Alright, if you’re here, it’s probably because flies have taken over your spot in Kuala Lumpur, and you’re on the hunt for a way to kick them out. Don’t worry, your back’s got coverage here. But hold up, let’s get the lowdown on these pesky critters before we dive into fixing the problem. Knowing the enemy is key to winning the battle fast and making sure they don’t crash your home party again.

Flies are a common pest in Kuala Lumpur. They are known to have short lifespans but they are capable of to quickly reproduce in large numbers. Flies can carry viruses, bacteria, and capable of spreading various serious diseases like malaria, cholera, E. coli, typhoid fever, salmonella, tuberculosis, and eye infections. Now is the time for you to learn how to get rid of the flies in your home. 

Here are some ways on how to get rid of flies.

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1. Growing Plants that Repel Flies

There are many plants that can be used to stop the annoying flies buzzing around your head while you are eating or reading your favorite books.


Aside from its great tastes in beverages and dishes, fresh or dried basil can repel flies through its scent. The basil will not just help in keeping those annoying flies away, but will also give you joy with its pleasant aroma and can be grown inexpensively and quickly.


Lavender is one of the easiest ways to get rid of houseflies because it is widely available in so many forms. The strong floral scent from its foliage and blooms is just perfect to keep away flies, moths, as well as mosquitoes. Lavender can also be used to treat different ailments, including anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and many more.


Whether it is spearmint, peppermint, or whatever kind of mint, the mentha present on their stems and flowers makes them powerful in repelling different kinds of insects, including flies. Mints are naturally aromatic that’s why most people use their leaves on making beverages.

2. Making Cayenne Pepper Repellent

Cayenne Pepper Repellent

Flies avoid flying around the cayenne pepper plants or to foods containing hot pepper, or ginger. The irritation is thought to be caused by their inability to breathe whenever they smell hot pepper. You can also make a special anti-fly solution. Here’s how:

  • Start by chopping 3 to 5 hot peppers as fine as possible, just make sure that you are protected. Or you may want to blend them finely in a food processor.
  • Add 3 to 4 cups of water and continue blending until it is mixed well.
  • Transfer the mixture to a spray bottle and spray it around the house to deter flies.

3. Using Vinegar and Dish Soap as Fly Trap

fly trap

Have a bowl with an inch of vinegar and add some drops of dish soap. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and secure it with a rubber band. Poke small holes on top. This is a perfect bait for all the flies lurking around your home. Flies are attracted to vinegar. While the dish soap breaks the surface tension of the water and vinegar, making the flies unable to use it as a launching pad to fly, instead, they sink and drown to death.

Related: Reasons Your Kuala Lumpur House is Infested with So Many House Flies

4. Use a Flypaper Trap

This is one of the simplest ways to get rid of the flies. There are lots of commercially available sticky papers in the market. Flypaper traps have a smell that makes the flies attracted and traps them in the glue when they land on it.

Flies are everywhere and getting rid of them is a never-ending process. You can consider the things said above to lessen or get rid of the flies and avoid the harmful effects they may bring to our health. Always keep your home clean.