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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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

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 repel flies, install fly traps and baits around the home, prevent the build-up of garbage or insect food sources and use sprays or misting systems. Since flies are attracted to food sources, eliminating attractants is... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

To eliminate attic flies, also known as cluster flies, swat dormant flies with a fly swatter, then spray remaining active ones with insecticide and vacuum/sweep up the dead ones for disposal. This process may require che... More » Home & Garden Pest Control