Australians are raving about a ‘genius’ new buy that’s been dubbed a ‘must-have’ – and the $5 product is already selling out across the country.
The Kmart fly repellent fan ($5) is a simple solution to keeping pests at bay.
Australia has been overrun with flies recently because of the warm weather, and millions have been looking for solutions to keep the winged terrors away.
Hundreds of shoppers have sung praises of the five-star buy – with many thankful they no longer have to use food nets or musty insect repellent.
‘An entertainer’s best friend,’ one claimed. ‘Absolutely fantastic. Keeps all the annoying bugs and flies away not only when you are eating but also when entertaining.’
The Kmart fly repellent fan ($5) is a simple solution to keeping pests at bay
The bug deterrent has special dots on the propeller blades which creates a motion that frightens off flies.
Kmart’s budget buy has been compared to the Shooaway Fly Repellent Fan ($24.99) – but shoppers are flocking to the department store because of its low price.
Many have also revealed that the chemical-free aspect of the fan was particularly appealing.
You can use the fan at outdoor gatherings like barbecues and picnics, or even just if you want to have some quiet time reading under a tree.
You’ll need two AA batteries to power the portable device, and it is lightweight and easily slotted into tote bags and picnic baskets.
Kmart’s budget buy has been compared to the Shooaway Fly Repellent Fan ($24.99)
‘I originally purchased these for Christmas time but they have become an almost every day use,’ one said.
‘This little beauty is brilliant. No flies on the food, even at summer BBQs,’ a mum wrote.
A few were also appreciative of the fan’s soft blades, as accidentally nudging them didn’t result in injury.
‘It really doesn’t disappoint – such an easy and affordable solution,’ a man wrote.
Another long-term solution to ensure the flies steer clear of your home is to set up a fly trap outdoors, attracting the insects away from your kitchen and family.
Tiffany, from Perth, purchased a hanging fly trap net catcher and used rotten fruit as bait.
Flies are drawn to rotten fruit over any other substance due to the high concentration of acetic acid, which is one of the main products generated from fruit fermentation.
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Tiffany’s clever hack trapped hundreds of flies and kept them out of her home.
‘Well done! No more flies swarming around my back yard,’ she said. ‘These things are amazing.’
Many were grateful for the woman’s handy tip.
‘Wow, thank you!’ one said. ‘I definitely need to try this, I’m being eaten alive.’