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Fly Repellent Recipes

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This page contains fly repellent recipes. With summer comes open doors and windows and more flies. Find recipes and techniques to safely shoo those flies away.

     

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Tip: Ziplock Baggies As Fly Repellent

Ziplock Baggies, who knew? I found this online. Some of my friends and I have tried it and it seems to work like a charm! Fill a ziplock baggie with 1/4-1/2 full of water and drop 4-6 pennies in the bottom. Seal and tack or tape it to a problem area. I hang mine a few feet away but above the doors to my house. I'm now a believer!

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Question: Homemade Fly Repellent

Does anyone know of a homemade spray to get rid of flies?

By Gaylee


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By ComputerScott10/04/2011

I would love to know myself!

Question: Homemade Fly Repellent

I want to make my own fly repellent. Please help me. Thank you.

By Teboho from The Great Republic of South Africa


Most Recent Answer

By Annie11/09/2010

Juice from a fresh lemon actually repels most flying insects. I live in Florida, where the state bird is either the mosquito or little biting bugs called no-see'ems. Because of health issues and allergies, I have had a lot of difficulty with insect repellents. I am allergic to most of the chemicals (which I don't like using), but I am also allergic to most insect bites. Mosquitoes are attracted to female hormones so makes it difficult to go out of the house. However, I have made a repellent that works 100% for me, and is 100% natural. When we walk the dogs in the evening, I cut a small section from a fresh lemon, dab behind ears, shoulders, elbows, etc. I have not had an insect bite since April of this year. Also softens the skin. And I use it on my grandchildren with 100% success.