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3 Surefire Ways To Repel Flies This Summer

Summer brings warm weather and the return of insects to many parts of the country.  An annoying aspect of this is flies.  Flies can be annoying, buzzing around your head and reproducing inside the house.  Finding ways to get rid of them for cheap can save you a lot of hassle and cost down the road.  With that in mind, let’s take a moment to list some ways that you can repel flies this summer.

1.  An Old Favorite:  Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can be used two different ways.  The first way is to use it to kill flies.  Simply take apple cider vinegar and put it in a jaw or bowl where the edges are nearly vertical.  Add something sweat to the mixture that will attract flies to get them in.  The walls of the bowl or jar will keep the flies from crawling out after they land.  The apple cider vinegar will help to kill them.  Apple cider vinegar can be used on its own to create an invisible barrier outside.  Simple fill a cup and poke holes in it.  Place it outside and watch as the flies refuse to cross the barrier.  Use several to create an invisible wall. 

2.  A New Favorite:  Pennies And Water

Flies do not like water and will typically stay away from wet reflective surfaces.  With this in mind, you can use the following trick to confuse flies.  Put a couple of pennies into a ziplock bag.  Fill the bag full of water and close the bag.  Hang the bag in the area near the entrance to your house.  The bag filled with water will confuse the flies and keep them from going into the house.  This is a popular option because of how inexpensive it is.   Other reflective surfaces that work include old CD’s.   

3.  A Complex Favorite:  Vanilla Mint And Cotton Balls

This technique involves a few steps.  That being said, people swear by it.  Start by placing two cotton balls at the bottom of a jar.  Take 4 tablespoons of vanilla extract and place them in the jar as well.  Put fresh mint on top of the jar next.  Now, place a cheese cloth or other permeable surface over the top of the jar.  Put the jar near your fruits and vegetables.  It will help to keep flies away and keep them from eating your food.  A great solution for produce, you can save a lot of money this way.