This might just be the greatest hack you’ve never heard of. Hate those flies buzzing around you all day long a ruining a nice day? We’re going to show you how to get rid of them:
Here’s how to get rid of flies naturally: Flies hate lavender!
Yep, you read that right. Flies really are repelled by the scent of lavender. This wonderfully scented herb is a life saver when it comes to repelling those annoying flies. This beats Deet, it beats insect repellent, it beats anything you’ve ever tried before!
There are many ways to utilize this knowledge and actively repel flies. Here’s how:
Method One: Lavender Fly Spray
Simply fill a small spray bottle with regular tap water and add 30 drops of lavender essential oil. The lavender essential oil is extremely easy to get hold of. I use this quality, affordable brand. If you use a larger spray bottle, add more drops, you want it to be quite potent for it to be effective. This spray bottle is ideal.
Shake the bottle each time you want to use it and spray it on your body or around the house where flies most congregate. I use it around the doors and windows and it stops them flooding in.
Flies hate this scent and will not be coming inside and if use the spray directly on yourself, you can say goodbye to constant irritation outside.
Lavender is a gentle scent and common among typical beauty products, so using this body spray won’t have any disastrous social consequences!
Method Two: Plant Lavender!
I use this method along with the homemade lavender spray. Flies hate the smell of lavender essential oil, and that’s because they hate the lavender plant.
I plant lavender plants around the house, especially around the front and back doors, this really prevents flies coming in whenever you leave the house.
Luckily, the lavender plants are stunning, so will only make your garden look and smell better.
If you’ve got animals that are often bothered by flies, such as horses, this is truly a great natural hack, simply plant lavender plants around your garden border and this will keep flies off the animals.
If you’ve got children, planting lavender around the backyard means they can enjoy sitting in the grass without getting fed up!