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Home tips: How to keep flies away from your home

Design: The Scientist
 

 

Your home may not be plagued by ants or lizards, but what about flies?

Rid your home of those annoying flies, easily and naturally with these methods:

1. Water in plastic bags

Experts believe light refracted from clear plastic bags scare insects like flies away. Simply fill a clear bag with water and leave it to hang around affected areas or entry points.

2. Apple cider vinegar and dish soap

The sweet smell of apple cider vinegar attracts the fruit flies while the dish soap breaks the surface tension so flies sink in the moment they land on it.

3. Cloves

Flies hate the smell of cloves, so they next time you're dining al fresco or having a picnic, scatter some cloves around the table.

4. Lemongrass

Boil some lemongrass in water and funnel the fluid into a spray bottle. The next time you see flies around your home, spray the affected area.

5. Wine

This trick is similar to the apple cider venegar and soap one, but instead of apple cider vinegar, use wine.

 

Adapted from The Singapore Women's Weekly.

 

 

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