A PEST control expert has revealed a £3.15 hack which they say will rid your house of flies during the summer.
Flies are "major carriers of disease" drawn to even small amounts of food and waste.
It is crucial to act before a large infestation develops in your home -but three household staples can keep flies at bay.
A Rentokil fly-catcher told the Express: "House flies are major disease carriers and can infest all types of premises.
"They are attracted to all types of food, including human food, pet food, animal feed, food waste and even faeces.
"Seeing adult flies is usually the most common sign of activity and a potential problem.
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"Larvae may also be seen as they crawl out of breeding material to pupate."
You can catch flies with a mixture of apple cider vinegar, honey and washing-up liquid – which cost £1.85, 75p and 55p respectively from the Sainsbury's website, adding up to £3.15 overall.
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If you don't have any honey in your cupboard, wine is serviceable as a substitute.
To set the trap, fill a bowl halfway with vinegar before adding a few drops of honey and washing-up liquid.
Mix the concoction and wrap the bowl in cling film pulled taut over the top of the bowl.
Use a fork to pierce holes in the cling film large enough for flies to enter – so they get stuck in the sticky liquid.
Another trap you can set for flies involves cutting off the top third of a plastic bottle with scissors before coating the base with sugar water or honey.
Then turn the top third of the bottle upside down and tape it inside the cylinder like a funnel – letting hungry flies enter but stopping them from leaving.
It comes after a pest expert revealed five easy ways to stop slugs from "wreaking havoc" in your garden.
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