How to Repel Flies from Garbage Containers? You Can Do It with One Natural Ingredient!

    How to Repel Flies from Garbage Containers? You Can Do It with One Natural Ingredient!

    How to Repel Flies from Garbage Containers? You Can Do It with One Natural Ingredient!
    1:57 PM EDT, July 9, 2022

    During the summer, household trash cans are often infested with flies and vermin of all kinds. It is not a pleasant situation. However, a woman has found a solution to handle this problem. See how to deter flies from garbage containers!

    Keep your trash cans flyless!

    A British TikTok user decided to clean up her trash containers. During the summer, swarms of flies, maggots and other larvae and bugs were often at the bottom of them. She found a way to quickly get rid of the uninvited guests.


    Table salt can help win the battle against insects

    First, she thoroughly washed out her containers. Then she poured a large amount of table salt into the bottom of them. This one magic ingredient made all the insects leave the garbage cans. Salt absorbs well the juices coming out of the remains of the decomposing food. This prevents them from spilling to the bottom of the container.

    You can also mix table salt with baking soda or baking powder. This will get rid of flies, bugs and any unpleasant odors.

    Take special care of your bio waste container

    As it turns out, all kinds of vermin most often live in the garbage cans for biodegradable waste (that's the brown garbage can). That is why you should take special care of them. At this point it is worth reminding you what you can put in the bio waste bins (intended for composting):

    - fruit and vegetable peelings,

    - coffee and tea grounds (including paper filters),

    - egg shells,

    - food remains of plant origin,

    - wilted flowers and plants,

    - grass and leaves.


    On the other hand, do not put in bio bins the following:

    - raw meat,

    - bones,

    - animal feces,

    - dairy products, fats,

    - spoiled foodstuffs,

    - disposable diapers,

    - all kinds of cartons (even milk cartons),

    - cigarette butts,

    - wood left over from renovations,

    - plants that are contaminated with gravel, sand or stones,

    - cat litter,

    - sawdust that has been contaminated with animal excrements or sand.

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