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Flies are a nuisance. Not only that, but they’re unhygienic too. So how do you get rid of flies in your home? We’ll give you some hints and tips on how to get rid of house flies and let you know if those Old Wives’ Tales really do work!
How to get rid of flies inside – natural remedies
An infestation of flies in your home or business is not what anyone wants. Thankfully, there are many different ways to get rid of flies – some are humane whereas others are not. Wherever possible we try to remove flies from your property carefully so we’ll start with some natural solutions to getting rid of a fly infestation on your property. To find out even more information, view our fly control services.
1. Planting herbs and flowers
Plants and herbs such as Marigolds, Lavender, Basil and Bay Leaves have been proven to repel flies. Venus flytraps can also be planted indoors or outdoors.
2. Dish soap and cider vinegar
For getting rid of common fruit flies, a mixture of these two ordinary household items is enough to attract flies and trap them. For best results, wrap cling film over the cup and punch a few small holes in it. The flies will be attracted to the vinegar and go through the holes. Landing on the dish soap will make them heavy and cause them to sink to the bottom.
3. Attract them with food and drink
Flies are naturally attracted to sugary foods and drinks such as fruit and sugar, even wine (though you may not want to leave that out for them!). Create a natural trap for them with these foodstuffs and dispose of them once they have been caught.
4. Pouring boiling vinegar or boiling water over them
Obviously, we don’t condone this method, but it is effective.
How to get rid of house flies – man-made options
If traditional methods don’t solve your problem then there are man-made alternatives of getting rid of flies that could serve you just as well.
This method of catching flies has been used for decades. The flies land on the flypaper strips and get stuck. These sheets can either be hung around your property or placed inside purpose-built traps.
Only effective if you have a small fly infestation as they build up a tolerance to the insecticide quickly, rendering it useless. Also not a great solution to have around small children as they are highly dangerous to humans if they are ingested.
Technically known as a light trap, you’ll have seen these in chip shops. They emit a bright light that the fly is attracted to and ‘zaps’ the fly with an electric current, killing it or stunning it enough to allow it to be trapped.
Call the professionals to get rid of your fly infestation
If your fly infestation persists then call in the professionals. We have a number of ways to remove flies and other insect pests from your property and can treat the affected area to stop others from returning.
With over 30 years of experience in dealing with all kinds of infestations around the UK, we can safely say that we know how to get rid of flies! Book an appointment online or call us at 0161 483 7112 today.
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