Flies are not only annoying, but they are also major carriers of the disease. Shaniera Akram is also worried about flies infestation.

Here are five ways that can help you keep flies away.

Lemon Stuffed with Cloves

This technique works well for both indoor and outdoor situations. All that needs to be done for this method, is to place whole cloves in a half lemon and put in as many of the cloves as you can fit into the lemon. Place the lemon in a bowl, and let it do its job.


Apple Cider Vinegar Trap

Whether the fly problem you’re dealing with is indoors or outdoors, this simple and easy to make flytrap is one of the most effective methods. Simply get a bowl and fill it three-quarters with the apple cider vinegar and add in a drop of dish soap. The dish soap allows the liquid in the bowl to have a more firm surface that causes the flies to fall into the vinegar. Just be sure to remove all other stuff from the table that there isn’t any distraction away from the bowl. 

Lemongrass Oil Repellent

Flies hate the smell of lemongrass. All you have to do is heat up about a half cup of water and add in about 20 to 25 drops of pure lemongrass oil. Put it all in a spray bottle and spray all of your doors, windows, and infested surfaces. Not only does this mixture repel flies but it will also make your home smell good.

Slices of Cucumber

Flies also hate the smell of cucumbers, so one of the best and easiest ways to deter them from laying eggs in your garbage is to put slices of cucumbers right on top of  the bin. This will discourage them from going anywhere near the trash, which can be especially helpful during these hot summer days. In addition to that, placing cucumbers around all areas will keep them away before they even have a chance to discover the places they might want to lay their eggs.

Plastic Water Bags

This fly remedy is a very easy one to get set up, as all it takes is clear plastic bags and some water. Fill each bag with water about three-quarters of the way and tie a knot at the top to hang in your doorways around your house. When flies come along, they don’t see bags of water but what appears to be a spider web or something that disorients them.  This is a popular method for many outdoor produce vendors to use, so it will surely work in your kitchen, terrace or in your garden.