Flies are the worst. It is one thing to try and keep all those crawling insects out of the house. But insects with wings? Seriously? That's just not okay.
Take a deep breath. It's going to be okay. If you're feeling frustrated by flying pests, just take a look at these 5 tips on how to keep flying pests from invading your home.
These are the first line of defense for all flying pests. Whether you have curious wasps, blood-sucking mosquitoes, or bacteria-spreading flies, screens will help you control them. You may be thinking, "Tell me something I don't know." Well, you may not know that a tiny hole can easily be fixed with clear nail polish and larger holes can be cheaply patched. You don't have to wait till you have the money to get your screens fully replaced.
Yes. we already said screens. You're not seeing things. But do you know that flying insects get in through holes that should be screened but are not? True story. If you have vents leading into your kitchen, you need to make sure to cover those with screen. If you have vent holes into your attic, those should also be covered with screen. Any holes, gaps or cracks that lead into your home should be sealed or screened.
Outside and inside trash should always be in sealed containers. You may not have any interest in eating the things that are rotting in your trash, but flying insects do. In fact, they don't just eat that rotting organic matter, they lay eggs in it so that their babies have something to eat when they hatch.
If you have clogged or broken gutters, you may be breeding flying insects. Many flies lay their eggs in the still water that collects in a gutter or next to a puddle that has been created by spillage. Keep things dry in your yard to reduce breeding sites.
If a fly gets into your home, it will go straight to whatever is rotting or ripening. Fruit flies will go for those bananas on the counter and flies will go for the leftover food on plates and pans. You may not be able to keep these flying pests from entering your home with you when you open the front door, but you can keep them from breeding and thriving once they get inside. Keep fruit in the fridge until you're ready to eat it, and leave dishes to soak in soapy water rather than in a stack next to the sink.
Flies aren't just irritating, they are spreaders of harmful bacteria. They'll crawl around on your toilet just as quickly as on the food in your plate. Before you give those flies a shoo, and before you give those flies the shoe, try a few of these exclusion methods to keep flies from spreading illness in your home. If you want the best defense against flies, then contact the pro’s here at All-American Pest Control. We can gives those flies more than a shoo, or a shoe. We will give them the boot, once and for all.