How To Get Rid Of Flies | 12 Natural And Homemade Fly Repellents

Find out how to get rid of flies naturally and effectively. If those pesky pests are ruining your time outdoors, use these tips and tricks to get rid of them naturally. It’s time to learn how to keep those flies at bay!

Tried And Tested Ways On How To Get Rid of Flies

Flies are pesky little creatures-living onA a farm merely induces it worse. Since we have a lot of farm animals, and I’m sure you can guess what they create( HINT: manure !), it only induces matters worse. I’m sure you’ve all had that experience where there’s an vexing fly that merely keeps on coming back, and it gets in the way of you finishing your tasks. With that told, I never let those cringy critters get the better of me, and you shouldn’t either. Here are some ways to keep those flies away both indoors and outdoors. From homemade fly traps to fly repellent, take your pick on how to get rid of flies easily and naturally.

Homemade Fly Traps

1. DIY Mango Wine Bottle Fly Trap

DIY Image via Fresh Eggs Daily

Amazingly, even flies cannot defy the intoxicating power of wine-they’ll be drawn to the odor of the fruit inside the bottle. The idea is to trap the fly inside the bottle and into their doom by adding a few strips of mango or other fruits as bait.

2. Compost Bowl Fly Trap

Compost Image via Whole New Mom

Flies are attracted to rotten things and making a DIY trap with compost as bait will be very effective. You can even use this method for your large scale compost which I am pretty sure is also a concern in your homestead.

3. Easy Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

Easy Image via The Real Farm House

You’ll be amazed at this quick and easy method to get rid of fruit flies and wonder why you haven’t thought of this before. It’s super simple, you only need a jar, fruit slicings, and a piece of paper.

4. Homemade Fly Paper

Homemade Image via One Good Thing By Jillee

Flypapers are convenient but as a true blue homesteader, I opt to induce my own, naturally and chemical-free. Best of all, is I get to use homegrown honey instead of the icky stuff in the commercial flypapers that sometimes sticks to my hands.

Remember y’all, you are able to catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

( I may not have come up with this saying first, but I sure do say it a lot !)

5. Tried And True Fly Trap Recipe

Tried Image via Everyday Roots

For some reason, flies are attracted to this concoction. See how you are able to make it here .

6. DIY Organic Fly Trap

DIY Image via Fresh Eggs Daily

Want a little upcycling project to keep the flies away? Here’s something you can construct with a two-liter soda bottle. You can also get theA instructions and full details for a DIY fly trap here.

7. The King Of DIY Fly Traps

The Image via Apartment Therapy

Have you ever had a day where flies seem to be in an intrusion or are you even in one now? You will need this heavy-duty fly catch which you can build on your own. I’m sure you’ll cringe over the hundreds of flies you’ll catch.

Homemade Fly Repellent Recipes

8. A Homemade Fly Spray Recipe

Homemade Image via The Prarie Homestead

This is why we always keep a herb garden in our homestead. It’s a good thing that the herbs we love so much are detested by the very critters we also hate!

9. A Dish Soap, Vinegar, And Water Fly Spray

Dish Image via Read My Chicken Scratch

Who knew a mix of dish soap, vinegar, and waterA could keep the flies at bay? Spray it all over, and it’s an instant fly repellent. You can also make your own homemade vinegar from the present guidelines here.

Grow A Fly Repellent GardenA

Grow a garden and yard that spells,’ flies are not welcome here ‘! Besides keeping your garden clean, the following tips-off or methods will also help you get rid of flies naturally.

10. Plant Fly-Repellent Herbs


It’s no secret that herbs are like the wonder plants in your garden. Other than running sorcery in your dishes, they also act as your garden’s best friend by being such useful companion plants to your veggies. More than their health-boosting properties, they’ve got pest-repelling benefits too. Mask the foul odor from your farm animals by spreading dried herbs over barns or chicken coop.

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11. CloveA Fly Repellent


Having a picnic outdoors but got flies swarming all over? If you have cloveA in your pantry then you have the perfect answer. Stick them all over your fruits and you will notice that flies won’t come to your table.

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