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Summer arrives, and with it comes warm weather. It’s the season for fun picnics and barbeques. Time to throw open the windows to let in some air. And that’s when they sneak in. Flies. Flies get everywhere, buzzing around the house as though it were their own. A can of fly spray is always an effective option. But do you really want to jump straight into spraying chemicals throughout your home that are just as toxic to kids and small pets as they are to bugs? Instead, try natural home remedies to get rid of those pesky flies.

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1. Plastic Water Bags

Although a fly only has two eyes, each of them has between 3,000 and 6,000 lenses. This gives them a mosaic view of the world, allowing them to detect minute changes in light patterns. Using their eyes against them provides an effective fly repellent.

Take a plastic bag and fill it 2/3 full of water. Securely tie the top with a string and hang the bag outside your open windows and doors. As the sun hits the bag, light is reflected in all directions. Flies become confused and disoriented and will soon buzz off.

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