Woman’s nifty salt hack stops flies from infesting wheelie bins in hot weather

Woman’s nifty salt hack stops flies from infesting wheelie bins in hot weather


A woman has been praised online after sharing a clever trick which stops flies from hanging around wheelie bins.

The hot weather has many benefits, but it also increases the number of flies hovering over rotting food and drink.

This means that wheelie bins can often be flooded with maggots and swarming flies.

Which is unpleasant to say the least…

Luckily, one woman has a solution to the disgusting issue.

And, she shared it on TikTok under the name @sisterpledgescleans.

She claims her hack has become an “unconscious standard practice” in her day to day life.

In the clip, the cleaning obsessive can be spotted washing out two small food waste bins.

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When they’re squeaky clean she adds table salt to the bottom before beginning to use them again.

She explains: "Here's a great hack for stopping flies in your bins.

"Sprinkle a generous amount of table salt in the bottom of clean bins.

"The salt soaks up any leaked fluid and flies and maggots die when they feed on it."

The video clip went viral with over four million views and 400,000 likes.

Thousands commented on the video praising her innovative hack.

One person said: "Oh thank you!! Our black bin is full of flies, yet our compost/food bin isn't. Makes no sense."

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Another replied: "I literally just cleaned my bins yesterday, why did I not see this first?!"

A third approved and suggested: "Add baking powder and it won't smell."

While another added: "OMG… this is now my life hack. THANK YOU!!!!"

Ans a different user admitted: "I put a puppy pad at the bottom the bin soaking side up, never had a problem!"

While another fan said: "My bins are getting emptied tomorrow. I'm so trying this out!"

For more cleaning tips, you can also follow Sister Pledge Cleans on Instagram @sisterpledgecleans.

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