How do you get rid of house flies naturally?


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Get rid of flies naturally by adding sugar water to a 1-quart canning jar, adding a paper cone to the top and setting the trap in an out-of-the-way location. This simple fly trap allows flies to enter the jar but makes exiting difficult, so they die without insecticides.

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  1. Prepare the bait

    Mix sugar and water to make a simple syrup. Add the syrup to the bottom of a 1-quart canning jar.

  2. Prepare the trap

    Cut a paper circle from cardstock. Cut a line from the edge of the circle to the center. Roll the paper to form a cone with the large end larger than the opening of the jar, and glue the paper so it remains in a cone shape. Cut a 1-inch circle at the point. Place the cone in the opening of the circle. If necessary, tape the cone in place.

  3. Set the trap

    Place the trap in a location near the flies. The sugar water attracts them inside the jar but once they enter the hole, it is difficult for them to escape. Check the trap regularly, and empty it when it becomes full. Wash the jar, add more syrup, and return it to the location to attract more flies.

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