Summer is on it’s way again and it’s a great time of year with the warmer weather, open windows to let the breeze flow through your home, enjoying outdoor activities, but Flies also love this time of year. Whether its house flies, bluebottle flies or fruit flies no one wants them in their home – you could benefit from professional fly pest control services.
Flies are busy insects that will land and crawl on all surfaces of your home leaving behind hidden diseases such as gastroenteritis and salmonella which increases the chances of spreading disease and infections. In addition, they lay eggs often and pretty much defecate on anything they touch which is why it’s important to not have them flying around your home.
If you have had enough of this buzzing, annoying and diseased insects being in your home and garden – here are some expert tips to make your home fly free.
Keeping Basic Hygiene
Flies enter your home to find things to eat, so the first thing to do is remove all possible food sources. Wet pet food in particular is a favourite breeding ground for flies. Put down smaller quantities more frequently and clean the bowl when the animal has finished.
Another simple way to eradicate flies from your house is to take out your rubbish as quickly as possible and keep it in a sealed container. Also, don’t leave any food or compost lying around that will attract flies.
Here are some other helpful tips to reduce flies in your home;
If you do get an infestation of flies, it is best to vacuum first, clean behind and under furniture because that’s where flies like to hide; then wash down surfaces with a disinfectant spray or wet wipes to pick up any fly eggs.
Deterrents for Flies
Natural Fly Deterrents
Using a natural repellent is a great way to rid your home of flies but is also a safe alternative for family and pets. Flies are quite fussy when it comes to certain smells and flavours. Since flies taste through the hairs on their legs, they are very sensitive to where they land so try these home-made repellents to deter the flies.
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