Ann Gabriel | Vigorbuddy
House flies are not the neatest of insects. They visit such places as dumps, sewers, and garbage heaps. They feed on fecal matter, discharges from wounds and sores, sputum, and all sorts of moist decaying matter such as spoiled fish, eggs and meat.
As such, they are a well-known cosmopolitan pest of both farm and home. They are always found in association with humans or the activities of humans. It is the most common species found on hog and poultry farms, horse stables and ranches. Not only are house flies a nuisance, but they can also transport disease-causing organisms. Excessive fly populations are not only an irritant to farm workers but, when there are nearby human habitations, a public health problem could occur.
House flies are strongly suspected of transmitting at least 65 diseases to humans, including typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera, poliomyelitis, yaws, anthrax, tularemia, leprosy and tuberculosis. Flies regurgitate and excrete wherever they come to rest and thereby mechanically transmit disease organisms.
House flies are a serious matter when they get inside your homes. As such here are a few tips so you can get rid of them fast.
1. Camphor and other essential oils
One of the highly effective greatest deterrents for flies. Light it up and spread the fumes all over the house and get rid of flies, instantly.
2. UV Traps
When the fly gets trapped, it gets killed by its action mechanism. Hence, UV traps and lighting are effective in killing flies at home easily.
Plan Basil in your garden. Mint, lavender and marigold are effective too.
4. Fly Swat
Although a bit messy, fly swatters are cheap methods to keep flies at bay in your house. Fly swats come with an electronic machine these days that traps flies and kill them automatically. It’s a hassle-free method of killing flies.
5. Install screens
Screens keep the flies away as it eliminates any form of entry for the insects.
6. Electric Fan
The wind from a running electric fan gets rids of the flies fast.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Flies get attracted to an apple cider vinegar and liquid detergent solution because of its odor. The flies will get trapped by the solution, and will drown in it.
Place sliced cucumbers on top of the trash or garbage can. The slices will prevent flies from laying eggs inside the container as they don’t like the smell of cucumber.
Placing cucumber slices on the top of garbage is an effective way that prevents flies from laying eggs inside the container as they repel cucumber and its fragrance. Moreover, you can also place a fewcucumber slices in the perimeter of your house, which will restrain flies from entering the house and will keep flies away.
9. Fly Paper
The old reliable sticky fly paper will mostly do the trick.
10. Cayenne Pepper
Crush cayenne pepper and put some in a spray bottle. Add some water, shake it and then spray the mix all around the house. This mixture will kill the flies instantly.
11. Plastic Water Bags
Although this sounds silly, placing clear plastic water bags on the entryways does prevent the entry of flies inside your house.
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