If you have way too many flying insects hanging around your house this summer, this is one life hack that you will definitely want to save!

In the past, we have shared some DIY repellants/hacks to help keep pests away from your home. A few of these examples include DIY remedies to get rid of skunks, a DIY beer mosquito repellantDIY remedies to get rid of stink bugsDIY hacks to get rid of molesDIY wasp repellanttick repellantmosquito traps, and even snake repellants. All of which have seen a lot of success. Now, we have another one that just might help you out around the house this summer.

Mosquitoes, flies, and other winged pests can be quite a nuisance during the summer. Whether it is outside while you're having a cookout or they are making their way inside your house, they always find a way to ruin the party uninvited. You may have noticed them popping up in your home already and are looking for a good way to get rid of them. Well, I think I might have a solution for you.

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DIY Hack to Keep Flying Insects Out of Your House

I saw this hack on a Facebook page that I follow called Recipe Secrets Revealed which shows how effective a simply mixture of a few items that you already have in your home can keep all flies, mosquitoes, and other flying insects away. All you have to do is create the mixture and place it in a bowl in your kitchen. So, what is the mixture? Here's what the post says you need:


  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (or other vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 cup shampoo

To Make It:

  1. Mix half a cup of vinegar, half a cup of olive oil, and half a cup of shampoo together.
  2. Place the bowl in the kitchen and wait for bugs to flock to it. Leave the mixture out for a couple of hours or until you feel the insects have been caught.
  3. Repeat if necessary.

According to the comments, a lot of people have tried it and swear by it working. It's certainly worth trying out for yourself to see the results too. Not only that, but any of the other hacks mentioned above should prove to be useful to you as well.

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