Five Simple Ways to Get Rid of Flies
Flies are some of the most common household pests. Although they are typically just a nuisance, house fly infestation can spread various bacteria, viruses, or any disease that they may carry into your home. There’s several different ways to get rid of houseflies, but here are some at-home, simple, easy, and natural ways to keep pesky house flies at bay.
Vinegar and Dish Soap
Mix about an inch of apple cider vinegar with a few drops of dish soup in a small bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and insert small holes on the top to allow for the flies to enter. Leave this bowl out to attract the flies, and trap them in the vinegar and soap fluid. The dish soap will cause the flies to sink.
Lemon and Cloves
Place a handful of cloves in two freshly cut halves of a lemon and leave out in the area where you are trying to prevent houseflies.
Cayenne Pepper and Water
Mix cayenne pepper with pater and use it as a spray around your house to prevent flies from entering your home.
Deep Clean Your Sink
Flies are attracted to drains and sinks and will often breed there. Be sure to give your sink a deep cleaning (don’t forget the drain) to prevent flies from gathering and breeding.
There are a variety of ways to prevent your home from houseflies. These are some basic at-home non-toxic ways to keep house flies at bay. If your infestation is more serious, be sure to call your local pest control professionals for advice and/or professional service!