A fly infestation is always a bad thing, whether it is in your home or business. Left unattended, flies can spread bacteria like Salmonella, typhoid, and E. coli.
A thorough cleaning can eliminate breeding spots, removing opportunities for flies to lay eggs, and removing breeding spots can help keep house flies away. House flies can reproduce rapidly, so you may want to deter them by thoroughly cleaning your home.
It is imperative to remove rotting food like meats, fruits, vegetables, and faeces as they attract houseflies. Fly larvae feed on sugary substances such as overripe fruit, spilt soft drinks, and alcohol. Keep your drains and property as dry and clean as possible to reduce the likelihood of drain flies breeding there. Drain flies prefer moist environments to lay their eggs.
How Do You Find the Source of Fly Infestation?
Kitchens are most likely the origin of fly infestations since they need sugar and water to reproduce. They prefer rotting fruit as a food source. If you leave rotting fruit or food on your counters or dining table, remove them immediately. Remove all food particles from surfaces and drains. If fruit goes bad on your kitchen counter, put it in a sealed plastic bag and throw it away right away. By doing so, the flies won’t breed around it in the trashcan, which is another source of infestation.
Check the Trash
The trash is another common breeding ground for fruit flies. An open trashcan is worse because flies can easily escape into the kitchen. Before throwing out cartons, bottles, and boxes, rinse them out. Fly infestations can happen even in the dregs of a beer bottle. Put food scraps into an old coffee can or jar with a lid if you have to throw them out. By doing this, you will prevent flies from getting into your garbage and multiplying throughout your home.
Wash the Dishes
You could invite flies to the dinner party by leaving dirty dishes on the counter or sink. Dishes should be washed and put in the dishwasher as soon as the meal is over. A plate, bowl, or glass of leftover food, wine, beer, or juice in your home is a feast for fruit flies on the hunt for a quick, sweet snack.
It is difficult to completely remove a fly infestation. It can be extremely dangerous to use chemicals without understanding how to use them correctly, and fly traps can leave fly carcasses behind.
A professional fly control treatment is the most effective way to rid your home of flies. In the peak of summer, when windows and doors are often left open to let in air, it can be difficult to repel or deter common house flies from entering your property.
Flies are an annoying nuisance, but home remedies, DIY fly control products, and homemade fly traps can help to alleviate the problem. Nevertheless, if the flies become a constant source of nuisance, you’ll need the services of a professional pest control company to effectively eliminate the infestation. Get in touch with Pest Control Pros to discuss how we can help you get rid of flies quickly and efficiently.