The summertime is some of the most beautiful of the year, with the birds flying, the bees buzzing and the flowers blooming. One of the biggest bugbears – or bugs – that irritate in the summer however, are flies. Now, flies have a purpose in that they will eat the smaller bugs and they will insure that your spiders and your other bigger bugs are fed. That doesn’t mean that it's any less of an annoyance. You deserve to sit outside in your garden and prevent flies from invading the inside and outside of your home and biting your skin.
With the help of a power pergola, you’ll be able to do this, but there are also other ways that you can keep the summer flies away so that you can actually enjoy your outside space for a change. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways that you can do exactly that.
- Hang a clear bag of water. This is one of the old-fashioned ways to keep the flies away, but by hanging up a bag of water in the area that you’re trying to keep them out of, you will be able to reflect the light and throw off the flies. It’s not as effective with more than just a few flies, and it’s only a temporary solution, because the flies will find a way to come back for more.
- Invest in good fly traps. Fly traps are pretty smart, they attract flies to them as they are supposed to, and if you keep the flytrap as far away from where you don’t want the flights to be you can watch them fill up and then you can get rid of them. You can buy them from the store or you can do them yourself, and they can be pretty effective depending on the number of flies you’re expecting. You could also have more than one fly trap in or outside the home.
- Citronella candles. These are a very popular way to keep the flies away, and they don’t work to trap the flies and kill them but they are effective. It ensures that the flies don’t want to come to your home. They're a popular outdoor repellent but you can get citronella candles from the inside of the home. It’s often a good idea to keep them close by to windows and doors so that you can enjoy the windows being open without the flies coming in because they can’t stand the smell.
- Keep the area clean. If you have flies coming in and out of your home but you also have rubbish in the kitchen and dirt in the living room, the flies will keep coming back no matter what you do. However, if you keep the area clean you will find that it’s much harder for the flies to keep coming back because there’ll be nothing for them to feast on. Clean the house is a no-brainer – so make sure you enjoy your summer without flies.