How to Get Rid of Flies
If you know you have a problem with flies in your home, there are ways you can get rid of them quickly.
- You could choose to make some practical, cost-free changes around your home to deter flies. This may be as simple as doing some thorough house cleaning.
- Another option involves the use of low-cost DIY fly products, which may sometimes require time to install but could further help your efforts at fly control.
- Alternatively, you could rely on professional fly control from a qualified pest control company to guarantee a long-term solution to your problem.
Getting Rid of Flies
During a fly’s lifetime (around 30 days), a female will lay between 400-600 eggs.
Based on this fact, it is easy to see how a small problem can quickly turn into a large infestation if you do nothing to control flies.
Once a problem has been identified, there are simple ways you can get rid of flies and reduce their numbers on your property.
- Control moisture – fix leaky taps and blocked drains where water can gather. Flies need moisture to multiply.
- Keep food covered – any type of food, even crumbs, can attract flies and encourage them to lay eggs nearby. Leftovers should be carefully covered up. Their contact with your food is also main cause of food contamination.
- Stay hygienic – keep your bins, sinks and food areas clean.
- Cover entry points – fit fly screens to windows, keep windows and doors shut at night and consider installing a fly killer unit.
- Bird feeders – keep bird feeders clean and remove bird food before dusk.
- Remove clutter – eliminate clutter inside the house and in the garden. Messy sites could be a potential breeding site.
There are over 120,000 species of flies worldwide. Flies are considered pests because they pose a health risk to humans, pets and livestock.
They can infest your home or business and spread diseases like Salmonella and E. coli. A few species may even bite humans and animals.
If a small fly problem is left uncontrolled, it has the potential to turn into a serious infestation. Some fly species are able to mature from eggs to adults in just seven days.
Flies can be a nuisance when buzzing around your home or business.
You may initially decide to ignore the problem, but if you see flies in large numbers you could be facing an infestation, which requires professional fly control.
Potential harm from Flies:
- spread of diseases
- contaminated food
- bites – some species will bite humans and animals
It is important to act if you see an unusually large number of flies or if they are really interfering with your home life or business.
Signs of a Fly Infestation
Noticing a few noisy flies in your house or business may not mean you have an infestation.
However, it should act as a warning sign to take some preventative action.
- Small dark clusters of spots – in light areas (the size of a pinhead)
- Regular sighting of flies – around your home, food or bins
- Maggots – these are flies in their larval stage and could indicate a potential breeding site on your property
- If you have spotted any of these signs you could choose to install some DIY fly products, like light traps, around your property.
This may be able to reduce the number of adult flies but is unable to affect a potential breeding site. The removal of a breeding site is essential for long-term fly control.
Professional Service for Flies
Our service includes the elimination of adult flies and the removal of any breeding site, which could create more problems in the future.
- We offer a FREE survey of your home or business to identify your specific problem.
- Correct identification of fly species.
- All our technicians are certified to guarantee expertise in the field of fly control.
- Our targeted treatments can be tailored to your specific needs.
- Innovative solutions using parasitic wasps for biological control.
- We provide expert advice on how to prevent future fly infestations.