Swat! One fly down . . . countless more to go. Getting rid of one fly is easy (usually), but when the insects are swarming your house, getting rid of them can be a nightmare. Fortunately, there are cheap ways to keep flies away. This article will help you get rid of those pesky flies without spending a fortune.
Blast Flies Away With a Fan
When you go to the grocery store, notice the fan, known as an air door, that blows air in your face as you walk through the entrance. One of the reasons stores use these fans is to keep flies out of the building and away from their customers and groceries.
You can use this same concept to keep flies out of your house without installing an expensive air door. Simply point fans toward the center of your doorways, and turn the fans on full speed. This will create a similar barrier as an air door and will blast those flies away when they try to enter your home.
Keep Flies Away With Lavender
If, like many people, you love the scent of lavender, you'll be glad to know that flies don't share the sentiment. Flies avoid areas that have the powerful aroma.
If you have lavender-scented wall plug-ins, place them in outlets near windows and doors where flies are entering your house. Alternatively, use lavender candles instead.
Scare Flies Away With the Plastic Bag Trick
The plastic bag trick is a cheap way to keep flies out of your home. Despite what its name may imply, it's not tricky to make. Simply fill large, clear plastic bags with water, tie the bags shut, and hang them outside of your windows and doors.
To flies, the bags full of water appear to be spiderwebs, so the flying insects won't pass them and enter your home.
Scare Flies Away With the DVD Trick
The DVD trick is similar to the plastic bag trick. To utilize this strategy, all you have to do is hang old DVDs (preferably ones you don't want anymore) near doors and windows. The flies will avoid the areas because they are afraid of the DVDs in the same way they're afraid of bags full of water.
Use the above strategies to keep flies out of your house without spending a fortune. And remember that flies prefer places with easy access to food, so keep food in sealed containers to avoid attracting the tiny pests in the future. For professional help, contact a pest control company.