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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 »

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Vinegar repels some types of flies, while attracting others. Most biting flies, such as deer and horse flies, dislike the scent and taste of vinegar. On the other hand, cider and other fruity vinegars attract fruit flies... More »

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Burning citronella incense sticks or citronella oil candles repels flies as well as mosquitoes. In addition, there are a few citronella oil preparations that can be applied directly to the skin as a fly and mosquito repe... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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According to the New York Times, garlic has a strong odor that apparently has no effect on repelling mosquitoes. One of the only beverages or food that has proven to have an effect on mosquitoes is alcohol, which only se... More »

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Sulfur is commonly used as a snake repellent, but it is not an effective manner to deter snakes. Mothballs are another common method to repel snakes that does not work. More »

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