5 Natural Tips For Keeping Flies Out Of Your House This Summer

source: Fresh Eggs Daily

There are few things more annoying to me than the sound of buzzing in your ear – especially when you’re in your own house. Summertime also happens to mean peak bug season, and they never seem to be content with just staying outside. So on that note, here are five completely natural tips for keeping flies out of your house this summer!

1. Lemongrass & Coconut Oil

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Mix together some coconut oil and 20 to 30 drops of lemongrass essential oil. Put the solution in open jars throughout your home. Though the coconut and lemongrass smells great to us, flies can’t stand it! Remember, essential oils can be poisonous to pets, so you should not use them in places where pets are.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

source: Prudent Reviews

This hack works wonders with fruit flies. Pour a small amount of apple cider vinegar into the bottom of a jar along with a drop or two of liquid dish soap. Cover the jar with plastic wrap and poke tiny holes in the wrap. Fruit flies will be attracted to the smell and go through the holes, but won’t be able to get back out.

3. Basil, Mint, & Vanilla

source: Fresh Eggs Daily

Place a few cotton balls in the bottom of a glass jar. Add in vanilla extract, followed by mint and basil leaves. Secure a piece of cheesecloth over the top. Place in fly-prone areas, and they’ll be sure to stay away!

4. The Bag & Coin Trick

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Fill a clear plastic bag with water, followed by some pennies. Hang the bag in a fly-prone area or near your exterior doors. The reflection created by the water and pennies scares the flies, preventing them from coming any closer.

5. Vodka & Cloves

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Add some vodka, water, and cloves (or clove essential oil) to a spray bottle. Spray the solution on exterior doorways, window frames, etc. to keep pesky flies at bay.

Hopefully you can use these tips to keep flies outside, where they belong, all summer long. Good luck!