Flies in your home? Not only are they extremely unsettling to have around the house, they are real health hazards too. So if you’re currently experiencing some nasty fly situation, it’s important that you do some tried-and-tested techniques for getting rid of these unwanted house guests, as soon as possible.
- Make a natural fly insect repellent made of natural oils. If you want not just a solution to your house fly situation but a great house air freshener too, you could concoct your own effective fly repellent using essential oils. Combine a few drops of the following essential oils in a container (dilute them all with water): eucalyptus, citronella, lemongrass, peppermint and pennyroyal. Then, add in a few drops of lavender, undiluted. Once you have created this solution, get a piece of clean sponge and let this sponge absorb the solution. Place the sponge in a clean tin can. After one day, you could place the tin can by your window entrance, open it, and let it work to keep the flies away. If you’re pregnant, however, you should avoid this step, because some essential oils may be harmful to your baby.
- Use fly paper. Of course you could buy commercial fly paper, but if you’re looking for more natural versions, you could make your own. All you’d need are the following: ½ cup sugar, ¼ cup corn syrup and some brown paper bags. Cut the paper bags into long, medium-sized strips. Combine the sugar and corn syrup in a bowl. Apply the mixture to the strips using a blunt knife, and position these strips around fly-infested areas.
It’s so easy to get rid of house flies that there’s no reason for you to keep on tolerating them. So keep those house flies out and you’ll find your home a more peaceful, healthful and relaxing place to live in! Good luck, and hope this helped!