June 13, 2019


What You Can Do To Keep Flies Out Of Your Kitchen

a common house fly resting on the wooden counter top in a southern texas kitchen

Shoo, fly, don’t bother me! This expression gets frequent use during the summer months in Texas. With extra warmth and plenty of moisture in the air, flies love Texas summers, and they are more than happy to get comfortable in your kitchen - as well as the rest of your house. Most people agree that house flies can be incredibly annoying. They’re distracting, noisy, and gross. They also can be dangerous and shouldn’t be ignored.

The common house fly has been linked to a host of diseases and pathogens that are harmful to humans. When flies get into your kitchen and spend time on or around your food, they can transmit diseases to you and your family. In fact, house flies have been linked to over 100 diseases! Flies are also fast-growing pests, maturing from egg to adult in just ten days. This means you could have an infestation very rapidly if you aren’t prepared. Here are some ways to prevent flies:

Prevent flies from breeding

One way to avoid flies is to make sure they can’t breed. Flies are filth-seeking creatures that breed in manure, excrement, and other moist materials. Make sure you clean up after your pets. Along with picking up pet poop, check for wet areas of soil that might be attracting flies; don’t overwater indoor plants, since the damp soil will invite flies, and check for leaks in your house that might be creating moisture that will attract flies.

Flies also breed in trash, especially trash with organic materials. To avoid this, be sure to tightly close and seal all garbage cans, never leave organic food waste sitting out, and change indoor garbage bins frequently. Additionally, flies will breed indoors if they find a good spot. 

Seal off all entry points

Keep flies out of your house by sealing doors and windows. Check the exterior of your house for any cracks or spaces that might be inviting flies to take a look around. If flies have already made their way into your home, there are a few ways to control them yourself. A fly-swatter can help if only a few flies have made it indoors. Other products such as flypaper, fly-tape, and fly-lights can help control flies in your kitchen.

Call for professional pest control

No matter how many steps you take to prevent flies, they may still get into your home, finding places to breed and multiplying like crazy. DIY fly prevention will never be as effective as calling for professional pest control. Pest control experts, such as those at Bill Clark Bugsperts, will create an efficient plan for fly elimination.
 
Pest professionals have access to tools and materials that homeowners can’t access. They can eliminate flies as well as locate and eliminate larvae. Bill Clark Bugsperts will help you create a preventative plan that will keep your home clear of flies long-term. To schedule an appointment, contact the Bugsperts today!




 
 

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