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There are thousands of fly species in the world but the housefly is the most common kind and the one you are likely to have bugging your peace at home. Even though the common housefly does not really bite, it can transmit diseases like typhoid, diarrhea, dysentery and cholera. They can also lead to eye infections besides being very annoying when they keep on perching on you. One of the major causes of fly accumulation is unclean or unhygienic surroundings like fecal matter and garbage that is rotting away. However, vegetation, uncovered food and thick shrubbery can also cause a fly problem even in clean hygienic homes.

Whereas most people do not consider flies too troublesome, you might have a need to get rid of them every way possible if they make your home feel uncomfortable or affect your image if you are running a business especially in the food industry.

Camphor – It is an amazing deterrent for the flies. You simply can chase out the flies by lighting it and allowing the fumes to spread in the rooms where the flies are.

Basil – It is a very strong and effective fly restrainer. You can consider growing this plant in the garden so that flies keep off. Other plants that work as great as basil are marigold, lavender and mint. You can add them into your flower arrangement in the house or simply plant them right outside the house to keep flies at bay.

Essential oils – They are some of the best remedies when it comes to flies and other pests around your home including cockroaches and ants. Peppermint, lemon grass, eucalyptus, and lavender are some of the best when it comes to getting rid of the flies. You can spray the oils around your rooms so they remain safe from the annoying insects.

Clove – The strong clove smell is what will work on the flies because they cannot withstand it. Place a few of the cloves strategically around the areas prone to the flies and they will start vanishing in no time at all.

Apple cider vinegar – It is widely used as a remedy for many things including skin issues. To get rid of flies using the vinegar, place some in a bowl and add liquid detergent and they will easily drown and leave you in peace.

Cucumber – The slices of cucumber are great in keeping flies off and ensuring they do not lay any eggs in your garbage container. Place a few on top of the garbage or around your house perimeter and flies will not get into the house.

White wine – You can mix it with dishwashing liquid to attract the flies before poisoning them. You can place the mixture in a bowl and place it around areas where the flies accumulate the most.

Cinnamon – This is another great home remedy you can use to repel flies from your home. The aroma of cinnamon is what the flies do not like and you will have an added advantage of fresher air around your home.

There are so many simple ways of getting rid of flies most of which are inexpensive and effective, hence much better than insecticides most people reaching for.

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Top Home Remedies That Keep Flies At Bay

Miami-Dade County: Aventura, Bal Harbour Village, Bay Harbor Islands, Biscayne Park , Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Doral, El Portal, Florida City, Golden Beach, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Indian Creek Village, Islandia, Key Biscayne Village, Medley, Miami City, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Shores Village, Miami Springs, North Bay Village, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Palmetto Bay Village, Pinecrest , South Miami, Sunny Isles Beach, Surfside, Sweetwater, Virginia Gardens and West Miami.

Broward County: Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood Florida, Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderdale by the Sea, Lazy Lake, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sea Ranch Lakes, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Park, Weston and Wilton Manors .

Palm Beach County: West Palm Beach , Boca Raton , Boynton Beach , Delray Beach , Greenacres , Jupiter , Lake Worth , Palm Beach Gardens , Royal Palm Beach and Wellington .

Monroe County: Key Largo , Islamorada , Marathon and Key West.

Ants: Acrobat Ant, Allegheny Mound Ant, Argentine Ant, Big-headed Ant, Carpenter Ant, Citronella Ant, Crazy Ant, Field Ant, Fire Ant, Ghost Ant, Harvester Ant, Little Black Ant, Moisture Ant, Odorous House Ant, Pavement Ant, Pharaoh Ant, Texas Leaf Cutter Ant, Thief Ant, Velvety Tree Ant and White-footed Ant.

Bitings Insects: Bed Bugs, Bird Lice, Cat Flea, House Mosquito, Human Head Lice, Kissing Bug, Pubic Lice and Thrips

Mosquitoes: Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes-Aegypti Mosquito and Culex Mosquito.

Cockroaches: American Cockroach, Asian Cockroach, Australian Cockroach, Brown Banded Cockroach, Cuban Cockroach, Florida Woods Cockroach, German Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, Smoky Brown Cockroach, Surinam Cockroach and Woods Cockroach.

Flies: Blow Fly and Bottle Fly, Cluster Fly, Crane Fly, Face Fly, Flesh Fly, Fruit Fly, Fungus Gnat, House Fly, Drain Fly and Phorid Fly.

Rodents: Deer Mouse, House Mouse, Norway Rat, Pack Rat, Roof Rat, Vole and White-footed Mouse.

Spiders: Black Widow Spider , Brown Recluse Spider, Cellar Spider, Crab Spider, Domestic House Spider, Funnelweb Spider, Garden Spider, Ground Spider, Hobo Spider, House Spider, Jumping Spider, Spiny-backed Orb Weaver Spider, Tarantula, Wolf Spider and Yellow Sac Spider.

Stinging Pests: Africanized Honeybee, American Dog Tick, Bald-faced Hornet, Bed Bugs, Bird Lice, Bird Mite, Deer Tick, Brown Dog Tick, Bumblebee, Carpenter Bee, Cat Flea, European Hornet, Fire Ant, Honeybee, Human Head Lice, Kissing Bug, Lone Star Tick, Paper Wasp, Scorpion, Soft Tick, Thrips and Yellow Jacket.

Termites: Dampwood Termite, Drywood Termite, Formosan Subterranean Termite and Subterranean Termite.

Ticks and Mites: American Dog Tick, Bird Mite, Black-legged Tick, Brown Dog Tick, Clover Mite, Lone Star Tick and Soft Tick.

Other Pests: American Spider Beetle, Bean Weevil, Cigarette Beetle, Cowpea Weevil, Dried Fruit Beetle, Drugstore Beetle, Foreign Grain Beetles, Indian Meal Moth, Larder Beetle, Mediterranean Flour Moth, Red or Confused Flour Beetle, Rice & Granary Weevils, Sawtoothed & Merchant, Grain Beetles, Shiny Spider Beetle, Cabinet Beetles, Centipedes & Millipedes, Chinch Bugs and Earwigs.


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