This method might seem crazy, and you definitely won’t believe it until you try it, but it works really well to naturally remove flies from your house, office, and pretty much anywhere else.
Take a gallon sized Zip Lock or generic brand (just make sure that it closes tightly) and put at least four pennies in the bag and then fill it halfway full with tap water. Squeeze out the rest of the air, seal the bag, and tie it around your home, focusing on putting it near the windows.
How It Works: Ever wonder why you can’t seem to get a fly with a fly swatter? It is because they have many, many eyes that allow them to see you move in slow motion. That bag of water with pennies in it is also in their eyesight, and that’s the problem. The sun and lights will reflect off of the water and the pennies, making it look like your space is filled with hundreds of disco balls – sending those flies looking for the nearest exit.
Method 2: Cloves and Lemons
If you want your home to have a fresh smell while eliminating flies, try out this method! While you will have to replace it every so often, it will definitely do double duty.
Cut a lemon into halves and insert 5-10 cloves into each of the lemon half. You should place a cut lemon (2 halves) in each room that you want flies to leave, focusing in on rooms like your kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms.
How It Works: You will definitely smell the cloves, which means that the smell will be rather intense for the flies – and they hate the smell! They also don’t like the smell of lemons. You will also start to notice when the smell fades, so you will want to replace this every so often.