Tired of all the flies? Your home already has its secret weapons

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Tired of all the flies? Your home already has its secret weapons

Here are three safe and healthy DIY tricks to try

Paula Andropoulos

In case the past few months haven’t been quite apocalyptic enough for you, Johannesburg has recently been inundated with everybody’s worst airborne menace: FLIES. At the moment it really does feel like these bothersome drones are everywhere.

Perhaps the worst thing about flies is their persistence and seeming indestructability: most of the time they’re too fast for us to catch and too rude to take a hint, even after we’ve swatted them away from our formerly appetising lunches for the 12th time in a minute.

If you’re not a fan of commercial fly sprays and traps, some of which can be toxic (and not just to flies), the good news is there are safe and healthy alternatives you can whip up using simple ingredients that you’ve probably already got in your store cupboard...

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