How do I get rid of flies in my house? It’s nontoxic, effective, & fun!

Flies.  Seriously, what is their purpose other than to annoy and ruin a perfectly good meal?  Apparently they do serve a few purposes, which you can read about here if you are really interested.  No matter their purpose, I do not want them in my house!  But, how do I get rid of flies in my house?  A fly swatter?  Maybe one of those electric ones?  Nope!  I’ve found something even better 😃

What is wrong with the traditional methods?

If you read my post on non-toxic pest control, you know that traditional pest sprays, including many commercial fly pesticides, are very toxic.  There are a few less toxic spray options, but I guarantee you will like my solution better 😉.  Fly swatters can be effective if you have reflexes like a cat, but they are just as gross as the flies.  I don’t want to be slapping that swatter all over my food surfaces 😝.  And I know the electric swatter is the typical tool of choice; however, does anyone actually have success with those things?  You have to move so slowly to prevent breaking the thing, and those pesky flies are too fast!  After breaking two of these, we discovered a non-toxic, effective, and fun way to rid our home of flies!

Sooo, how do I get rid of flies in my house?


I use a Bug-A-Salt Insect Eradication Gun.  It is a gun that shoots regular table salt at flies, which either kills them instantly or punches holes in their wings.  The latter slows them down enough that you can get rid of them easily.  The salt sprays like a shotgun so you only have to get a few inches from them.  I know what you are thinking, “I don’t want salt everywhere!”  I said the exact same thing, but oddly enough, I have never had to clean up salt after using the gun.  Weird, I know, but it isn’t an issue.  There is a little bit of a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, the flies don’t stand a chance.  So why choose this option over the others?  Watch and wait for it…

Aside from the obvious – it is non-toxic (it’s just salt!) and it really works – it is also SO FUN!  I actually kind of enjoy when a fly finds their way into my house 🤣 Your hubbies will love this, but don’t let him hog all the fun 🙂  If you’re the competitive type, make a friendly game out of it (I’m winning ours for the record 😊).  This would make a great gift for those hard-to-buy-for guys in your life.  So there ya go, the whole shebang: nontoxic, effective, AND fun!  You’re welcome!

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