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Video: How To Keep Flies Away Outside?
Spring and summer are arguably the best time of year when you can afford to eat outside, in the garden, in the park or at the beach. However, sometimes it is impossible to avoid the invasion of flies as they can very easily spoil our entire dinner. Annoying and twirling, these little animals find their place on furniture and food. After showing you how to repel ticks naturally, here's without further ado how to keep flies outside once and for all with some effective grandma tips!
How to keep flies away outside so that you can eat there peacefully?
Before getting to the heart of the matter, it is important to clarify that the average lifespan of a fly is 1 month, during which it can produce around 500 eggs. Simply put, a few female flies are enough to fill your entire yard in no time. Besides their rapid reproduction, flies feed on garbage cans and therefore transmit several diseases. This is why reducing their population is crucial not only for your comfort, but also for your health!
Basil, a natural repellent against flies
If we find the smell of basil pleasant, this is not at all the case with flies. A real repellent, the aromatic plant that is normally used for the preparation of several dishes in the kitchen is an ally of choice in the fight against these insects. So to have quiet evenings in your backyard or terrace, just place a pot of basil on the edge of the window or directly in the center of your outdoor table. The good results will soon be seen!
Another well-known repellant is essential oils. So, use them in a diffuser to keep flies outside or to prevent their arrival. The most suitable fragrances are those of lavender, lemongrass and peppermint. In addition, a lavender pot and placed at the window or on the patio will also do very well. If you don't have a diffuser, mix 8 drops of essential oil to 100ml of water in a spray and spray the whole house.
Cloves, too, have fly repellent powers. To optimize their effectiveness, you have two options: put it in a potpourri or plant it in an orange, an onion or a lemon cut in half that you will place in a cup on the outside table. The same method you can adopt to drive away flies inside the house.
Like lavender hotpot, pennyroyal mint also has a repellent effect on flies. Put in a pot in the kitchen or in the window sill planter, it guarantees to keep not only flies, but also mosquitoes. In addition, it is very aromatic and easy to get along with!
Apart from lavender, mint, and cloves, geranium is another repellent plant that promises to get rid of flies and all flying insects. So, multiply the pots on your terrace or in your room. Because, in addition to being super effective against small animals, lemon geranium is also very decorative. Mixing a few drops of geranium oil with 100 ml of water will also be a very good fly control tip to consider.
Fed up with the invasion of flies in your garden! To get rid of it, there is no need to resort to chemical and expensive repellents. An excellent anti-pee solution for dogs, apple cider vinegar is an effective and 100% natural repellant that will help you in your hunt for flies. So heat it quickly and pour it into a bowl that you will then place on the edge of the window. If the smell of vinegar bothers you, add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to it.
Peanut butter and white glue
Another fly trap that you can try is to mix a little peanut butter with white glue or honey in a shallow dish that you set up away from the outside table. Finally, you will be amazed at the results!
A mixture of molasses and cornmeal
How else can you keep flies outside outside? Before opting for our next fly solution, it's important to make sure your garden is clean enough. Pick up your dog's droppings, close garbage cans well, mow the lawn regularly, watch out for standing water… these are just a few of the things you can do to avoid attracting flying insects. Alternatively, you can mix molasses with cornmeal in a dish to place away from your patio or garden furniture. Flies will congregate there while you rest.
Here are some more practical fly control solutions that are very easy to adopt:
- place a light trap
- hang sachets filled with vodka
- opt for carnivorous plants
- do not destroy all the cobwebs in the garden
- install a fan