There are many different flies that frequent businesses especially food establishments in Nashville. The flies you may find in your business include the house fly, the drain fly and the fruit fly, all of which can be really annoying to you and your operations. Not only is their constant buzzing and flying around you a nuisance, these pests can spread diseases to you and your customers. Preventing these flies from entering your kitchen or business (and then breeding there!) is the best way to avoid dealing with these pests, but if you are reading this blog, it’s probably because you already have a problem with flies! If you are already combating these pests, luckily there are a number of things you can on your own do to reduce their populations and make your home a fly-free zone.
To reduce populations of flies within your business, follow these steps:
Eliminate places where flies may be getting indoors. This can mean using weather stripping around doors and windows and mending holes or snags in door and window screens.
Pests like drain flies will live and breed in the organic matter that is trapped inside your kitchen or bathroom drains. Removing the ‘gunk’ inside your drains that has built up can help eliminate these pests.
Don’t store fruit on your counter. Fruit flies are attracted to decaying fruit (bananas are a big culprit in most homes!) so keeping your fruit in the refrigerator or storing it in airtight containers can help limit the number of fruit flies you encounter. “Fruit flies” is kind of a misnomer; these insects will be attracted to empty wine or soda bottles as well as other food left on your countertops.
Take out the trash regularly; flies in the house may be breeding in the organic matter that is sitting in your trash can, so removing the trash from inside your home can help eliminate the problem. You will also want to give your trash can a deep clean periodically to remove any dried-on debris that may be sitting inside it.
Following these tips can help reduce the number of flies you have buzzing around your home, but sometimes taking these measures just isn’t enough. To completely eliminate a stubborn fly problem, it may be necessary to call in the Nashville pest control professionals at All-American.
When it comes to flies, correct identification of the fly helps to know what type of conducive condition needs to be corrected to completely eliminate the problem. For help with fly identification and creating a plan of action to eliminate these persistent pests, contact us today for help. We can also assist you with finding ways to prevent these pests from bothering you in the future.