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Keep Houseflies Away with Cucumber Peelings


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Keep Houseflies Away with Cucumber PeelingsI hate pesky houseflies, they drive me bonkers! I looked for a suitable tip and found one involving cucumber peelings! (Who knew?) Well, I put them on the windowsill last evening and I can report that they seem to be staying away. It's a good thing I can put my salad peelings to good use!

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June 22, 20130 found this helpful

That's a great idea. I heard that if you hang a clear plastic bag by the door the flies won't come in.

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June 23, 20130 found this helpful

I tried the bag of water with a penny inside and it didn't work. I know the cucumber peelings work though :D

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June 23, 20130 found this helpful

I think the plastic "baggie" has to be filled with water!

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June 23, 20130 found this helpful

Some herbs may help to keep them at bay also. Pound bay leaves, eucalyptus or cloves and put in a muslin bag and hang. Grow some sweet basil by your door way, place some cut leaves near a pet dish or some oil of eucalyptus on a cotton ball and place in the kitchen.

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According to Dr. Myles H. Bader these help to repel flies (from his book, "1001 All Natural Secrets to a Pest Free Property").

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June 24, 20130 found this helpful

I have tried the peppermint and cloves solution plus the water bag but they still came in!
The peelings seem to work for me. :)

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