Getting Rid of House Flies
* Sprinkle dry soap into garbage cans after they have been washed and allowed to dry; it acts as a repellent.
* Plant basil or tansy near the doors to your home or where flies tend to cluster.
* Essential of clove can be used as a repellant. You can dilute it with olive oil or a body lotion and use on skin for people or pets.
* Set a sponge in a saucer and soak it with essential oil of lavender to repel flies.
* A pot of tansy or basil set on a window sill or table will help reduce the number of flies in the room.