TikTok's Brilliant Trick Uses A Common Kitchen Ingredient To Get Rid Of Flies

Flies often seem to find their way into our homes but never seem to be able to find their way out. More often than not, we end up flapping around, waving our arms around like a headless chicken as we try to coax the flies out of our humble abodes. If this routine sounds familiar, then you're not alone. Being swamped with an army of pesky flies is no fun, but there's a surprisingly simple fix — a jar of onion salt. This nifty hack dates back quite some time. Once the flies get inside the jar, it should be game over. 

Onion salt can even help to keep snakes out of your garden if you brew up the correct concoction. Due to its effectiveness, this TikTok hack by @goldhayday is perfect if you're looking for an easy remedy to the problem, and you may already have this common kitchen ingredient stored away in your home. This not only makes it highly convenient, but it's also a very cheap solution when you're dealing with multiple flies. Now, it's time to put it to the test.   

Use onion salt to eliminate flies

Using onion salt to eliminate flies is relatively simple. All you have to do is grab a used bottle of onion salt and leave the top ajar in whichever room the flies are in. The scent will help to lure in the flies. The reason this hack works so well is that the salt kills the flies due to a lack of moisture. Now, all you have to do is simply wait for the flies to enter the jar, which could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. Your best bet is to continue your day and check back in intervals. Eventually, you should notice that they're stuck inside your onion salt bottle — mission complete! 

Alternatively, you can create your own version of the trap. Simply add onion salt to a small cup and cut out some holes in a small square of cardboard, big enough for any meandering flies to crawl through. Make sure you don't leave the flies in there for long periods of time for cleanliness reasons, plus, a buildup could potentially prevent the hack from working as no more flies can enter.