7 Foolproof Ways To Get Rid Of Flies

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7 Foolproof Ways To Get Rid Of Flies

7 Foolproof Ways To Get Rid Of Flies

7 Foolproof Ways To Get Rid Of Flies

3 – Trap the Flies

  • A banana
  • A soda with sugar
  • Candy piece
  • A funnel neck bottle

Place ½ cup of soda in a long neck bottle and drop a piece of banana as well as a piece of candy to        lure the flies. They will not be able to resist and will become trapped. Sometime situations call for drastic measures.               

4 – Garlic

  • Garlic cloves, as many as you can stand to handle smelling yourself.

This one is simple. Place garlic cloves around your dining area. Flies do not like the smell. Get creative and you could use these pieces on a centerpiece as a decoration if holding a party. Just be careful not to use so much as to keep the guests away!

Combine with the vodka sprig cups or bowls and you will have a double whammy deterrent. There is another surprise that I would add to this centerpiece, as I added one more deterrent to this article that is not on the video. I thought it would be a super pretty way of insuring a fly free dinner party outdoors! See number 7 below.

5 – Essential oils

you will need on or more of the following:

  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil          
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • Citronella Essential Oil

What I found enjoyable is to put these oils out in a small plate around the house. Choose one that you prefer, besides scenting your home they will deter the flies. They just don’t like the smell.

6 – Outdoor aromatic plants

pick up one or more of the following:

  • Lavender
  • Elderberry
  • Basil

Plant these inside and outside the home. Having these plants close to your dining space will also help to keep those pesky flies from bothering us. Again, having a dinner party? Bring the plants to the table. Or put a vase with cut flowers and add sprigs of basil to keep flies at bay and have an attractive table.

7 – Surprise method

This is the surprise I promised!  Take a half of lemon and poke some whole cloves into the top of the cut lemon. This item is not included on the video, but certainly would be a beautiful addition if you are tempted to continue to become fancy while dining.  Can’t you just smell the combination lemon and cloves now?

Since there are many ideas to deter flies, I do hope my natural segment has you planning your outdoor dinner parties and staying fly free. Your guests will love the aromas, but the flies will not. Whether or not you are entertaining there are many ideas to keep those flies out and away once in for all.

Macro Image of a Fly

Macro Image of a Fly

Hope you enjoyed this DIY as besides deterring flies, you will enjoy natural scents throughout your home as well as incorporating the natural fly deterrents and using them beautiful centerpieces, throughout your home, inside and out.

If you found this tutorial helpful please consider sharing it on your social media so others get to see it. If you end up using any of these methods be sure to let us know how well they worked for you  and send us a few pictures. See you on our next post!

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