Natural Ways To Fight Flies

We don’t like to use fly spray, simply because if it’s toxic enough to knock a fly dead in seconds, you really do not want it anywhere near your children, your pets, or yourself. Even pyrethrum spray, although natural, is still a toxin. Instead of commercial sprays try one – or several – of these natural ways to fight flies. *Sprinkle peppermint essential oil liberally onto a few cotton wool balls then place into a …

 

 

Yellow Card, Whitefly

This is an interesting way to get rid of whitefly that I read about in one of mum’s gardening books. Flies, including whitefly, rather like the colour yellow, so much so that boards or weather proof yellow cards when placed in the garden will attract these airborne insects. All you need to do is get some board, paint it yellow and apply petroleum jelly, mineral oil or some home made sticky goo (can be used …

 

 

DIY Fly Paper

Flies are driving everyone mad at the moment but unfortunately there is no Green Goddess, chemical-free, natural way to kill a fly! I use fly curtains and fly paper (which I buy in little rolls from the hardware store) but you can make your own. If you have to use fly spray, use low allergenic or unscented ones to reduce chemicals and spray once in the morning and once at night to avoid too many …