Keeping Flies Away
Create your own flypaper by spreading molasses on to strips or squares of bright yellow posterboard.
Hang the strips in doorways or lay squares of flypaper on the litchen counters and other places where flies are a problem.
Repel Flies with Herbs
Put out bowls of fresh orange and lemmon peels mixed with dried cloves. Planting rue and tansy near doorways also helps prevent the pests entering the house.
No Need to Swat with Esstential Oils
Flies (and moths) particularly dislike lavender. Mix about 10 drops of Lavender (or 5 drops Lavender and 5 drops Citronella) in a spray bottle filled half way with water and spray the air around the house. You can also drop Lavender neat on cotton balls and place throughout your house.
To keep flies (and the maternity ward) out of your trash can, soak strips of material in an essential oil and water mix and hang inside the can.
Cut up lenths of ribbon, paper, or material (tissue paper works great) and put one drop of lavender essential oil on each strip and hang around your picnic table or around the house.