thread: Flies

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Apr 2007
    SE QLD
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    Question Flies

    We have a fly issue here. My house is clean, but they are everywhere. Oh, I've run out of fly spray and i'm not paid till monday. Is there a natural fly repellent -- something that I can use -- just from things around the house?

    They are driving me crazy!


  2. #2
    Registered User

    Nov 2006
    Atop the lookout...
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    I jsut googled homemade fly repellent and got lots of recipes, but I don't have most of the ingredients. I'm not sure about you....

    One of them was crushed mint leaves, putting them around your house.

    Good luck, I hate flies!

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jul 2008
    Eastern Surburbs, Melbourne
    1,841

    We went to Bunnings and bought a fly/wasp catcher that was recommended to us.
    It has caught plenty of large flies, not sure how many wasps or small flies. We have noticed that the wasps/flies are not as bad since we got it but that might be the weather.
    My aunt who lives in the Mallee used the fly strips that you hang as their flies were so bad.

    Netix: I never thought to google for a solution, might look at it when I have time.

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Jan 2009
    hiding under my desk!
    1,432

    a fly swat or rolled up paper is pretty natural and fun...
    i give my kids the a fly swat and we go hunting