How To Prevent Flies From Getting Into Your House

When the warmer weather comes and the windows are open around the clock, it seems impossible to keep flies out of your house.
You can swat the odd fly or dig out your can of trusty fly spray, but what about when it’s swarms of flies your dealing with?
A flies infestation is more than a nuisance, it’s a health risk to you and your family. Flies love feasting on waste and decaying matter and they pick up nasty germs on their legs and bodies. When they get into your home, they land on your kitchen surfaces and food, covering them in disease-causing pathogens like Salmonella and E. coli. Not pleasant.
But you can take steps to prevent flies from getting into your house. Here’s how.
How to prevent flies from getting into your house
How do flies get into your house?
Flies can get into homes through open doors and windows, or through cracks in walls and around windows.
What attracts flies into your house?
To understand how to prevent flies from getting into your house, it’s good to know what is attracting them in the first place. If you have a fly problem, these things might be the cause:
• Over-full bins or rubbish that’s piled up;
• A rodent or other animal carcass inside your walls or attic;
• Pet waste in your garden;
• Uncovered food left out on your worktops;
• Spillages of food or liquid that aren’t cleaned up;
How to prevent flies from getting into your house
Now you know the probable cause of your fly problem, you can take steps to prevent flies from getting in, including:
• Keeping bin bags and bin lids securely sealed and emptying your indoor bins regularly;
• Cleaning up after your pets;
• Keep windows and doors closed after dark and block out any light with curtains. Considered fitting fly screens to kitchen windows;
• Cover food and don’t leave it out on worktops where flies can get at it;
• Clean up spillages and food debris as soon as possible;
• Dispose of any dead flies you notice in your house, they can attract other pest who feed on them;
• Remove any standing water in or around your property.
What if I already have a fly problem?
For the odd fly that’s causing a nuisance, we recommend Insectaclear C Insect Killer, our fast acting, professional strength spray. It’s easy to use and it will get to work on eradicating flies fast. The spray is water-based so it doesn’t stain and it’s odourless too, so it’s completely safe to use in your home.
If you have an infestation that you can’t handle yourself, you need professional pest control. It’s the only sure way to completely eradicate flies, their eggs, and larvae from your home and make sure they don’t come back.
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