How to Get Rid of Flies in My House
We’ve all experienced the annoyance of trying to swat that one fly in our home that gets in and just won’t go away, but the thing is about flies is they do far more than just annoy you. Flies loved to feast on rotting waste and even animal poo, and guess what? They carry bacteria from whatever they land on into your home, spreading germs all over areas like kitchen surfaces and uncovered food. In fact, there are over 100 nasty pathogens associated with the housefly, including Salmonella and E. Coli which can make humans and animals very ill.
The lifespan of a fly can be as short as 8 days, but in that time, the female can lay as many as 500 eggs, which hatch in as little as 12-24 hours in warm weather. This means that a few flies in your home can very quickly become an infestation, and you need to act fast to get rid of them.
How do I get rid of flies in my house?
There are some practical things you can do to deter flies from getting into your house, such as:
• Keeping surfaces and your home generally clean
• Not leaving uncovered food lying around
• Keeping rubbish bins secure-decaying waste will attract flies to your home
• Cleaning cat litter trays regularly
You can also buy fly sprays and traps like sticky paper, though there is a downside to DIY fly control. Fly sprays are full of chemicals which can be problematic if you’re using them when there are children or pets around, and using sticky paper to trap flies will leave an unsightly collection of dead fly carcasses lying around which isn’t exactly the best look for your home.
The most effective way to get rid of a fly infestation before it causes harm to your family is by calling in professional pest control.
Sure, you can use fly spray for the odd fly that gets in when you have the windows open in the summer, but for a full-on infestation, you need the expertise of professional pest control technicians.
How we can help
Our highly-trained and experienced technicians will inspect your home and recommend the best fly control measures for the job. They will then get rid of any adult flies as well as dealing with any areas where they appear to have been breeding. When it comes to pest control, we always tell our customers that prevention is better than cure, so we’ll also give you expert advice on how to prevent your home being re-infested.
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