Fly Control

There are many effective ways to get rid of flies in the house using home remedies such as using repellents to deter them or construct traps to attract. Getting rid of flies is the ultimate aim and here are some fly control methods to help you do that.

Natural Fly Control Methods

Essential Oils

Flies absolutely hate the smell of essential oils, in particular Eucalyptus and Lavender. Infuse fresh lavender with a carrier oil for 48hours in a warm area before placing the oil around the house or using it as a spray

Plastic Water Bags

Hanging a bag full of water outside windows and open doors can deter flies away because of the way a fly sees it. Since a fly has a remarkable amount of lenses in each eye, this gives them the ability to detect light patterns and movement which a bag of water reflecting light all over the place will do.’


It has a very strong smell that flies absolutely hate. Particularly, place these around the home preferably under open windows to let the aroma float out and deter the flies.

Homemade Methods

Vinegar fly traps

Vinegar attracts flies so it is a great way of luring them in. Pour a small amount of the vinegar into the glass, put the plastic bag over the glass and secure with the rubber band. Cut a hole to trap the flies and place the trap around the house

Honey Trap

Honey is notoriously good for trapping flies with its sweet aroma and sticky consistency. Fill the bottom half of a large plastic bottle with a mixture of honey and water around an inch or two and turn the top half upside down and place it into the bottom half of the bottle to create a funnel. Place the trap where the flies are most common

Homemade fly killer spray

Get an empty spray bottle and put in around 10 drops of washing up liquid. Afterwards, add two cups of warm water before capping and gently shaking before spraying directly at the flies

The DIY methods stated above are all effective in preventing a flies infestation. If a infestation does occur, do call up our professionals @ advancepest to address the problems.