Most of us don’t like flies and I am sure if you are here, you are one of them. Flies are more than just a mere nuisance. Common house flies are only one of the 1.2 million species of flies in the world. If you’ve got fed up with these irritating buzzing flies all over your house, it’s time to get rid of them. And not only because they irritate you but also because they are the carriers of disease causing bacteria.


For some reason flies hate Vodka. They just cannot bear its smell and hence some people use vodka based repellents to ward off flies.

How to use: You need to mix 1 cup vodka, 2 tsp aloe vera juice and 1 tsp lemon essential oil. After mixing the ingredients, pour them in a spray bottle. Apply it over your skin or spray it near the infested area to repel flies.


Cloves are pleasurably aromatic for humans but flies (particularly house flies) cannot stand the scent of cloves especially when combined with lemon!

How to use: To make this deterrent, take a lemon and cut it into two halves. After this, poke 6-12 cloves into each half of the lemon. Place it at various corners of the house!


Pour a decent amount of malt vinegar into a heavy based pot or pan. Bring to the boil and wait for the flies to leave. The catch to this is that you do need to be around to check on the vinegar as once it boils down, it burns and stinks. So, be watchful or use another method.


This is rather interesting and a very effective way to get rid of flies. You just need to have a clear plastic bag filled with water. When you hang this bag at your outdoor entrances, flies will not be able to enter your house. The flies are not able to see the water bag as a water bag. Due to their structure of eyes, clear water filled bags are seen as something resembling a spider’s web by the flies and hence avoid entering!

How to use: Fill the plastic bag with water. Keep it halfway full with water. Tie a knot at the mouth of the bag to secure it properly. You may also use a thread or a rubber band for the purpose. Now just hang this water filled plastic bags near your entryways, garage doors or any other such outdoor entrances.