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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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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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One main reason for dead flies in a home is that flies enter the home through cracks and crevices, then are unable to gain access to the outside again, thus ending their life cycle inside the home. Flies generally seek i... More »

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To get rid of maggots, it is necessary to eliminate anything in the area that attract house flies. For instance, trash bins should be lidded and cleaned regularly to prevent maggots. Remove maggots by treating the area w... More »

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Herbs such as basil and bay leaves naturally repel flies because flies do not like their smell. Lavender and tansy help to keep flies away as well. 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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