Want to know how to get rid of flies outdoors? If those pesky pests are ruining your time outdoors, better act on it. Here are some great ideas that will keep those flies at bay.
How to Get Rid of Flies Outdoors
Flies are pesky little creatures. Living in a farm only makes it worse. Since we have a lot of farm animals and I’m sure you can guess what they produce (HINT: manure!), it can only make matters worse.
I’m sure you’ve all had that experience where there’s an annoying fly that just keeps on coming back and it creates a little complication with what you have to accomplish. With that said, I never let those little critters get the better of me and you shouldn’t either. Here are some ways that you can keep those flies away when you’re outdoors. From homemade fly traps to fly repellent, take your pick on how to get rid of flies.
1. Clove Apple
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Take an apple and stick some cloves in it and it will act as a natural fly repellant. You can even turn this into a decoration or centerpiece for your next backyard gathering. See it here.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Along with all the many benefits of apple cider vinegar, you can also add fly trap to the list. See how here.
3. Chicken Coop Fly Catcher
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A chicken coop is almost always infested with flies. Get rid of them with this chicken coop fly catcher.
4. Dish Soap and Water Spray
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Who knew a mix of dish soap and water can keep the flies at bay. Spray it all over and it’s an instant fly repellent.
5. Plant Herbs
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These herbs will be like hitting two birds with one stone. Plant any of these herbs around your property and have fresh herbs anytime you need them. Get the list here.
6. Sticky Fly Swatter
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Have a little arm exercise swatting flies with this cheap DIY fly trap. All you need is a paper or Styrofoam plate, coat it with cooking spray and start swatting! It’s a great way to kill flies the natural way.
7. Compost Bowl Fly Trap
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Flies are so attracted to rotten things, so make a DIY trap with it. Get the instructions here, it’s number 4!
8. Wine Bottle Trap
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Did you know that flies also want to celebrate with wine? Take advantage of this knowledge by leaving out a bottle of wine with a bit of wine in it and watch them drown.
9. Repel with Essential Oils
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We all know that essential oils are amazing but did you know you can also use them to repel flies? Check out the methods here.
10. Homemade Fly Paper
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Fly papers are amazing at catching flies. Why not make your own with some natural ingredients you can find around the kitchen. Get it here.
11. Tried and True Trap
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For some reason, flies are attracted to this mixture. See how you can make it here.
12. DIY Organic Fly Trap
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Want a little upcycling project to keep the flies away? Here’s something you can make with a two-liter soda bottle. Get the instructions here.
Remember y’all, you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. ?
(I may not have come up with this saying, but I sure do say it alot!)
There are a lot of ways you can repel and kill flies even when outdoors. You can try one or all of these methods and see what works best for you. Also always remember to keep your surroundings clean to keep those pesky flies to a minimum.
Looking at a hundred flies can give you the creeps but it only proves that this homemade trap works right? See how you can make one yourself from Clare Swinney:
Do these tips and tricks give you an idea of how to get rid of flies. Let me know which method you plan to try and how it went in the comments below.
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