19 Home Remedies & Fly Repellents To Get Rid of Flies In Your House And Outdoors (HouseFlies)

Houseflies generally gather in places that are not clean or hygienic such as trash cans or fecal matter. This fact would already tell us that houseflies carry numerous pathogens.

Houseflies, Musca domestica, carry disease-causing organisms and are known to cause at least 65 diseases and infections. These include cholera, dysentery, typhoid, etc.

Furthermore, house flies multiply rather quickly as a female housefly can lay an average of 120 eggs per batch. Over a period of a few days, she would produce 5 or 6 batches of egg.

These are good reasons to get rid of houseflies as soon as you spot them in your home or yard.

Here are some good practices when dealing with flies in your home;

  • Your house, yard, and garden should always be kept clean.
  • If you have indoor potted plants, ensure you use top quality soil that is not swarmed with flies.
  • Keep your kitchen countertops, cabinets and cupboard clean and dry.
  • Avoid leaving cut fruits, especially apples and mangoes, unattended to as they could attract flies.
  • Always cover your trash cans to prevent attracting flies.
  • Always cover foods properly.
  • Close all doors and windows to prevent flies from getting into your home.
  • Do not leave dirty dishes in the sink.
  • Fix any leakages, especially leakages around drain areas as dirty damp areas attract flies.
  • Do not allow stagnant water in your yard or garden as such attracts flies.
  • If you keep pets, ensure their feces are properly cleaned as soon as possible to prevent attracting flies.
  • If you have to keep your window or doors open for fresh air, then install window and door screens in your house.

Below are 19 natural ways and home remedies to get rid of, or eliminate, flies;

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17 Home Remedies & Fruit Fly Traps To Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Fruit flies are capable of contaminating your food with E. Coli and Coliform bacteria.

Fruit flies are very similar to gnats. However, fruit flies are a little bigger than gnats and have a slightly different color. Both gnats and fruit flies are often seen at the tail end of the summer season.

Fruit flies also have a heightened sense of smell that helps them find stinking and rotting food and sugary drinks.

Gnats and fruit flies can be a pretty big problem once they start breeding. The female fruit fly can lay up to 500 eggs which could metamorphose into adult fruit flies in about a week.

Most fruit flies look alike due to their small size. However, there are numerous types of gnats and fruit flies. The two most common types of fruit flies are the houseplant gnat and the drain fly. The houseplant gnat is often found in poor soil of potted plants while the drain fly is often found in kitchens and bathroom.

Here are some good practices when dealing with fruit flies and gnats from coming to your home;

  • Always wash dirty dishes as soon as possible.
  • Keep your trash bin as far away from your home as possible.
  • Empty your kitchen dirt bin on a daily basis.
  • Always strive to keep your foodstuffs, fruits, and vegetables covered to prevent gnats and fruit flies from contaminating them.
  • Try to maintain a clean and dry environ as fruit flies are attracted to damp murky environments.

Below are 17 natural treatments and home remedies to eliminate fruit flies;

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