Flies, Flies and more Flies!

I know this is a weird topic, but I have some great "organic" ways to help with your fly problems - either outside or in your house. Since it has been so hot out those pesky little flies tend to be more prevalent. Here are some good tips I found in my "Fly research" -
* Flies do NOT like lavender, basil or mint, so scatter some fresh herb bundles around your yard or house where they seem to congregate. I bought some at our local farmers market for 40 cents a bunch -great deal!
* Flies also do NOT like moving water or reflecting light. SO fill up some baggies with water and hang in yard or house with a penny at the bottom. Not only does the water move but the shiny penny will do some glistening which are both things Flies do not care for.
* You can also hang CD's from trees or awnings to give added sparkle.
* Since you cannot avoid flies sneaking into your house you can help them DIE faster by spraying your window seals with raid or any other insect poison. The flies land on the window seals and end up cleaning their legs which makes them ingest the poison - and Wahlaa, dead fly!
Hope this helps someone out there with a pesky fly problem! We have had our yard full of them, and yes, no poop, trash or standing water, they just like our yard!
Good Luck
Erin & Lynda