Herbal and/or Plant Fly Repellent

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Herbal and/or Plant Fly Repellent
Flies come inside through small cracks in doorways and windowsills. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Flies are annoying pests that quickly multiply and invade the home when left unattended. Keeping them out of the home is often much easier than removing them after they have moved in. You can make and use herbal fly repellents to help prevent the pests from coming inside.


Fly repellents made from herb plants often cost less than commercially prepared chemical repellents and are safe to use in homes with children and pets. You can make herbal fly repellents at home with limited supplies.


Lavender is the most effective herbal fly repellent and commonly used around the home. Other herbs and plants with fly repellent qualities include peppermint and citronella.


Plant peppermint or lavender in containers placed near doorways and windows to repel flies and prevent them from coming inside. Make a strong herbal infusion with fresh or dried herbs, or use pure essential oil. Soak a cotton ball in the infusion and wipe windowsills and doorways weekly. You can also place the infusion in a spray bottle and spray around the room.

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