If you have house flies in your home, the first thought that comes to mind is: “How can I get rid of them fast?” Flies are quite common pests, and they will breed in garbage, waste and spoiled food. This means that they will spread any bacteria or disease that they pick up on their body when they touch these items, which makes it a top priority to get rid of them. In this article, we’re going to show you how to do just that.

Preventing a house fly infestation

As with any pest, prevention is essential to successfully controlling house fly infestations. In order to do this, you will have to limit the flies’ access to water and food, especially in your kitchen. Make sure that you throw away all your food waste in a garbage can that has a lid, and that all your outside garbage containers are also sealed and far enough away from the home. Clean up any food or drink spill as soon as it occurs, and keep all your food that is out in the open covered or in containers.

Your windows and doors should have fly screens fitted to keep out the flies, and you can take the extra measure of covering your windows at night. Flies are drawn to light, and they will buzz around the home until they can find a way to enter it if they spot light inside it. Do not leave any pet feces in your yard because they can be another main draw.

Controlling a house fly infestation

If you are only dealing with a couple of flies that managed to sneak into the home, you can simply swat them, use a bug spray, or use fly paper. However, if the presence of the flies is persistent, then you may be dealing with a larger issue. In this situation, you can continue using sprays and fly paper with some effectiveness, but the infestation will not be completely removed until a pest control specialist deals with the root of the issue, which may be the presence of a nesting site in your home or somewhere on your property. Contact us today if you are having persistent problems with flies and we can help you out. You can also get in touch if you have any questions about fly infestations and the control process.