Every summer when the temperature rises, flies reproduce at an exponential rate. Fly infestations can be very annoying especially when they get inside your car or home. However, just because there are so many flies around, doesn’t mean you have to tolerate them. Here Any Pest details a few ways to prevent and control flies of all kinds this summer.
Get Rid Of Breeding Sites
During the warmer months of summer, flies reproduce and grow very quickly. Flies can grow from egg to larvae to adulthood in a matter of days. If this reproduction happens within your home, be prepared to have annoying unwanted house guests all summer. Flies will lay eggs in any source of standing water or available food source. Making breeding sites unobtainable to flies is the most preventative way to control a long-term infestation. Make sure all these sources are sealed up and as inaccessible as possible. Garbage bins are a key factor in fly breeding so be sure to seal all lids to keep them out of potential breeding sites.
Minimize Available Water Source
Flies are similar to humans in the fact that they need water to survive. Any sources of moisture can be a potential feeding and breeding site for flies. Condensation on walls or windows can even be enough to quench a fly’s thirst. The more moisture they have access to, the more they become a nuisance over time. Look for any sources of moisture, starting in the places where flies tend to be found. Look for plumbing leaks, dripping faucets, standing water, etc. Additionally, make sure you rinse out cans and bottles before you recycle them. Eliminating these water sources are a sure way to prevent a fly infestation in or around your home.
Remove Food Access
All flies are attracted to rotting, discarded food and drinks. As food decays over time, it becomes easier to consume. Flies tend to be interested in sweet and sticky substances like soda products, sugar, or syrup. Uncovered garbage cans tend to be feeding zones for these unwanted flies. They are most attracted to overripe produce, old meat, spoiled milk, fermenting liquids, and other pungent foods. Be sure to remove all spoiled food or beverages from your home ASAP. Dispose of your garbage regularly and pay attention to expiration dates. Clean up crumbs, spills, and other messes as soon as possible to prevent more flies from appearing.
Minimal Light Source
Do you have a fly that has made it into your home? A key way to reduce the number of flies you get in your home is to keep your home dark whenever possible. Flies, like most animals, are attracted to light. Keeping your house dark is an effective way to conserve energy as well as make your house less attractive to flies. If you have one trapped in your home, a good way of getting it to go back outside is to turn off all the lights beside one, near an exit. The fly will head towards the light and hopefully, find its way out.
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