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5 Tips to Keep Houseflies away from Your Home

Whether your house is in the countryside or right in the middle of a busy street, you will always have these uninvited guests, squandering around your house every now and then; yes these are pesky houseflies. Most of the time you have to keep your house door and windows shut to avoid the entry of these nasty insects. However, you too need fresh air and light throughout the day. So what should you do?

Houseflies are a common carrier of disease-causing germs and bacteria and they can make you and your family very sick if left unchecked. The most common time when such bugs are mostly seen is during Monsoons. As soon as the rainy season starts, a lot of unwanted bugs and houseflies start entering your house. The most common disease caused by these flies are indigestion, viral flu, vomiting, fever etc.

If you have children in your house, then it becomes even more critical to keep house flies away from your home as they are more prone to such health-related issue. So what can be done to keep these bothering bugs away? Well, a lot many people use those fly insecticides as shown in the commercials. But you must know that such insecticides are loaded with harmful chemicals and pose even more danger to the health of your family. While making use of mosquito net in window and door panes might help but they kind of pose hindrance to fresh air and sunlight to enter the house.

There are a number of ways by which you can keep flies away from your house quickly and effectively. If you search the internet you will find a number of remedies that you can adapt to get rid of insects. But most of the times, like I do, people prefer natural remedies to ward off such nasty creatures. There are household items that you use regularly that can be very effectively used as strong fly-replant.

To help you with this we have listed below 5 top household methods for keeping flies away.

  1. Cloves are an excellent option to keep the common fly away. Just add a few cloves to any citrus fruits, such as lemon and keep it in your home and watch How quickly the house flies disappear. You need to observe the areas from where the house flies enter your home on a regular basis and then place the cloves accordingly.
  2. Growing lavender plants in your home is yet another pleasing option to keep the flies away. It is considered to be one of the most naturally beautiful methods as its easy to grow, even in your balcony, looks great, has a very pleasing smell for humans that flies completely hate. Lavender is often used as a home decoration flower and putting lavender will not only keep house flies away but will also add beauty and subtle fragrance into the house.
  3. Not many people are aware of the fact that the commercially available sprays to keep flies away come with citrus extract. It is, therefore, a better option to use orange and lemon peel as your easy home remedy to repel such insects. Just make sure that you change the fruit skin after regular interval of time as any spoiled food products will further attract flies instead of resisting them.
  4. The Basil plant is yet another great option to keep common flies at bay,as it produces a lot of fragrance that flies and other insects do not like. You can put the Basil plant near your doors and windows. It’s easily available and grows throughout the year.
  5. Using pine oil to keep flies away is although costly, but it is an excellent method in repelling them. Soaking cotton in Pine oil and keeping them near doors and windows is a unique and effective method of getting rid of house flies.

But before you get down trying these remedies, try considering these as well:

To stay away from the housefly problem, it is critical to take measures to remove items that attract them in your home. Remove trash from your house regularly and make sure that you do not let stagnant water spoil in pits, in your house or in your garden. Treating flies and other insects using hard Chemicals is not recommended at all although many service providers may claim these are safe for everyone. The results obtain from home remedies is almost similar to Chemicals sprays from the market sans all the side effects.

A post by Kidal D. (3392 Posts)

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