How do you keep flies away from food outside?
- Set Up Electric Fans.
- Use Citrus Scents.
- Wear Bug Repellents.
- Use Scent Diffusers or Candles.
- Grow Carnivorous Plants.
- Blindside Those Flies.
- Treat Your Doorways and Window Frames.
- Cover Food and Throw Out Waste.
What smell will keep flies away? Cinnamon – use cinnamon as an air freshner, as flies hate the smell! Lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint and lemongrass essential oils – Not only will spraying these oils around the house create a beautiful aroma, but they will also deter those pesky flies too.
What keeps flies away when sitting outside? Flowers and herbs are natural fly repellants. Try planting basil, bay leaves, catnip, lavender, and marigolds. Or, use a mixture of vinegar and dish soap as a natural trap. Pour the mixture into a cup, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and poke holes large enough for the flies to enter.
How do caterers keep flies away? Use spices and herbs such as rosemary, citronella, cinnamon, basil, lavender, and mint as part of your table decor to help keep the flies at bay. It’s a double bonus that natural citronella torches and candles will also help to keep mosquitos away, too. Fill a clear glass with water and drop 4 to 5 old pennies inside.