North East UK news This 65p plant from Asda could stop flies coming into your home PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Experts have revealed how you can prevent flies from lingering around in your home - including a tip using plants
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! If your house gets plagued by flies in the hot weather, this tip might help you. One way of stopping flies entering your homes involves the use of the herbs basil or mint that can easily be put near doors and windows. You can buy basil or mint plants for as little as 65p from Asda, or £1.30 from Ocado, or for around £1 at most good garden centres, YorkshireLive reports. The top tip comes from experts at Tap Warehouse who have revealed how to prevent flies from lingering around your kitchen this summer. Polly Shearer, cleaning expert said of rising temperatures: “The heat causes an increase in flies and means that house flies are more likely to multiply in hot weather." Read More:B&M sparks debate among supermarket shoppers after selling ‘dead’ plants for 1p She added: “We recommend using preventative measures to stop flies and insects breeding in your kitchen this summer.” 1. Make your own natural fly deterrent spray The smell of essential oils like mint, lemongrass and lavender are hated by flies. You can create your own natural fly deterrent spray by adding a few drops of any of these oils to water in a spray bottle. We recommend lavender so the spray will also leave your kitchen smelling fresh. Simply spray the natural remedy around your kitchen throughout the day and it should deter flies from entering. 2. Keep your kitchen bin dry with baking soda Whatever you put in your bin will rot, however, this process speeds up during the summer months due to warmer weather. This will attract flies, insects and maggots, so it’s important to clean and empty your bin more frequently during summer. One great hack is to sprinkle baking soda at the bottom of your bin before putting in a new bin bag. The baking soda should absorb any smells and liquids that leak out of the bag. Read More Related Articles Primark shoppers insist they ‘need’ £10 hammock ideal for summer weather Read More Related Articles Here’s what Diet Coke can do to your body just one hour after you’ve drunk it 3.
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. Be sure to wipe any spillages and clean the bottles to prevent fruit flies from being attracted to them. You can also store your fizzy drinks in the fridge to keep fruit flies away from them. 4. Don’t leave dirty dishes by the sink In the busy summer months, especially the school holidays, it can be hard to find the time to wash dirty dishes. However, leaving dishes by the sink to be washed will attract flies. We recommend washing your dishes in the summer as soon as possible in order to prevent flies from contaminating your dishes with bacteria and even laying eggs on them. 5. Keep leftovers fully sealed in storage bags and tubs Flies like to lay eggs in places with warmer temperatures, which is why you should not leave leftovers uncovered when leaving them to cool down. Instead, place the leftovers in a bag or tub that can be fully sealed to prevent flies from touching the food. 6. Use apple cider vinegar costing as little as 80p to deter fruit flies Fruit flies in the summer can cause havoc in your kitchen, often resulting in food waste due to people not wanting to eat the fruit touched by flies. If your kitchen has fruit flies, you should half fill a glass with apple cider vinegar and cover it with cling film and poke small holes into the cling film. This should attract the fruit flies to enter the glass and you can then let them free outside of your home. It’s also important to store your fruit in the fridge to prevent flies from returning. 7. Keep a basil plant in your kitchen to ward off flies The herb basil is known to repel flies and mosquitoes, making it a great kitchen plant option. Not only will it stop flies, it's also great to use in plenty of recipes! And of course - don't kill them! Read Next: Crippling amount it costs to run a hot tub per month - and ways to keep the energy bill down Why sleeping with a fan on might actually be bad for your health The 'deceptively spacious' Aldi barbecue that becomes a campfire at night
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