How to Get Rid of Flies with Fly Repellents
Flies of any kind are most annoying and you should
use effective fly repellents to get rid of flies. Flies are of
different kinds like white flies, black flies, dog flies, fruit
fly, stable fly, gnats, and many others. Some flies MAY cause
allergic reactions and some species of flies could even cause
choking. Therefore, it is most necessary to make use of a
proper fly repellent to get rid of flies within and near your
Effective Fly Repellents
Any repellent containing DEET can prove to be an effective
fly repellent. Always use repellents on your clothing as a
spray to get rid of flies. It is best not to use repellents on
your skin as it could cause allergies due to the presence of
Using a flytrap as a fly repellent can prove effective in
getting rid of flies. You can make your flytrap at home or make
use of a readymade one. Fly traps require placing of the bait
at a location from where the brightest light leads right into a
trap. Flies feed on the bait and immediately fly towards the
brightest light source and get trapped. You should take care to
keep the bait moist. The ideal bait could be a mixture of
cornmeal and molasses.
Zip-lock water bag as fly repellents
A simple but effective fly repellent is to make use of
zip-lock water bag to get rid of flies. Fill zip-lock bags with
water, ideally half-full. Attach these bags at entry points.
The moving water within the bag causes refraction of light and
repels flies. You thereby remain free of flies.
A flyswatter can also prove to be an effective fly
repellent. You can use a swatter to get rid of annoying flies
within a specific perimeter. Flyswatters are available at local
Flypaper is also an effective fly repellent. However, you
need to use it very intelligently. Glue on flypaper is very
difficult to remove from clothing or hard surfaces. You should
therefore follow an elaborate process to set up and remove
flies trapped through flypaper. Using flypaper in direct
sunlight can prove very effective.
You can make use of bug zappers as fly repellent. These
traps are available as small indoor versions or huge ones for
outdoor use. These traps attract flies to an electrified grid
with their ultraviolet light. A high-voltage current within
chars flies immediately. Although this trapper can get rid of
flies, it could also kill beneficial insects.
Insect repelling candles
Another fly repellent commonly in use to get rid of flies is
insect repelling torches and candles. These torches and candles
contain citronella oil, which cause flies to repel.
Dish soap spray
A simple way of combating flies is to spray a warm water
solution containing few drops of dish soap. Pour this solution
within a spray bottle and shake bottle well before use. The
soap can dissolve flies and help you get rid of flies.
You can make a natural fly repellent to get rid of flies.
Place a small piece of cloth or a sponge within a closed tin.
Saturate the cloth or sponge with any essential oils like
Citronella oil, Peppermint oil, Lavender oil, Eucalyptus oil,
Lemongrass oil, or Pennyroyal oil after proper dilution. Allow
saturation for twenty-four hours. Whenever you require a fly
repellent, keep open lid of tin. Flies will not come in the
vicinity due to the smell of essential oils.