• Flies taste with their feet.
• Houseflies can carry a range of diseases such as Salmonella and E.coli.
• Houseflies have compound eyes. These intricate eyes provide them with nearly a 360-degree field of view, which allows them to see behind themselves.
Planting herbs and flowers around your house is a great way to repel flies. Herbs and plants such as basil, marigolds, lavender, bay leaves, and catnip can help to repel flies.
Many spray pyrethroid-based insecticides can suppress houseflies in and around homes. These products can be purchased at grocery and hardware stores. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on all insecticide labels.
Venus flytraps are carnivorous plants that eat insects. If you plant them outside, they’ll naturally eat flies.
Regularly removing trash and using well-sealed garbage receptacles can help to deter any house flies from residing around your home.