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How to banish pesky flies from your home this summer

How to banish pesky flies from your home this summer: Mum reveals the pantry staples that keep her house and veranda free of bugs all season

  •  A farmer has revealed the simple two-ingredient hack to banish flies at home
  • The woman says she uses lemons and cloves inside and outside to great effect
  • The ‘hack’ stops working once the lemon dries up, according to the farming mum

An Australian mum has revealed how to get rid of flies in your home this summer – and all you need is two ingredients you probably already have in the pantry.

A lemon and a handful of cloves is all it takes to get rid of flies in the home or on the veranda, according to the mum who posted her all-natural hack online.

‘This works, we live on a farm it’s stinkin’ hot here today, my veranda was full of flies put this out there within half hour barely a fly,’ Vanessa said.

A lemon and a handful of cloves is all it takes to get rid of flies in the home or on the veranda, according to the mum who posted her all-natural hack online

The mum who lives in rural Australia posted a photo of a lemon with a sprinkle of cloves on top – revealing the simple pairing works on her property ‘within 30 minutes.  

‘This may not work for everyone, but it works for me,’ she said.

‘I cut the lemon in half and place both halves on a saucer with cloves sprinkled on top as in this picture.’ 

she says once the lemon starts to dry up the flies return.

‘This is the first time I’ve used it for this season as the flies are really bad today. I was looking for an alternate to using chemicals and discovered this, so far so good.’

she also has lemongrass in her front garden, which she says helps to reduce both flies and mosquitoes.

The mum’s hint proved to be popular and effective with others verifying its effectiveness.

The mum who lives in rural Australia posted a photo of a lemon with a sprinkle of cloves on top - revealing the simple pairing works on her property 'within 30 minutes

The mum who lives in rural Australia posted a photo of a lemon with a sprinkle of cloves on top – revealing the simple pairing works on her property ‘within 30 minutes

‘I did this last summer worked really well inside but will try outside as flies are biting the dogs ears,’ one mum said.

‘I do this too – reduces flies significantly, said another. 

‘Definitely gonna try this. Every time I cook dinner, slow cook I have loads of flies coming inside and basically outside doors cause of smell, thank you,’ said another. 

Some were less convinced.

‘I tried this camping and it had zero effect,’ one woman said.

‘I have tried this too and it didn’t work but it looks like it works for everyone else,’ said another. 

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