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Are You Annoyed By Flies??? The Best Method To Get Rid of Flies Inside and Outside Your Home!!

The constant presence of flies is anyone’s problem. You just wave your hands and look ridiculous just to make them go away. But, you’ve probably thought that you need something that will help you get rid of these pesky parasites. Here, we’re going to suggest you several useful methods that will help you achieve that!


The average life span of flies is about one month. During that time, they multiply like crazy. You get a never-ending population that you wage war against.

Speed and flying are only some of the physical attributes that gives some varieties of flies a distinct advantage over others.

You have to know their natural weaknesses in order to destroy them. Flies are naturally attracted to light and smell. They can also be repelled by strong scents of some herbs and essential oils.

Here are four methods that will help you get rid of flies quickly inside and outside.


  • Method 1: Use DIY Fly Trap
  • #ACV Trap
    • Step 1. Mix ACV and dish soap in a Mason jar
    • Step 2. Secure the mouth of the jar with plastic wrap
    • Step 3. Poke several holes into the plastic wrap
  • #Fruit Trap
    • Step 1. Place chopped up rotten fruit in a bowl
    • Step 2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap
    • Step 3. Poke several holes into the plastic wrap
  • Method 2: Use DIY Fly Repellent Spray
    • Step 1. Pour dish soap and water in a spray bottle
    • Step 2. Add essential oils to it
  • Method 3: Use Lavender Essential Oil
    • Step 1. Apply lavender oil on the sponge
    • Step 2. Place the lavender-scented sponge into the jar
  • Method 4: Use Cloves and Lemon
    • Single-Step Treatment: Insert cloves into the pulp of the lemon
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Method 1: Use DIY Fly Trap

Build your own fly trap! Put the trap indoors or outdoors to trap the pesky flies and get rid of them!

It traps the flies by using their basic instincts against them. Their powerful affinity to the stimulus of odor and light will actually draw them into the trap. They can’t escape and can be disposed of at your convenience.

Fermentation has a sweet and irresistible smell which draws the flies to enter the trap through the holes in the plastic wrap.

The stimulus of light is going to work against them and they won’t be able escape. The entire plastic wrap is going to look like an invisible wall. They won’t be able to find the holes distinguish and there won’t be any strong scent to guide them out.

#ACV Trap

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is actually fermented apple juice. Rotting or fermenting fruits are a real delicacy for flies. Variety of flies can be lured with ACV.

If you add a little bit of dish soap to the ACV, it will make the trap deadlier. The surface tension of the liquid will be broken by the dish soap and it will make the flies sink on contact and eliminate any chance of survival.


Things you’ll need:

  • Apple cider vinegar (smell of ACV attracts flies) – 2 cups
  • Liquid dish soap (flies sink and drown in dish soap) – 1 tablespoon
  • Mason jar
  • Plastic wrap
  • Toothpick

Step 1. Mix ACV and dish soap in a Mason jar

·         Pour 2 cups of ACV into a Mason jar.

  • Then, add 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap to it.

Step 2. Secure the mouth of the jar with plastic wrap

  • Stretch a piece of plastic wrap over the mouth of the Mason jar to seal it completely.

Step 3. Poke several holes into the plastic wrap

  • Use a toothpick to make multiple punctures in the plastic wrap and you’ll let the flies into the trap. The smell of ACV will guide them into the trap.

Place the trap wherever you want to. When you notice the flies are dead inside, get rid of them and clean the jar.

#Fruit Trap

A fruit trap will have a similar effect like the ACV trap. Use overripe or rotten fruit.

This trap doesn’t kill the flies, but it will capture them effectively. You can then decide how to dispose of them. This trap is much cheaper than the previous one. Just put the already rotting fruit in the bowl!

Things you’ll need:

  • Fruit, overripe or rotten (flies are attracted to rotten food)
  • Bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • A pair of scissors
  • Toothpick

Step 1. Place chopped up rotten fruit in a bowl

  • Peel and chop up whatever rotten fruit you’ll be using roughly.
  • You can also just break it into pieces before placing it in the bowl so you can attract the flies.

Step 2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap

  • Stretch the plastic wrap tightly over the top of the bowl.

Step 3. Poke several holes into the plastic wrap

  • Poke several holes into the plastic wrap using a toothpick and in that way, you’ll allow the smell of the rotten fruit to escape. The flies will be attracted to the smell.
  • Put the fruit trap wherever you need to.
  • When you think you’ve attracted enough flies, put the whole bowl into soapy water for several minutes in order to kill the flies.
  • Rinse the bowl and set the trap again.
  • Prepare several traps and put them around your whole home.




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