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They buzz around, they’re annoying, and they can cause a wide array of diseases. They are flies. And having a lot of them around the house isn’t exactly a good thing.

On that, here’s a list of what you need to do to get rid of these pesky, disease-carrying insects.

1. Fly Tape and Fly Paper.

Flypaper and fly tape can be easily purchased just about anywhere. They make use of a special scented glue that attracts and traps annoying flies. You can also make your own flypaper by boiling a mixture of corn syrup, sugar, and water and dabbing the substance onto strips of used newsprint.

2. Get rid of their food sources

Imagine yourself as a fly. Where do you think you’ll probably go if you’re craving for dirty foods to suck on? For sure, you’d go straight to the kitchen sink and trash bins. That said, one way to keep them off of these places is by maintaining cleanliness. Simple chores such as cleaning the sink, washing the dishes, and taking out the trash go a long way when it comes to making your home a no-fly zone.

3. Light up citronella candles.

Using citronella candles, you can repel annoying flies without having to worry about any bad side effects on your health. These candles are all-natural and they can also stave off mosquitoes. They can also serve as mood-setters for your the living room and the bedroom.

4. Use herbs

Herbs such as bay leaf, mint, basil, and lavender are known to drive flies away due to their scent. That being said, you might as well consider mixing them all up in a clay pot. Place the pot in your living room to see a dramatic decrease in flies.

Aside from these tips, you also need to give your home a thorough cleaning to eliminate odors that attract flies to your home.


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