Put a few drops of oil of lavender on a sponge placed in a saucer of hot water. This will give out a scent which flies dislike. If you do not wish to try it in the house, put the sponge on a table on the porch if the flies are troublesome there.
Source: 1001 Household Hints, Ottilie V. AmesFiled under Remedy | Tags: ames, flies, fly, insect, insect repellent, insects, lavender, oil of lavender, sponge | Comment (0)
Boil three or four handfuls of walnut leaves in a gallon of water, and before the horse goes out in the morning, bathe with it.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: flies, fly, horse, horses, leaves, prescott, walnut, walnut leaves | Comment (0)
Strong green tea, sweetened well, and set in saucers about the places where they are most numerous, will attract and destroy them. This plan is much to be preferred to the use of those horrible fly-papers, which catch the poor insects alive, cruelly torturing them while starving them to death.
Source: Cassell’s Household GuideFiled under Remedy | Tags: cassell, flies, fly, green tea, insecticide, insects, tea | Comment (0)