Flies are one of the most overlooked pests in homes across Singapore. More than a million species of flies are known to exist all over the world, and as pests, they are more than just a nuisance. If your home is close to a garbage dump or a place where dead animals are common, always keep a pest control kit handy. You should also try some other DIY treatments. Here are some proven ways to prevent or get rid of flies at home.
Using lemongrass to repel flies
Lemongrass oil is an excellent insect repellent and room air freshener. You will need lemongrass essential oil and some hot water. Mix 15-20 drops of lemongrass oil and about half a cup hot water in a spray bottle.
Shake well and spray this solution over your windows, along the doorways, and all other entry points. The mixture can also be sprayed over any flies that you spot around the house. However, if the problem is severe, you will need a proper pest control kit.
Clove and lemon fly deterrent
The scent of both lemons and cloves is naturally repulsive to flies. Both of them tend to have strong scents, because of which they have culinary uses too. You will need 2 lemons and about 40 cloves. Cut both lemons into halves and poke 10 cloves in each half. Remember to keep the bud towards the outside. Now, arrange all the slices around your table or even outdoors.
Get a light trap
You can get this at any online pest control kit store. Light traps are highly effective at eliminating flies from homes and corporate spaces. Light traps are fully customizable and can function both as fast-kill traps and discreet light traps. Place the light trap at suitable and proper installation is critical to make the light trap an effective long-term fly monitoring and preventive measure.
Practice exclusion and sanitation techniques
It is important to eliminate fly-attracting sources along with investing in fly control methods. Sanitation helps to prevent the problem at the root. Eliminate breeding areas by removing/destroying food leftovers, garbage cans, and the like. Seal any vents and openings, and clean on a regular basis.
Get an effective Aerosol spray
Aerosols are found in most pest control kits and can be bought separately as well. The chemical gives immediate results and leaves no residue. Aerosols can be used to eliminate a number of other crawling and flying insects as well.