Asked on May 24, 2013


Jeanette SSLS Construction & Building Solutions LLCSia@South 47th


How do I get rid of those stupid half dozen flies that continually circle on the front porch. They are too low for a hanging fly trap to do any good. Help - I know they will be out there all summer. Thanks in advance.
3 answers
  • Sia@South 47th
    on May 25, 2013

    I would first recommend investigating what they are attracted to.

  • One trick for fruit flies which should work with regular ones is to "vinegar traps; simply fill a bottle, jar or plastic baggie with a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a piece of old fruit or meat; make a paper funnel with the big end outside and the smallest end taped inside the bottle/jar/etc. Flies come in but they can't get out." for this & dealing with some other pesky critters:

  • Jeanette S
    on May 25, 2013

    You can actually cut a large plastic soft drink bottle in half, put SLS's "stuff" in the bottom, invert top into bottle, tape with duct tape and sit on porch. When you want to sit outside, plug in a box fan to keep away all flying bugs!

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