Flies and summer seem to go hand-in-hand.
You just can’t have one without the other. Although there are many different sprays on the market to get rid of flies, not everyone wants chemicals sprayed around their homes.
If you have small children or pets, these chemicals can be a bit dangerous.
You could always invest in a few fly swatters but really, who wants to sit around all day swatting flies? There is a better way that is natural, easy and very effective.
For this natural and effective fly remedy, you just need:
- An old mason jar or any jar that has a wide mouth
- Sugar or syrup
- A bit of water
- A paper cone – you can make a cone by rolling up a piece of paper and taping it together
Just pour a bit of sugar water or syrup into the jar – just enough to cover the bottom.
Now cut a hole out of the pointed end of your paper cone. You want a hole that is large enough for a fly to get in. If you are rolling your own paper cone, just leave an opening about the size of a fly in the pointed end.
Slide the cone over the opening of the jar. Make sure that it covers the jar opening and then tape it in place.
Just leave this wherever you have flies, preferably somewhere that it won’t get knocked over.
Flies are attracted to the sugar water or syrup and will instantly crawl into the jar where they get stuck. Watch the jar and when it gets relatively full of flies, just empty it and start over.
Use commercial plastic water or soda bottles I use 16 oz size. With scissors, razor knife, or knife cut the top approx. 1/3 of bottle off.
Invert (put top part of bottle back into the bottom part upside down like a funnel).
Tape around bottle parts to secure.
You can put your mixture of water and sugar, or syrup, or wine, or vinegar and sugar, scent draws them in and they can't get out. then when it is gross & full of dead flies toss whole thing away and start again. I live where it is hot, and the liquid will tend to evaporate, so I just pour more in. It works.
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