Sick of your home being invaded by those pesky houseflies? Do you find the thought of keeping a flyswatter hanging around absolutely repulsive? Here is a great trick for killing houseflies without a flyswatter - and without that gross mess!
Things You'll Need
- Spray bottle/plant mister
- Rubbing alcohol
- Paper towel, napkin or newspaper
Pour a bottle of rubbing alcohol into the spray bottle and mark bottle with the marker so it doesn't get confused.
The next time you see a fly, simply spray with a mist of the alcohol. It kills on contact.
Use your napkin, paper towel or newspaper to clean up the dead fly.
Tips & Warnings
- If the fly is on the window spray a few times, when you go back with your paper towel or newspaper, clean the window while you're at it. Rubbing alcohol is a great streak free window cleaner!! Now that's killing two...flies with one spray!
- Be aware that the alcohol may damage the surfaces of some types of furniture so you may want to wait until the fly has landed on the window or a safe piece of furniture.
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