2) How to Get Rid of Flies using Vinegar
Flies are repelled by vinegar, and the smell of boiling vinegar can make them leave. Pour some malt vinegar in a pot or pan, let it boil, and wait for the flies to desperately try to escape. Make sure you watch the procedure closely as you don’t want the vinegar to burn, and (as with all pans of boiling liquid) be careful not to spill or splash yourself with the hot liquid.
3) Using Fly Traps to Get Rid of Flies
You can either make your own homemade fly trap with a jar, some sugary water, and a paper cone. The sugar attracts the flies, and the jar and cone make it impossible for the flies to escape once they are trapped. You can also purchase flypapers coated with a fragrance which attracts flies. The flies will then get caught in the sticky paper, allowing you to remove them easily.
4) Using Plants to Repel Flies
Flies dislike certain plants – mint, for example, is a fly-repelling herb, and also very handy to have around the house to cook with. A pot of mint may be worth purchasing if you are often struggling with flies. If you place it next to a door or window, it makes it less likely that flies will enter this way. But using mint around the kitchen area can also help to keep away flies from those areas that you definitely don’t want infested, such as the kitchen worktop you tend to use when cutting up vegetables and handling meat.
5) How to Deal with an Infestation of Flies
Unfortunately, we don’t always succeed in keeping flies out of our home, and sometimes we may even have to deal with major fly infestations. There’s no need to panic – it’s all about systematically getting rid of the little insects. If you are facing an infestation, the first thing you need to do is clean your house thoroughly. Vacuum and wash all surfaces with a disinfectant spray or wipes to get rid of any fly eggs, and make sure to clean behind furniture and everywhere that might not be easily accessible at first – that’s where flies like to hide. If you are still plagued by pesky flies, it may be time to call in a professional exterminator.
With any luck, these tips should give you a fly-free home – allowing you to relax!