plastic bags.

Ensure keeping the garbage can where it gets direct sunlight. This will kill moisture and also keep off flies and germs from entering the trash.

Keeping the surroundings clean is the only way to keep flies from entering your premises. Try out the above-mentioned remedies to prevent flies in your home. If the infestation still persists, then make sure you opt for professional assistance to get rid of the fly infestation from your property.

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