Plastic bags filled with water repel flies because the liquid within them refracts light, which in turn confuses the flies. Flies, like many insects, have complex eyes that are vital to their navigation. Their eyes are s... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

Sewer flies, also known as drain flies, enter the house through open windows and doors and reproduce in drains and stagnant water. To get rid of them you need clear plastic cups, cooking spray, a long-handled brush and d... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

To deter flies outdoors, remove any water or food sources that may attract the pests, and apply an insecticide to the areas where flies are most populous. Some natural products, such as basil and camphor, also repel flie... More » Home & Garden Pest Control
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