Flies are known to be responsible for the spread of bacteria both inside and outside of our homes. These pesky little insects cause diseases such as typhoid, Hepatitis A, diarrhea, and other infections. Knowing this, it’s a must that we learn how to keep houseflies out of our houses and away from our homes.
Besides always keeping your home clean,
Here are the 3 Best Ways to Get Rid of Houseflies
Vinegar and Dish Soap
Create a homemade trap by mixing some apple cider vinegar with liquid soap in a tall glass or a bowl. Simply mix about an inch of apple cider vinegar and a few drops of dish soap preferably one with a fruity smell. After that, cover the glass with plastic wrap, secure it with a rubber band and poke small holes in the top. Flies will be drawn to the scent in the glass and will fly through the holes. However, the detergent in soap will trap the fly and will eventually kill it by destroying its digestive tract.
Sticky Fly Trap
Using fly traps will help you eliminate the presence of flies in your home. Fly traps are widely used in indoor pest monitoring. They are covered with a very sticky substance that attracts flies, gnats, and most other winged insects and traps them. You can mix sugar and water to get a few flies to the trap and then when it’s trapped and dead, other flies will be attracted to it as well. Another way of doing it is by putting eucalyptus oil on the fly trap to repel them, as flies don’t like the scent of it. Just be careful when using these fly traps as they are very sticky and tend to stick to everything.
Light traps are boxes with a light in the back that attracts flies and other insects. Flies are killed with an electric zap or trapped when they try to get to the light, depending on the type of light trap you use. There are different types of light sources that you can choose from for your light trap but it is recommended to use an LED one, since LED lamps consume less energy, and reduce waste disposal and carbon footprint. Place the light traps away from the entrances of your house to avoid flies getting inside your home.
These are just some of the many ways you can get rid of houseflies.
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