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House flies can be quite the pest to have around your home. Since many of us suffer from having these little creatures get indoors and fly around everywhere, I wanted to share some tips to help you get rid of house flies naturally.
I’m sure you’ve seen those sticky strips that are full of chemicals, and other harsh pesticides that they say will rid your world of house flies, but I wanted to provide a few natural ways to get rid of these pests.
It’s important to use natural remedies anytime you can to avoid putting extra pollutants into your air and home.
Natural Ways to Get Rid of House Flies
Flies are one of the most pesky insects. Flies are annoying and they are dirty. They an be a real nuisance, especially when you have lots of them inside your home.
Why do I have so many flies in my house?
You may be wondering why you have so many flies in your house. Many factors can be the cause of house flies getting inside.
You could have some cracks in the windows or pet feces outside that encourage house flies breeding. They also just sneak in when you open and shut the house door.
If you live close to a farm, you will have more of a problem with flies. This is because flies and other pests are attracted to the manure of cows, horses and pigs.
Even though you may clean up your yard of your pets waste, flies will still come from other areas, if you have livestock near by your home.
Whatever the reasons, we’ve all fallen victim to the ever-annoying house flies. These natural ways to get rid of house flies will help you remove these flying insects from your home for good.
Use Vinegar and Dish Soap to get Rid of House Flies
Grab a tall glass and mix about one-inch apple cider vinegar with a few drops of dish soap. Cover the glass with plastic wrap and secure it in place with a rubber band.
Poke a few holes in the top of the plastic cover then place the glass in an area where you want house flies to get trapped.
The apple cider vinegar will attract the house flies while the dish soap will sink the house flies in the glass of vinegar and dish soap.
Using Sticky Window Traps to Catch House Flies
These window sticky traps work great. They don’t use chemicals, they are all natural! We have used them a lot and here is a picture to show how well they work.
It also shows how many flies we had in our mud room! Also, the photo is kind of disgusting. Ready?
I know, I did mention it was kind of gross. We had such a terrible problem with house flies here on the farm.
Thank goodness, we now have that under control using these methods.
Getting Rid of House Flies with a Venus Flytrap Plant
It’s always nice to have plants in the house and one plant that can help get rid of house flies naturally is the Venus Flytrap.
This houseplant can be found at most garden nurseries or on Amazon for sale and is relatively inexpensive.
While you will have the plant spit out the exoskeleton of your pesky house flies, it will eat them so that you have fewer house flies to contend with around the home.
Use Essential Oils
You can make an essential oil spray with some of the oils that flies naturally hate.
Some oil options include lavender, clove, mint, lemongrass, and basil. Create a mixture of essential oils and water in a spray bottle.
Spray the essential oil blends around entryways, the kitchen, and any other area that seems to be attracting house flies.
Weatherstrip Doors and Windows
You might be surprised that flies can get in through cracks around your doors and windows, but they can.
And here’s another surprise – make sure you have baseboards!
Flies can hide in the gaps between walls and floors – ask me how I know. Sealing our home tighter and making sure each room has baseboards has helped a lot with the number of flies that can get in.
And of course, sealing your doors and windows with caulking and weather stripping will also help cut electric bills too – so seal those gaps!
Read more about sealing out drafts here.
So, use household items like vinegar and dish soap to trap house flies or purchase a Venus flytrap or make an essential oil blend to get rid of house flies naturally.
I’m confident these tips will help you rid your house of these winged insects in no time so that you can sit back and relax without the sound of buzzing around your head.
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