Asked on Apr 20, 2018

Pet friendly solution to keep flies away

Cynthia S
by Cynthia S
flies tend to come around her subtle urine on the balcony. Stay away Flies

  5 answers
  • Amanda Amanda on Apr 20, 2018

    Clean with baking soda and vinegar to eliminate the urine attracting the flies.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Apr 20, 2018

    No such thing as "subtle" urine. The flies are telling you that. Your nose is probably used to the odor and not smelling it anymore. The urine has to be cleaned with something like Nature's Miracle that has an enzyme in it that removes the odor. If it is a cement patio, the urine has possibly sunk into the cement, too. If you can't walk your dog, use puppy pads and pick them up immediately after use.

    • Cynthia S Cynthia S on Apr 20, 2018

      I clean up balcony with soapy hot water with a you of vinegar. I change her pee pee pads twice a day and I do walk her daily. However, throughout the pad changes flies are attracted to the concrete. I didn't know I was able to go any further. Thanks for info! Nature's miracle, solution, from pet store??

  • Nik22528592 Nik22528592 on Apr 20, 2018

    I have had good luck with sprinkling crushed mint leaves around the area, flies hate mint and it keeps them away as long as you can smell the mint. Once it has dried up, crush and sprinkle more.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Apr 20, 2018

    You sure are conscientious puppy mom. Yes, some concrete can absorb water and odors. Nature's Miracle or any product like that. It needs to be able to neutralize enzymes. There may be less expensive products. I just like this one. Yes - a pet store and possibly Walmart. I think I'd spray it on and let it soak in.