Hot weather = pesky flies.
Flies show no favoritism...
City - Subdivision - Rural
Flies can be troublesome, and let's get real...
those little things can hurt when they bite!
Commercial fly sprays contain harmful ingredients that I don't want around my family or my animals.
Using herbs that I grow on my porch, lemons that I almost always have in the fridge and vinegar that I have in my pantry, I created this medley to deter those pesky flies.
What you will need:
Fresh Mint Leaves
Fresh Basil Leaves
Pint Mason Jar with insert and ring
How to make it:
Cut the lemon into quarters and place in the canning jar.
Add a handful of fresh mint leaves and a handful of fresh basil leaves, torn slightly to release their oils.
Fill the jar almost to the top with white vinegar, leaving about 1/2 inch head space.
Place the lid and ring on the jar.
Let sit for at least one week, shaking every day.
When ready to use, strain the liquid into a squirt bottle.
Discard the lemon and herbs. (Great way to clean out the garbage disposal.)
This all natural spray can safely be used around humans and animals.
I spray it around us when we are outside and the flies are biting.
I spray it in the barn and the coops.
Because it is made with natural ingredients you can safely use it on humans and animals (even cats and dogs).
Just be careful to not get the spray in their eyes.