Mrs Hinch fan shares sandwich bag hack to keep flies out of your home this summer

Followers of cleaning guru Sophie Hinchliffe (aka Mrs Hinch) have created online communities to share their own precious household tips and tricks.

Among the multiple groups on Facebook, one in particular has tackled the common problem of dealing with intrusive flies that buzz around our homes in the hot weather.

The group called Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips, which has over 635,000 members, saw one of its followers ask how she could stop the undesirable insect from entering her home.

She pleaded: “Has anyone got any home remedies to deter house flies? They are making me mad! Please help.”

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With the high temperatures throughout the country resulting in people inevitably opening their windows and unwillingly welcoming in the bug, it came as no surprise that the post quickly became a topic of interest for many in the group.

The post racked up hundreds of comments with various DIY hacks and one user suggested using a simple sandwich bag trick.

Mrs Hinch fan shares sandwich bag hack to keep flies out of your home this summer

The cleaning enthusiast explained that the see-through bag should be filled with water and some coins, and placed in front of the homeowner's door as he assured it “stopped them from coming in”.

The group member added: “Not sure why it works but it does reduce them.”

Others backed up the method, advising that 1p and 2p coins do the trick perfectly, hung in front of open doors or windows.

Another member claimed the trick works because the bag and coins "resemble and predator" and scare the flies away.

Mrs Hinch fans also suggested using citronella candles, incense, studding half a lemon with cloves, as well as placing various herbs, such as basil and lavender, close to open doors and windows.

One person wrote: “We used to grow basil by the back door when we lived in Western Australia as they were so bad.

"There are a few different herbs that are recommended to grow around the doorways to help keep flies at bay. I would google to see what is recommended."

Do you have any hacks of your own? Let us know in the comments.

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