It’s summertime and my family loves to grill out. But we have a problem with flies. They bother us a lot. It happens at both my sister’s house and mine. Do you know how to get rid of flies in backyard patios?
Judy McQueen, Schaumburg, IL
Flies are a problem, both indoors and outside. Inside your house, you can make sure you use screens so it’s easier to keep them away. But outdoors is another matter.
If you want to know how to get flies away from you in your backyard deck and patio, I have some tips for you. You’ve probably already guessed that the flies, just like wasps, are attracted to your food.
Getting rid of the food would cut down on these pests. But since your family enjoys eating outside in the summer, we’ll need another way to repel flies.
One easy way to get rid of flies outside is by hanging up sticky flypaper or a UV light, also known as a bug zapper. There’s even a way to make your own flypaper at home with sugar and corn syrup or tape. It’s cheap and it works. But more on that in a moment.
Besides these fly traps, you can also plant basil and a variety of other plants around your yard. It’s a natural fly repellent, as well as how to keep roaches away. Or on each table where your family eats, set out an apple with cloves in it. The scent of the apple and cloves deters flies and also keeps cats out of your yard btw. Cinnamon works the same way.
Also, try running a fan with the air blowing over your family. Some people swear by filling a plastic zipper seal bag with water and setting it on a picnic or side table on the patio. Flies are repelled by the reflection they see.
These home remedies also deter flies, making it hard for them to land on your food or on you and keep your outdoor space relatively bug-free so you can enjoy your time in the fresh air.
If you want to see how to make different kinds of fly traps, including your own homemade flypaper, this article will help:https://www.tipsbulletin.com/the-ultimate-guide-on-how-to-get-rid-of-flies/
I hope you find the perfect way to get rid of flies in your yard. Have a nice summer.