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Summertime is one of the best times of the year, but it’s also the time of year that bugs like to come out and bother us.

We know those backyard gatherings would be way more enjoyable without these uninvited guests, er, pests. Whether you are trying to have a burger on the grill or you are chilling with a glass of wine on the patio, it is important to keep pesky flies at bay.

Thankfully, this DIY fly spray is simple to make and works like a charm to get the flies away.

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Anyone who spends a lot of time around horses might know the secret ingredient in the DIY spray since horses seem to be fly magnets.

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What people who own horses use a lot is Pine Sol mixed with water. It’s a natural fly repellent and it’s not just good for horses, but for patios and backyards too!

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No one wants flies at their gatherings and this is one of the most effective deterrents that you are ever going to find. As it turns out, the flies absolutely hate the smell and will definitely stay away.

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Simply mix equal parts water and Pine-Sol into a spray bottle and spray away! You can spray any outdoor area that you want to keep flies away from.

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