Years ago I traded plants with strangers and got some chocolate mint plants. I brought them when we moved and share with neighbors and friends. They love the clay soil here and grow like weeds. Neighbors have lots of critters (poop )that draws flies and we have had more than our fair share getting into the house over the years. Last week I had to pot some of my mint to make room in garden space and put it by each door. No flies, no mosquitos and it claims mices : ) don't like it. I put some under my fruit trees and some under my nut trees. Learning new stuff all the time. Chocolate mint tea is nice too. Blessings, Charity
You mix 15-20 drops of spearmint oil in a spray bottle with water, spray on fur and ears, careful not to get in eyes, you can spray dog houses, the outer perimeter of your home and the flies disappear almost instantly. my dogs are 7 and I have never found anything that worked until I tried this.
I would like to tell you about something I discovered I did not see on your site. Dogs and Flies... My dogs were being eaten up by flies, a friend recommended spearmint oil and it worked. I have been using it over a week now and there has not been one fly around them since. IT WORKS.