I am taking measures to reduce the fly population around our house in as non-toxic a way as possible so I'm trying some natural recipes and methods I found in this wonderful book my daughter gave me for Christmas this year.
First of all we have installed a barrier as a deterrent by way of this beaded curtain and it has helped but not enough as the flies still slip through.
We pick up the dog poop every second day to keep the yard clean and prevent fly breeding which I'm sure helps. Our compost bin is a sealed compost ball, another Christmas present this year, and so that is not a problem.
|Citronella Oil and rag strips|
|Citronella oil rag strips as deterrent to flies and mosquitos|
That little job is on my to do list as I am sure they look much nicer than my citronella soaked bows on the doors.