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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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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 »

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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 »

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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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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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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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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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