How to Get Rid of Flies

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How do I get rid of flies? This is a question we hear several times a day. Especially in Summer. Flies are cold-blooded. Therefore, they prefer warmer weather. So, infestations are more common in Summer. In fact, the weather determines the life cycle of the fly. The warmer the weather, the quicker the life cycle takes to complete. Therefore, this results in more flies.

Do I need to get rid of flies?

Having the odd fly in your home or business is common at this time of year. Especially as we tend to leave windows open. And one or two flies are not really an issue. However, one fly can quickly turn into an infestation. And this is something that we need to avoid at all costs. Because besides being nuisances, flies spread diseases. Common diseases include Cholera and Tuberculosis. Both of which can be life-threatening. Additionally, flies can cause milder illnesses such as Gastroenteritis and Conjunctivitis.

So yes, you need to get rid of flies. Or even better, prevent an infestation altogether. As we always say, prevention is better than a cure.

Tips to prevent a fly infestation

Nobody can keep a home or business 100% fly-free. However, it is possible to prevent an infestation. Follow our simple tips and you won’t need us to get rid of flies.

  1. Do not provide a food source. Providing flies with a food source will result in an infestation. Store all food in airtight containers, and clean up food debris ASAP.
  2. Keep bins sealed at all times. Flies love rubbish bins. They are essentially all-you-can-eat buffets. So, ensure all bins have tight-fitting lids. And never overfill a bin. Flies can fit through the smallest gap. The lid must be able to close completely.
  3. Utilise fly screens or fly traps. Both are cost-effective solutions to flies entering your home. They may not be aesthetically pleasing, however, neither is a full-on infestation.
  4. Regular garden maintenance is essential. Especially if you have pets or a compost heap. Both will attract flies.
  5. Natural preventative measures such as essential oils, or apple cider vinegar traps work to prevent infestations.

Get Rid of Flies the Ultimate Way

If you are past the point of prevention, a professional fly control solution is necessary. Ultimate Pest Control provides fast, effective fly control solutions. If you are having a problem with these disease-spreading insects, contact us today!