Their monotonous buzzing regularly robs us of our last nerve in summer – we’re talking about flies. When such an animal then also sits down on your food, this lightning-flashed thought comes along: “Where did these little legs sit before?” You’d rather not finish spinning it. Thanks to the following 7 tricks, however, you don’t need to reach for the chemical club or deep into your wallet if you want to get rid of “normal” flies and also fruit flies skillfully. 

Get rid of flies: 7 effective methods

  1. Essential oils and vinegar

Fill a spray bottle half with vinegar and half with water and add about 15 drops of an essential oil. Mint, lime, lavender, citronella or eucalyptus are suitable. After that, spray the places with the highest number of insects. You will see that the bugs will leave immediately! 

  1. Cotton balls, vanilla extract and mint

Place two cotton balls in a shallow jar and pour about 4 tablespoons of vanilla extract over them. Then place fresh mint on top and cover with a piece of gauze. Now place the jar where the flies annoy you the most. This is how easy you can fight the pests. 

  1. Get rid of flies with cider and vinegar

This fly trap consists of a bottle filled a few inches high with a mixture of cider and vinegar. Roll up a sheet of paper and place it in the opening so that the roll does not touch the bottom of the bottle. And the flytrap is ready. 

  1. Lemon and coconut oil

Put about 20-30 drops of lemon oil (citronella) and ½ lb. of coconut oil in a small bowl. Mix the two together well and pour the mixture into small jars. Again, place the bowl in the places where the flies bug you the most. 

  1. Garlic, cinnamon and cayenne pepper

Mix garlic, cinnamon and cayenne pepper to create a real secret weapon against buzzing pests. Just put some of the mixture on the windowsills and other affected areas and soon there will be wonderful peace again. 

  1. Get rid of flies with vodka and cloves

Pour vodka into a spray bottle and add a few cloves or some lavender. No more need for expensive bug spray thanks to this tip! Just spray the mixture on the favorite places of the pests and they will leave immediately. 

  1. A scratched CD

To get rid of the flies, you can also just hang an old CD in a tree. The reflections of the CD will scare the flies away. This is probably the cheapest fly repellent of all! 

So easy you can fight the pests and get rid of the flies. With these home remedies and tips, you are guaranteed a fly-free summer. Do you know other methods that effectively help against flies?