How to Keep a Fly Infestation Under Control
In the summertime, flies come out in droves and are one of the most difficult pests to keep away. There are thousands of species of flies and any one of them is capable of spreading disease and bacteria to living hosts. It is important for you to know the type of pest you are dealing with and how to properly protect your home from further fly infestations.
1. Exclusion of the property
Ensure that all windows and doors are sealed with screens or netting, and check for any cracks along the edges. Re-grout tiling in kitchens and bathrooms to reduce harborage and moisture. Make sure the lids of all garbage bins and dumpsters are sealed and cleaned regularly. Sometimes, flies may enter a residence through the vents. Check the filters, frames and shafts for any cracks or openings that may allow entry.
2. Reduce moisture
Flies enter a property to evade heat or search for food & water. Eliminating these options will greatly improve conditions of any infestation. Have drains cleaned and emptied to reduce build up. Re-grout tiling in kitchens and bathrooms to reduce leakage. Water plants only as needed and refrain from keeping water bowls for pets out over night.
3. Remove the source
Many flies feed and lay eggs on rotten food sources, so inspect cabinets, drawers, pantries and garbage bins for any food that may have rotted. These sources invite pests into the house and allow them to multiply. Remove the source from the property and sanitize the area. Flies can also attack food left out on counter tops. Throw out any infested foods and seal other products in air-tight containers.
4. Sanitize the property
Wipe down counter tops with soap and water, sweep & mop hardwood flooring, clean garbage bins & dumpsters, and wash dishes regularly. Syrup and stains on fabrics and floors attract flies as well. Drains must be emptied and cleaned to reduce build up. For Drain Flies, it may be recommended to pour an ounce of bleach down the drains each night. This will clean the area and keep the pests away.
5. Baits and Traps
When all else fails, electronic traps and sticky traps are viable options for short-term results. Baits can also be applied to kill off infestations, but applications must be monitored on a regular basis.
There are some of the best ways to keep a fly infestation under control but it can often fall short of eliminating the problem or even reducing it to a manageable level. At UnBug Me Pest control, we specialize in fly treatments that will help you take back your home or business from these unwanted pests. Give us a call at (818) 510-0629 today or click the link below to schedule your fly treatment.
In the summertime, flies come out in droves and are one of the most difficult pests to keep away. There are thousands of species of flies and any one of them is capable of spreading disease and bacteria to living hosts. That’s why it is important for you to properly protect your home/business from fly infestations.
This is a one-time service for homes or businesses up to 1,600 square feet. For homes or businesses larger than 1,600 square feet, please call us at (818)510-0629 for a new quote.
In addition, this treatment will also work for a few other pests such as any spiders, ants, crickets, silverfish, or moths that may be on your property. The service also includes a 30 day control period. If you find evidence that the pest problems still persist within 30 days of the initial treatment, we will perform an additional treatment free of charge to the problem areas.