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How To Keep Away Flies?

Flies are everywhere and all the time and they multiply in number during the summers. You can try catching and removing them all, but as soon as you think you have got them all, another one appears. At one point, this can seem like a never-ending process. 

However, this does end at some point when you hire professional Nampa pest control services for the job. They can get the work done with the right equipment and method. However, if you wish to go solo, there are a few ways you can keep away flies. 

Methods to prevent flies 

  • Hang up a bag of water. 

Hanging up a bag of water is one of the most traditional methods of repelling house flies. In this method, all you need to do is take a plastic bag, fill it with water and then hang it up, usually in an outdoor area. When light reflects off the water in the bag, it throws off the flies. 

However, one downside is that this method is not effective for more than a few flies. Moreover, it does not kill the flies but temporarily removes them until they are ready to come back again. 

  • Use citronella candles. 

Citronella is a plant that works as a great fly repeller. However, planting them inside or outside the house may not be ideal for everyone. If you cannot plant citronella plants, you can use the alternative of citronella candles. When you light these, flies will avoid going into the area. However, this method only works on a small scale and is temporary. 

  • Use fans. 

Again, a temporary method, but it works. If you quickly need to remove flies from your surroundings, you can use a fan. Ceiling fans, as well as pedestal fans, work great. The air from the fan makes it difficult for flies to stay or enter the area. You can use this technique whenever you are eating outside on your lawn or during a BBQ session. 

  • Flytraps. 

One obvious way of trapping flies is using flytraps. They are available everywhere in Nampa and are easy to use and affordable to purchase. There are many types of flies you can find in the online and offline markets. The point of flytraps is to trap these pests and keep them stuck inside the trap. They use some attractive components to lure in the flies and catch them. You can also DIY fly traps. 

  • Cleanliness. 

Maintaining cleanliness and sanitation is important if you want a fly-free home. Flies are attracted to all sorts of smells, be they sweet or stinky. Smells from your pets’ feces or garbage can attract them, and then they find a way inside your house. To prevent this, keep the area clean. 

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