Australians are excited about a “cool” new buy that’s been dubbed a “must have”, and the $5 product is already selling out nationwide.
Kmart’s Fly Repellent Fan ($5) is a simple solution to keeping pests at bay.
Australia has been overrun by flies recently due to the warm weather, and millions have been looking for solutions to keep the winged terrors away.
Hundreds of shoppers have praised the five-star purchase, and many have been grateful that they no longer have to use food nets or moldy bug spray.
“An artist’s best friend,” said one. ‘Absolutely fantastic. It keeps all the pesky bugs and flies away not only when you’re eating but also when you’re entertaining.’
Kmart’s Fly Repellent Fan ($5) is a simple solution to keeping pests at bay
The insect repellent has special points on the propeller blades that create a movement that scares away flies.
Kmart’s budget buy has been compared to the Shooaway Fly Repellent Fan ($24.99), but shoppers are flocking to department stores 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 spend some quiet time reading under a tree.
You will need two AA batteries to power the portable device, it is lightweight and stores easily in carry-on bags and picnic baskets.
Kmart’s budget buy has been compared to the Shooaway Fly Repellent Fan ($24.99)
“I originally bought them for Christmas but they have become almost daily wear,” said one.
‘This little beauty is brilliant. “There are no flies in the food, not even at summer barbecues,” one mother wrote.
Some also appreciated the smooth fan blades, as accidentally pushing them did not result in injury.
“It really doesn’t disappoint – it’s such an easy and affordable solution,” one man wrote.
Another long-term solution to ensure flies stay away from your home is to set up an outdoor fly trap, attracting the insects away from your kitchen and family.
Tiffany, from Perth, bought a hanging flytrap net and used rotten fruit as bait.
Flies are more attracted to rotten fruit than any other substance due to the high concentration of acetic acid, which is one of the main products generated from the fermentation of fruit.
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Tiffany’s clever trick caught hundreds of flies and kept them out of her house.
‘Well done! No more flies swarming my backyard,” she said. “These things are amazing.”
Many appreciated the woman’s practical advice.
‘Wow thank you!’ one said. “I definitely need to try this, they’re eating me alive.”