... and the flies are starting to appear! Before you pull out the Mortein though, try this old fashioned deterrent that I just discovered in a magazine. It's cheap and good for the environment too.
Mix one cup of boiling water with half a cup of sugar and a half a cup of vinegar, pour into bottles and hang up in doorways to deter flies.
The same article also has this great tip which I am certainly going to try.
Make your own fabric spray - put water in which rice has boiled into a spray bottle and use when you iron. Adding a drop or two of your favourite essential oil will make you clothes smell sweet.
Cheap and green!