Flies are very unhygienic and are agents of disease transmission. They settle on dirt and sewage and after they enter your house the same dirty flies rest on your food and also your child’s toys. These flies are very irritating at times. You have flies roaming in your house and you want to get rid of them. But they are very fast you can’t catch them. Sometimes, the best way to get rid of a fly in your house is to kill it. You wouldn’t want to kill the fly with your hands. Well, you don’t require a special equipment to kill it and the procedure can be done with the help of a rolled newspaper or a rolled magazine. The following instructions and tips will help you get rid of this germ-spreading insect.
Complexity Level: Moderate
Time Required: 5-10 minutes
A rolled newspaper Or a leather fly swatter
1. Use a handy weapon
A rolled newspaper or a magazine is one of the best weapons in hand. You can reach to these weapons quickly. You can also keep a leather swatter at home. Leather swatters are inexpensive and trendier than those dirty plastic swatters. This is in fact the best weapon used for killing a fly. Keep the swatter at a place where you can easily reach it. Get it ready as soon as you see the fly.
2. Wait for the fly to settle
You need to have a little patience to wait till the fly settles down. Make sure you do not swat the fly when the fly settles on someone’s plate or when it settles on a delicate showpiece in your house.
3. Standing behind the fly
Flies have eyes that can catch even the slightest movement. If the fly sees you standing beside it will immediately fly away. Don’t give the fly a chance to fly away and stand just behind the fly.
4. Swat quickly
Now is the time to use your swatter. You need to aim the fly a bit and swat the swatter hard onto the fly. Make sure you are quick and hard, if you aren’t so, the fly might just fly away. Swat it hard enough till it is dead. You wouldn’t want to repeat the procedure of waiting for the fly to settle. God knows where it is going to sit on next.
5. Very important to clean up
A smashed fly on the wall or the window of your house makes your house look very dirty and ugly. You wouldn’t want people to feel dirty about you or your house. Clean up the dead fly and its deadly stains from the wall or the window.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How can you kill a fly without a fly swatter?
A fly swatter is not very important to kill the fly. You can kill a fly with your hands, or a rolled paper or a rolled magazine. If you kill the fly with your hands make sure you wash your hands immediately to maintain hygiene.
- Shut the doors and windows to let a number of flies enter your house and then start the killing procedure.
- Killing the fly with a swatter or your hand can prevent you from inhaling the harmful chemicals of the fly sprays.
Things To Watch Out For:
Wash your hand after killing and cleaning up the dead fly to avoid spreading illness and diseases. This is also important to ensure hygiene in your home.