8 simple tips to keep flies and wasps away!

Are you struggling with a problem of undesirable insects at home? Here are some tips to get rid of flies and wasps.


Insects that fly above our heads, such as mosquitoes, wasps, bees and flies, are often a source of disturbance. Despite the fact that these creatures are important in nature, we may want to get rid of them, especially when they invade our land and homes. Here are some tips to keep flies and wasps away from your home.

1. Keep fruit flies away


Small fruit flies are not dangerous, but they can be very disturbing in a house. Indeed, these tend to multiply very quickly. Fortunately, you can remove them with sweet liquid and vinegar.

Take a dish and fill it half way with juice and half way with vinegar. Then, put plastic wrap on top and make tiny holes with a needle. Put these containers all over the infected rooms. You can say goodbye to these invasive little bugs.

2. Get rid of fruit flies… with fruit!

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If you don’t have vinegar and juice, you can get rid of fruit flies by putting a fruit in the bottom of a Mason jar and making a funnel with a piece of paper. Flies will be attracted by the smell, but will be trapped in the pot because of the funnel.

3. Don’t worry about flies on the patio anymore

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You are constantly disturbed by flies when you try to rest on your balcony. Why not make a spray with essential oils?


  • 1 litre of white vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 20 drops of basil essential oil
  • 20 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 20 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. dishwashing liquid
  • A spray bottle

Steps to take

  1. Pour the ingredients into the spray bottle.
  2. Mix and use.

You can spray the mixture in the room or on your clothes (but not on your skin).

4. Get rid of wasps in your yard

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If you have wasps in your yard, you can always make a trap to keep them away from your property. Here’s how to do it:

  • Cut a plastic bottle in half.
  • Put it on the balcony.
  • Place jam or beer mixed with honey in your half-bottle.
  • Replace the other part of the bottle with the neck facing down.

Wasps will want to taste jam or a mixture of beer and honey, but will not be able to get out of your homemade trap.

5. Here’s how to keep wasps away from your home

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Not everyone enjoys coffee. Wasps, for example, hate the smell of this beverage. If you have wasps in your house, pour ground coffee into a cup, then light some of the coffee with a lighter. The smoke will eventually keep them away. If you crush a few cloves nearby, you’ll be saved! Of course, incense sticks are still as effective against wasps.

6. No more flies in your house with essential oils

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You can scare away the flies in your home with your essential oils. Here’s how to do it:


  • 2 Mason jars
  • 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil with lemon
  • 10 drops of citronella essential oil
  • One lemon, sliced
  • One lime, sliced
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 lanterns

Steps to take

  1. Fill each jar with equal parts of lemon and lime slices.
  2. Add 2 sprigs of rosemary to each jar.
  3. Pour ¾ of water into the jars and add 10 drops of all the essential oils in a separate jar. Be careful not to mix them.
  4. To start the process, light a candle.

7. Say goodbye to flies with cloves


Flies hate the smell of cloves and when you combine them with lemon, you make sure they stay away from home.


  • Lemon Lemon
  • Cloves

Steps to take

  1. You must cut the lemon in half and insert the cloves directly into the pulp.
  2. Then place the lemon on your table and you will have absolutely no problem with flies!

8. Say goodbye to flies in your home with lavender

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Essential oils are a good way to flavour your home, but also to get rid of flies. Here’s how to do it:


  • Lavender essential oil
  • Sponge
  • Pot or box with lid

Steps to take

  1. You must apply several drops of lavender essential oil on the sponge, then place it in the jar.
  2. Close it tightly and leave it for several hours or until the next morning to maximize the smell.
  3. Then you can open it a little and place it in your house.

Source: Good HousekeepingHealthy Food House