Place this at home for 1 hour and say goodbye to flies, mosquitoes and cockroaches forever.

By Lilia

In this article, I will teach you how to prepare three effective homemade recipes to get rid of flies, mosquitoes, and cockroaches. These solutions are easy to make and use common ingredients you probably already have at home. By following these methods, you can keep your home free of these annoying insects.


Recipe 1: Mosquito Trap

  • 1 cup of water
  • 5 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1 2 liter plastic bottle
  • Scotch tape
  • Cardboard or fabric to cover

Recipe 2: Repellent for Cockroaches and Flies

  • 1 cup of water
  • 15 bay leaves
  • 20 cloves
  • Container with sprayer

Recipe 3: Insect Repellent Spray

  • ½ cup regular shampoo
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Container with sprayer

Preparation and Method of Application

Recipe 1: Mosquito Trap

  1. Prepare the mixture : Heat 1 cup of water and dissolve 5 tablespoons of sugar over low heat.
  2. Add the yeast : Once the sugar has dissolved, add 1 tablespoon of yeast and turn off the heat.
  3. Prepare the bottle : Cut the top of a 2-liter plastic bottle and part of the center to make insertion easier.
  4. Assemble the trap : Pour the mixture into the bottle and place the upside-down top inside the bottle, securing it with tape.
  5. Cover and place : Cover the bottle with cardboard or cloth and place it in an area frequented by mosquitoes.

Recipe 2: Repellent for Cockroaches and Flies

  1. Boil the ingredients : In a pot, boil 1 cup of water with 15 bay leaves and 20 cloves for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain and prepare the spray : After boiling, strain the mixture and pour it into a container with a spray bottle.
  3. Apply : Spray this solution in areas where cockroaches and flies tend to appear, such as pantries, bathrooms, and sinks.

Recipe 3: Insect Repellent Spray

  1. Mix the ingredients : In a container, mix ½ cup of regular shampoo, ½ cup of white vinegar and ½ cup of vegetable oil.
  2. Prepare the spray : Pour the mixture into a spray container.
  3. Apply : Spray the mixture on areas frequented by insects such as cockroaches, flies and mosquitoes.

Recipe Efficacy

These recipes are effective due to the repellent properties of their ingredients. The combination of sugar and yeast in the first recipe attracts mosquitoes, which then become trapped in the bottle. In the second recipe, bay leaf and cloves emit a strong smell that scares away cockroaches and flies. Lastly, the shampoo, vinegar, and oil mixture in the third recipe creates an unpleasant environment for these insects, keeping them away from your home.


  • Replace traps regularly : Be sure to check and replace traps and solutions regularly to maintain their effectiveness.
  • Regular cleaning : Keep your home clean and free of food debris to reduce the attraction of insects.
  • Try different locations : If a recipe doesn’t work in one location, try locating the trap or applying the spray in other areas frequented by insects.