There is nothing more annoying than a blue bottle flying around your home, and, unfortunately, as we approach summertime, it can be difficult to keep them out.
Thankfully, there are a number of natural ways to stop them entering your house, that are fairly easy to do:
1. Cover bins
Make sure all your bins, both indoor and outdoor, are covered so that flies won’t be attracted to them.
2. Keep pet food covered
Flies love all kinds of foods, including your dog or cat’s so put it away and don’t have it sitting out for long periods of time.
3. Rub some lavender oil on your doors
Flies don’t like certain smells so rub a little lavender oil onto your door to stop them coming in. Make sure you test it out on an inconspicuous area first.
4. Cover all cut fruit
Flies love fruit so if you do cut it make sure you cover it up or put it in the fridge.
5. Use herbs to deter them
Mint and basil growing at your doors or windows will deter the flies from trying to enter your home.
6. Don’t water your indoor plants too much
Flies love plants that are overly watered so try to keeping watering to a minimum.