Annoying house guests
It is that time of year for seasonal house cleaning to remove annoying and unwanted guests in your home. No, we are not talking about that friend of a friend that you had over for Labor Day weekend. The long summer of warm weather has caused particularly high numbers of house flies and other flying insects. They come from miles around before you even light up the barbeque. Simple preparation of foods such as meat marinades, means that they will work their way into the house the moment you crack your windows or go through a door. Beyond just being annoying, flies can be seemingly impossible to get rid of without spraying insecticide. They also present a danger to your family’s health as they also carry germs and disease.
Scents that get rid of flies
Flies, and the chemicals that we use to kill them, are two things we do not want anywhere around our homes. We want to offer some eco-friendly tips that can help to keep the flies to a minimum. You can do this without endangering your family and wiping out a host of “friendly” insects or small animals. These green and natural solutions do not depend upon disgusting tapes or dirty fly swatters. Flies are repelled by certain scents, and some of them are wonderfully pleasant. Consider the following:
Lavender is pleasant and aromatic, but houseflies absolutely hate it. Placing a lavender bouquet on the table, or a few strategically placed lavender oil diffusers can keep the flies away, while keeping your home smelling great.
Basil can be easily grown in a garden or in planters. Place basil planters near the entryways to your home to help prevent flies from entering the house. Potted or planted basil outdoors will also keep the flies away when you are relaxing outside.
- Cloves and citrus
Some natural mosquito repellants contain orange or lemon extracts. Combine citrus with the scent of cloves, and you can effectively repel flies and have your home smelling pleasant for weeks. Poke several whole cloves into a ripe orange or any type of citrus fruit. Place it on a plate and watch the flies disappear.
One of the best seasonal house cleaning services in Charlotte and Kannapolis
Every home is unique, and that is why Gloria M’s Cleaning Services works hard to meet your cleaning and housekeeping needs. They offer free in-home consultations in an effort to understand your expectations for your household cleaning. Gloria M’s Cleaning Services offers flexibility in the frequency of home cleanings, and options for “green” cleaning services upon request. Keeping your special considerations and your budget in mind, they provide consistent and dependable housecleaning services around your needs. We hope you can find the right service for your home, by understanding the difference between house cleaning services and maid service. If you are looking for help with house cleaning, call Gloria M’s for a consultation and pricing. We look forward to hearing from you and answering your seasonal house cleaning questions.
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