Learn the safest and most effective way to make a homemade fly repellent with items you already have in your house. You won’t have to worry again about being bothered by those flying insects.
We have shown you before how to make an effective homemade fly trap, that will allow you to enjoy of an outside party or just to rest in your house without having to worry about flies in your room or kitchen.
The thing that some people doesn’t like about traps is that they are made to attract even more flies and then get rid of them. They don’t want any kind of fly around even if they are going to be trapped or not. This is why we have for you today different methods to create different natural homemade fly repellents so you can keep them away from you.
First of all let’s start with the repellent to use on the outside. For this repellent you only are going to need to light up a couple of citronella candles.
This kind of candles produce a good source of smoke, one of the things that flies hates the most. If you don’t want to make an investment then you can check out this tutorial on how to make them yourself.
Never use this method on the inside, this is a homemade fly repellent for yards and the outside.
Homemade Fly Repellent Spray
There are many ingredients that you can use to make a spray to repel the flies from you or your house. For this homemade method you are going to need a sprayer bottle, water and any of the ingredients on the following list:
- Lavender oil.
- Citronella oil.
- Eucalyptus oil.
- Lemongrass oil.
- Peppermint oil.
Choose the scent that you like the most to make your homemade spray. Flies hate all of those smells. In your sprayer bottle mix a 70/30 portion of water and the selected oil respectively. Then spray the area that you want to protect. It safe to use in a bedroom or area with kids or pets as none of these ingredients is harmful or toxic.
We personally recommend the peppermint oil, not for the smell but because this also works pretty well as a homemade mice repellent.
Homemade Fly Repellent for Dogs and People
Now we are going to show you how to make a fly repellent lotion. This is a little bit more complicated but is 100% natural and effective. Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of hazel.
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar.
- 50 drops of eucalyptus oil.
Mix all the ingredients in a bottle, shake well and you are done! You can apply this lotion on your body and then forget about the flies while you enjoy of the natural and delicious smell. This homemade repellent lotion has also been proved to work on dogs and horses.
Do not apply the lotion on eyes or mouth. If used in animals, apply on the areas that they can’t reach with the mouth.
If you want to protect all your house or an area on the inside without having to prepare constant sprays or lotions. You can also use an aromatic product with any of the following scents: elder, basil, mint, lavender or cloves.
They are not as effective as the previous fly repellents but they get the work done. If there are flies in your area, this is one of the most comfortable ways to keep them at bay.
We hope you have found the right fly repellent for you in this list. If you have any other method to get rid of the flies in a natural and safe way please share it with us. We would love to hear if you have more different and effective techniques.