Strict cleanliness, separation of preparation areas and trash, and the use of commercial or herbal repellents are the easiest ways to reduce fly nuisance. Flies are often unwanted guests at any gathering where there is f... More » Food Food Storage

According to HowStuffWorks, basil plants are effective in keeping flies away from specific areas. Planted in beds next to doors, basil discourages the insects from entering houses. Using containers is a convenient way to... More » Food Food Facts Herbs & Spices

Keep fruit flies away by putting food up, keeping the kitchen and trash cans clean and trapping any lingering fruit flies. If the problem persists, repair any cracks around windows or doors that could let the pests insid... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects
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