How to Get Rid of Fly Infestation With These Home-Friendly Ways
No matter where you are, inside or out, the unwanted and boring flies are almost everywhere. Sometimes it feels impossible to get rid of them. Here are some home-friendly ways to easily get rid of the flies.
First thing you should do is to find their weaknesses. They are mostly attracted by the light and the smell. So, maybe some essential oils and plants can help you catch and destroy these annoying flies. Down below you can find and learn some easy ways to get rid of the flies.
1. Do it yourself fly trap
As we already said above, flies are attracted to the light and the smell, so they cannot avoid this trap. To prepare it you will need the following ingredients:
– 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
– 1 tablespoon of dish soap
– Plastic wrap
– Mason jar
Just place the vinegar into the jar and then add the dish soap. Cover it with a plastic bag in a way it is absolutely sealed. You should make a few holes into the wrap. The holes will allow the flies to enter inside the jar, while the smell of the vinegar will attract them. You can also make a fruit trap. It is similar to this one, but instead of using apple cider vinegar, you need to place some rotten fruit into the jar. It is cheaper, but less effective.
2. Do it yourself fly repellent spray
This is also a great method of getting rid of the flies and now you can make this spray at your own home. To prepare the spray you will need the following ingredients:
– 1 cup of water
– 2 tablespoons of diluted dish soap
– 10-12 drops of peppermint essential oil
– 10-12 drops of lemongrass essential oil
– Spray bottle
It is very easy and simple to make it. Just place the water and the dish soap into the bottle and add the essential oils. Close the bottle and shake it well in order to mix well all of the ingredients. Apply this spray everywhere in your home and you will stop the flies from entering or completely destroy them.
3. Lavender essential oil
Although it has a charming smell, lavender can easily frighten the flies. To prepare it you will only need: lavender essential oil, a jar and a sponge. You just need to spill a couple of drops of the lavender essential oil on the sponge and put it into the jar. Leave it over the night and the next morning open the jar. It is a powerful scent that will keep away the flies. Later, when the smell diminishes you can add more essential oil on the sponge and repeat the whole process again.
4. Lemon and cloves
A nice mixture of cloves and lemon will definitely make an effective fly repellent. Just cut a lemon into halves and stick the cloves into its pulp. Place it on your table in order to prevent the flies come close near your food. This way you will get rid of flies in an easy and quick way.