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

Homemade methods of fly control include setting traps for them, using pepper to kill them and using essential oils to deter them. Water-filled plastic bags also put off flies. More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

Once maggots infest your trash can, it is important to clean it out thoroughly. After removing the trash bag, fill the bottom of the trash can with boiling water. This kills any maggots that remain. Then, scrub the trash... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects
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