There are few things that annoy me more than the buzzing in my ear, especially when you’re in your own home. Summer is also peak insect season, and they never seem to be content to stay outside. So here are five all-natural tips to keep flies out of your home this summer.
1. Lemongrass & Coconut Oil
Mix a little coconut oil and 20 to 30 drops of lemongrass essential oil. Place the solution in open jars around the house. Although coconut and lemongrass smell good to us, flies can’t stand it! Remember that essential oils can be poisonous to pets, so do not use them in places where there are animals.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
This trick works wonders on fruit flies. Pour a small amount of apple cider vinegar into the bottom of a jar with a drop or two of detergent. Cover the jar with plastic wrap and poke small holes in the wrap. Fruit flies will be attracted to the smell and will go through the holes, but will not be able to get out.
3. Basil, Mint, & Vanilla
Place a few cotton balls in the bottom of a glass jar. Add the vanilla extract and then the mint and basil leaves. Place a piece of cheesecloth on top. Place in places where flies are likely to enter, and they won’t venture in!
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