Keep Flies Away with Pine sol

Flies hate Pine sol!

Sometimes, common household cleaners can be used in unusual ways to treat insects.  I wish I had known this trick this past summer.  We had a huge graduation party for my daughter and the flies were a problem for us. I did not realize that a way to keep flies away from your tables is to use Pine sol.

This is great for outdoor use. Flies HATE pine-sol. Mix it with water, about 50/50 and put it in a spray bottle. Use to wipe counters or spray on the porch and patio table and furniture  to drive them away.  I will be sure to keep this in mind for our next outdoor party.

Keep flies away with Pine-SolWhat methods have you used to keep flies away for outdoor parties?  Please leave your comments below.

Flies are not the only insect that are bothered by common household items. Ants also hate both Borax and Apple Cider Vinegar. See how I treated my ant infestation with both.

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  4 comments for “Keep Flies Away with Pine sol

  1. Renee
    06/23/2017 at 6:21 pm

    We’re going to try it! There’s a cow pasture next door.
    Thanks for the tip!

  2. Terri Liddell
    06/29/2017 at 4:09 pm

    Going to try this camping this weekend!

  3. Tammie
    07/06/2017 at 6:43 pm

    Can you use this in your hedges without it killing them?

    • Carol
      07/06/2017 at 6:47 pm

      Hi Tammie. I have no idea, since I have not tried doing this. I just use it occasionally on outdoor furniture and it appears to give me some benefit. Carol

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