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How to get rid of flies in the house: effective spring tips

Alina MilsentLifestyle
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At first glance, flies do not pose an obvious threat. However, experts emphasize that insects can spread dangerous microorganisms, infecting humans with many diseases.

Spring warming also means an invasion of flies in homes. The pests are attracted to clogged drains, food debris, and garbage cans. Experts told us how to get rid of insects quickly and effectively without using aggressive chemical repellents.

Tip 1

Specialist Chris Hutton explained how to deal with fly infestations in the home. The first step is to identify the places where flies are most common.

Flies tend to breed in moist organic materials such as rotten food, garbage, or animal waste.

Waterlogged indoor plants can also be a good breeding ground for flies, so it's worth checking all the flowers on window sills.

Sticky fly traps are one of the most effective ways to get rid of pests. Just place the trap in the place where the insects most often appear. You can also make your own traps with a jar of sugar water and detergent.

Tip 2

You can use natural repellents, such as essential oils, along with fly traps. Eucalyptus, lavender, or peppermint work well to repel insects - just soak cotton balls in these oils and place them in the rooms.

Tip 3

Apple cider vinegar will also come in handy. Fill a bowl with apple cider vinegar and cover it with cling film. Make small holes in the film. Flies will be attracted by the smell of vinegar - thus you will create a natural trap for insects.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you that most insects attack homes in the warm seasons, but fruit flies can be seen in the kitchen even in winter. Drosophila have an unpleasant feature: their saliva contains enzymes that, when released, contribute to food spoilage.

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