Sunday, July 16, 2017

Home Remedy for Outdoor Fly Repellent

Yall its HOT here in Texas and we have flies so bad this year.  Seems like they are invading us by droves...or would that be swarms?  Anyway I have a DIY remedy for outside use. 
According to Pinterest flies HATE pine-sol!  I decided to give this homemade repellent a try, never hurts to try huh?  It only costs me $2 for this experiment. I was at Walmart so I picked up the spray bottle for .97 cents and the "PineGlo" for .98 cents.  Cheap enough for an experiment.
This is a 50/50 mixture of pine-sol and water.  My spray bottle is marked clearly with 24 oz, but also says it holds 32 oz.  Anywho.....

Step 1:
I poured in the pineglo in to the 12 oz mark.
Step 2:
I added water to the 24 oz mark and then replaced the sprayer nozzle onto the bottle.
Step 3:
Mark your spray bottle accordingly so you know what you're spraying.
Step 4:
Spray the area outside that you will want to keep flies away from.

I sprayed all around the seating area on the patio and then sprayed the perimeter of the back door going into the house too.  Right away the flies were beginning to disappear.  I was impressed!  I'm not going to tell you that ALL the flies disappeared, because they didn't, but there were very few and it was a much more pleasant atmosphere to sit and enjoy our patio.

NOTE:  Right away I thought this would be an excellent thing to keep in the RV/camper for those camping trips where flies think they are invited to the party.  Um, no flies, not YOU!

Flies in the house...that's another story for another time.  I found another remedy for that but I haven't tried it yet.  I'll let you know if it works.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!
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  1. Gotta try this...we have flies in Minnesota too! Is the stuff sticky at all?
    HMMM...wonder if it would work on the Japanese Beetles?
    Have a Great Day!

    1. Hi Mary! No, I have not had a problem with it being sticky. After I sprayed down the patio area, the only thing I wiped down was the glass table top. Everything else I just let dry by itself. Not sure about the beetles, but its worth a try! Have a wonderful day! :)

  2. Thank you for the tip. I definitely will give this a try. Would this work for mosquitoes too? We have more flies during the day and mosquitoes during the evening. It makes sitting outside very difficult. We even try to escape to the beach, but the biting flies are there too. I will at least take this mixture to the beach for the next picnic. Thank you for sharing the tip.

    1. You're very welcome! You know I'm not sure about the mosquitoes, we always have our tiki torches going (we use the citronella juice) if we are hanging out on the patio, but it sure would be worth a try!

  3. The flies were horrible on the porch this week. Seems like when it rains, them come up under the porch. Little creeps then want to sneak into the house when I open the kitchen door and drive me insane.

    I went to the horse barn and got some scatter bait and put it on a metal tray. Wiped out that crop of the buggers. But, I will need to try this and also tell my friend who did not want any poison near her cats.

    Happy weekend.

    1. Hi there! I sure hope it works for you and your friend, they are so annoying to deal with!


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