DIY Natural Fly Spray

Fly season is here and I’ve had a few emails asking for a natural fly spray recipe that you can easily make at home.

This spray is more of a repellent than a killer, but if you manage to get them really wet with it, which can require a good aim and a relaxed attitude towards getting it all over your windows, they’ll eventually die.

DIY Natural Fly Spray 

8ml citronella

1 tbsp meths

2 tsp dish wash liquid

2 tbsp Green Goddess premium double strength white vinegar

150ml strong black tea

Mix together and add filtered water to make one litre. Pour into a spray bottle and set it on a reasonably concentrated spray.

Important note – this spray is not to be used on your skin.

 

Comments 12

  1. Hi there,
    Can the spray be used on surfaces without leaving any marks or stains? I’m curious about whether the black tea will stain… cheers

    1. I’ve not found it to stain, however I would not spray it directly onto fabric/furniture etc. If you are concerned do a spot check.

    1. This spray is to be directed at flies, do not spray it on or at pets. Cats very much dislike the smell of citronella and both dogs and cats should not ingest it.

    1. This spray is to be directed at flies, do not spray it on or at pets. Cats very much dislike the smell of citronella and both dogs and cats should not ingest it.

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