Flies can become a nuisance in the summers although it is a time to get outdoors and have fun and even if you don’t go out yourself, you can open the doors to let the breeze in. However the flies will find their way inside the moment anybody opens the door.
It is better to use some kind of fly repellent to keep the flies out of your way as much as you can and for those that are still stubborn enough to get inside you could try one of those methods to kill them.
There is no need to choose chemical fly repellent. There are many household items which can prove to be equally effective fly repellents. Below is a list of some of these natural remedies, you could choose one as per your preference.
1. A very common homemade fly repellent is the sticky paper. Take some brown bags and cut some of them in to 2 inch strips. Make a concoction of ¼th cup corn syrup with ½ cup of sugar. Mix it well and dip these strips in this mixture. You can hang these strips in the passage ways of flies. Flies are attracted towards it and get stuck on. This does look messy however and you will have to keep on changing the strips with new ones.
2. Another natural fly repellent is Basil and Lavender. Yes, these beautifully scented herbs and plants can solve other purposes too. You can put pots of these plants near doorways and windows to repel the flies with their nice fragrance.
3. You can also try eucalyptus oil as a fly repellent. Just drop a few drops on absorbent cloth and keep these pieces of cloth where you think, flies are mostly seen. The smell of this oil repels the flies. Change these cloths every some days, as the smell will fade and finish off.
4. Borax powder also acts as a fly repellent because it is naturally toxic to many insects and bugs. You can sprinkle borax powder where there is a tendency for the flies to accumulate like the garbage cans.