With summer around the corner, chances are you have already come face to face with the scourge of warm season activities, flies! Much like you, flies love the warm weather and come out in full force, depending on the weather, from early spring to early summer. Few other pests can ruin an otherwise pleasant backyard experience than an army of flies. Use these effective tips from the pest control pros at Senske to defend yourself from fly infestation this summer.
Why is House Fly Control Important?
Nobody has to tell you that house flies are unpleasant but did you know they are also known for spreading disease? Flies are scavengers and possess zero food allergies. Their sponge-like mouthparts pick up bacteria and diseases agents from trash bins and decaying organic matter. These pests are associated with diarrhea, E. coli, cholera, and salmonella. While not a common occurrence, house fly transmitted illnesses are serious enough to consider the possibility of infection when populations are high. There is no reason for your family to be at risk this summer.
Remove House Fly Breeding Places
The first thing we recommend is creating barriers for flies around your property. Seal any cracks around windows/doors and also place fitted screens on windows or doors to prevent insects from entering. Search your property for anything that flies could potentially lay their eggs in. Food wastes and pet droppings attract flies. Be sure to remove these items and place tight-fitting lids on all trash bins. These practices will restrict the number of insect breeding locations and limit the potential for fly entry into your home.
House Fly Control Methods
While not guaranteed to take care of your house fly problems, there are a few effective things you can do to reduce the invasiveness of house flies.
- Avoid leaving windows and doors open when house flies are most active
- If you do leave windows or doors open, make sure they have a tightly secured screen
- Place tight-fitting lids on all trash bins and remove pet droppings to eliminate fly breeding areas
Use Professional Pest Control
These simple steps can help control house fly populations on your property but nothing completely gets rid of an infestation problem like professional house fly control. Pest control experts have the equipment and know-how to tackle the root of the problem and prevent flies from returning long-term. If you are plagued by flies we urge you to give us a call. We offer a free estimate for our pest control services so you can have peace of mind. Contact us today!