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55p kitchen trick ‘guaranteed’ to rid the home of flies in minutes

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The buzz of a fly in the house is guaranteed to get you on your feet. But as we throw open our doors and windows for summer it can be an unavoidable drawback of the warm weather.

If you have been known to chase around a fly with a rolled up newspaper, magazine or even slipper, then you’ll probably welcome a tip on how to get rid of the pests without swiping the air for hours on end. One person claims to have a “guaranteed” removal method.

Tempted into our houses by a variety of ‘goodies’, The Express wrote that most flies are enticed inside to feed on rubbish, ripe fruit and veg or moisture. Adding: “There are different types of flies… common house flies are attracted to decaying organic filth such as rotting meat, whereas fruit flies look for sugary substances and feed more commonly on overripe fruit, spilt fizzy drinks and alcohol.”

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So, just how do we rid ourselves of the invaders? A TikTok user thinks they have the answer. Sharing a video entitled “How to get rid of flies,” @ceithgriffith said: “I’ve been getting this question a lot so I’m going to show you the best way to get rid of flies inside your house, on your porch and wherever you’ve got flies. I’m going to show you a guaranteed way to kill them.”

The hack involved a plastic water bottle with the top cut off, sugar, honey and water. The instructions that followed said: “Then place the top half of the bottle upside-down on the bottom half of the bottle. Just to show you guys that it works, in a matter of five minutes, there’s already several flies that it caught.”

The TikToker showed his viewers the dead flies floating around in the mixture just minutes after testing out this hack. The mix can be left inside the house or on a surface in the garden or outside area.

The mixture inside the bottle was made up of four tablespoons of sugar, one tablespoon of honey, three ounces of water all of which where mixed together. Flies smell the bait and fly into the bottle to get to it – either to lay eggs or to feed. Once inside, they are easily trapped as they fly down the neck of the bottle. They then become trapped because they can’t navigate back up the narrow opening or they will be unable to fly if their wings get wet.

Using this trick means all the ingredients are natural and it’s also cheap. Sugar can be purchased from Asda for 55p. Another effective hack to deter flies is placing water and a few coins in a sandwich bag. All people need is a sealable bag, water and a few coins. Fill the clear bag halfway with water, add five or six coins to the bag, squeeze the excess air and close the seal. Ideally, the bag should be placed by a window.

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