How To Make Your Own Fly Repellent

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Trouble With Flies In Your Yard?

Your yard is home to an almost endless number of insect species. While many of these insect species don’t pose a threat to your lawn itself, other insects like mosquitos and flies may jeopardize your ability to properly enjoy your lawn. Some species of insect we are happy to put up with in our yards that we would never accept in our home. Flies are an annoyance that’s hard to deal with whether you are inside or outdoors, and repelling any fly populations outside your home can help ensure that you don’t have unwanted intruders inside. Read on to learn how to  to make your own fly repellent. 

Go The Natural Route

If you are looking for a fly repellent that you can make yourself at home, there’s no easier way than to make a natural outdoor fly repellent with essential oils. To make this fly deterrent, you will need a small tin with a lid (think: coffee can or mint tin), a clean piece of cloth, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons of witch hazel or isopropyl alcohol, and 100 drops of essential oils of your choosing. Several different essential oils like tea tree, lavender, peppermint, citronella, eucalyptus and lemongrass are all good at deterring flies. Mix all of the liquid ingredients together in a bowl and stir well. Use an extra 1/2 teaspoon of alcohol or witch hazel to help preserve this mixture if you plan to use it again. Place the cloth inside the tin and pour the liquid mixture over the cloth until it is saturated. Place the lid over the cloth and let sit for at least 24 hours. Now you have a portable fly repellent that you can put in the middle of an outside table or near any lawn seating that may have flies. 

Add Apple Cider Vinegar And Make A Spray

Another option you can try with essential oils is to make a spray that combines apple cider vinegar with essential oils and vegetable glycerin. Fill a spray bottle 2/3rd of the way full with the vinegar, add about 25 drops of essential oils of your choosing and 20 drops of the vegetable glycerin. A combination of 10 drops tea tree oil and 15 drops lavender essential oil is said to work well for deer flies.

Ask For Help With Flies

If you have tried these and any other kind of outdoor fly repellent to no avail, it may be time to call in a lawn care pro. Lawn care experts have lots of experience dealing with annoying lawn pests and know exactly what it takes to make them go away. Reach out to to find the right lawn care expert for you.

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