Pest Control: FinishBuild Indoor Fly Options

Did you know that an adult fly usually live only 2 to 3 days without food but can survive up to 50 days where food is available? Practicing self-control is an activity that all of us can try to master when flies are around our kitchen or any other home area. Gloomily most of us will rather get rid of that particularly buzzing sound. Even though they have a tendency to make it attendance when they are strong odors around the stove, they can also show off when there is raw meat of any kind. Nevertheless these unpleasant guests can feel invite at any time, whenever they want, we seem to be a very suitable host for them.

With holydays ahead, possibilities of see them increases, due to the fast generally food and odors are plenty. The truth is that is not only the buzzing aspect should concerns us but also the fact that these pests are responsible of carrying diseases where we can list: dysentery, diarrhea, food poisoning, typhoid fever, conjunctivitis, salmonella, anthrax and tuberculosis. For these and the fact that fly pests are also known to transmit the eggs of parasitic worms, we consider pest control is significant to an upright public and personal health.

Understanding Indoor Pest Phases


Summer or warm season & cool weather are the most important phases we must have acknowledge of, even though the same fly species can be a problem in both warm and cool weather, pest control methods are not the same for these two seasons.

In the case of flies, there are four major phases in its life cycle. The first stage is the conception, around 150 eggs are laid in a moist environment, and usually where food is available in abundance, such as your garbage deposit.

Second phase corresponds to the larva, where they feed on the food for around 5 to 15 days. After this, comes phase 3 where the larva has to move to a dry place to pupate. And finally phase 4 contemplates the pupae transformation to an adult after 3 or 4 weeks. So, in case you wonder, adult flies can live for about a month and during this time they can produce 500 to 2,000 eggs.

What FinishBuild Recommends

Now that we know that flies tend to seek moist climates and organic materials to lay their eggs, let’s go to the kitchen and prepare them a taste of its own medicine. For pest control, here we have fly repellent options that can help you instead of purchasing poisonous substances that can be useful, no questions, however it can be toxic to humans and animals too.

Apple cider vinegar:

This pest control is particularly good for eliminating fruit flies because they get attracted to smell of anything which ferments. Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting apples and thus flies can’t resist its smell. Therefore by heating the apple cider vinegar and pour it into a jar with lid, make some holes on its lid or in the case you want to keep the lid, you may also use an entrance with cellophane paper and stapling it in the shape of a cone leaving a hole at the narrow end. Once inside, there is no way back.

Oil Lavender:

Lavender has been used by people in the past to protect clothes from moths and other insects. Lavender oil can, in fact, prevent mosquito bites as well as other insect’s bites. It is just the perfect essential oil which helps control infestation of flies along with repelling fleas, black fly, black beetle, greenfly and white fly too. Lavender oil, however, is the best one when it comes to repel flies. However, After 24 hours, remove the lid and keep the tin at a place where you see most of the flies in your home.

Cloves and lemons/ apples:

Cloves are pleasantly aromatic for us but are not liked by flies. They cannot stand the scent of this spice that is extensively used for culinary purposes. Cloves are particularly effective in repelling house flies. In this remedy for flies elimination, cloves are used with lemon, yet another smell that flies are not fond of.

By Cutting the lemons into halves, poke 6-12 cloves into each of the lemon half. Push with the pointed part of the clove so that the bud remains upwards. You can also arrange these cloves poked lemon halves onto a plate. These is one of the fly repellant option we like the most, since it makes an aromatic and beautiful looking centerpiece for your table, on holydays turns out very accurate but also cute touch.


Yes we are serious, even though we love wine too, it can be a perfect solutions for desperate situations where solving the problem is required. One of the properties wine have and flies cannot resist is the fermented odor. So, basically by using another empty wine bottle pour about ½ a cup of wine. In the case of having wide bottle mouth, use a plastic wrap to cover it. Poke some holes on this plastic wrap so the flies could enter the bottle. They would never exit through the holes.

Diary, sweet and spicy:

In the case of fruit flies, here it is a control pest right from your kitchen items coming from England. This pest control sugary substance does attract fruit flies, it seems to be used in this milk recipe for trapping flies. Pest control recipe number 5 consists on pouring the milk in a saucepan, then add sugar and pepper to the milk. Let the solution boil for 10-15 minutes. Pour some of this milk solution in each a bottle as the example number 1 with the apple cider vinegar. Flies will get attracted to this pest control and when they land on it, will suffocate them.

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