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How to Get Rid of Flies In The Yard


You know where they are coming from and there must be something in your yard that keeps inviting them. Flies thrive in bacteria-laden environments and they can transmit diseases since they are full of bacteria. You know how disgusting they are. They would even sit and feed on excrement or dead animals. 

What is more annoying is the fact that a female fly can lay about 500 eggs in a single lifetime; therefore, they are capable of multiplying quickly. The best way to drive them out is to improve sanitation inside and outside your house, before you begin using insecticides. You want to get rid of them fast because they can start swarming in large numbers, if not driven out and start getting inside the house. If they land on you, they would leave saliva residue, which of course also carries diseases.

If they are allowed to stay, they will persist and multiply in your own vicinity. Therefore, the quickest way to get rid of them is to eliminate all those sources that invite them to feed and settle.

Get serious about sanitation

First up, if you have pets, clean up after them. Don’t let the fecal matter lie for too long as it would rot and attract more flies or pests. Remove the discharge and always clean the spot with disinfectant or anti-bacterial surface cleaners to get rid of smell and residue. Mix surface cleaners with water, soak a sponge and clean the area. Discard the sponge after usage.

Make sure that your garbage can is sealed as well as clean, meaning that it should now yield a foul smell. If that is present, you would not just be dealing with flies but others pests as well. If the garbage bin is left open, it would exacerbate your problems by attracting more than just flies. The foul smell from fruit and vegetable peels is food for the flies. Get chains that are robust enough to seal the lids because if there are flies hovering above, chances are that the pests would notice and be able to topple it over. Otherwise, place a heavy rock on the lid to prevent it from falling over.

Always clean up after dining outdoors. Don’t ever leave outdoor furniture and stove unclean with food leftovers, crumbs or strong smells. Clean the furniture and floor with surface cleaners before going to sleep. Keep outdoor stoves covered. While dining out, keep the food covered as flies gather over it, contaminating your food and spreading diseases. Since they breed in bacteria, if you consume the contaminated food, you are risking yourself of contracting food poisoning, fever, typhoid and other diseases. You certainly don’t want them to get near the food. This applies after having parties as well. Don’t leave the goodies lying around since they are a quick way to attract flies when there is a large amount of garbage.

Clear stagnant water around all areas of the house. Stagnant water bodies are breeding grounds for flies and insects. This is why you would also find critters around pipes as they need water to survive and reproduce. Keep hidden corners around the house dry. Place buckets to collect water from rain or air conditioners.

Clear the clutter in your yard. Remove piles of debris, leaves and logs. Don’t let pests and insects settle. Keep your grass timed and clear the piles of trimmed grass and leaves.

Take care of bird and pet food. Replace food and water in pots every day. The more the food rots, the more flies are invited to feed on it, contaminating it and risking the health of your pets.  

Reduce the population

They are already multiplying in large numbers and need to be controlled. Why not reduce their population by placing fly traps around the house where they are likely to hover the most? Just go for the kill.

Collect water in a few large containers and add washing detergents, soap and vinegar. Whenever flies land, they will drown. Discard the mixture and replace water every day.

Leave them to the spiders

Unless the cobwebs are causing obstacles, visible or making your outdoors look ugly, don’t touch them. Let the spiders handle your fly problem. Let the flies stick to the web and spiders can handle the rest.

Light traps

Swatting is fine. If it’s indoors. When there are only a few flies to get rid of.

When outdoors, it would be more difficult to swat them because they are spread everywhere and can easily escape.

Therefore, get light traps, which are custom-built and can zap them. Install the lights outside the house and handle with care so that you don’t zap yourself.

Last resort…insecticides

This is a quick solution when guests are coming to your place or there is going to be outdoor Bar-B-Q and party. That’s when you need insecticides or aerosol sprays to get rid of them fast. Make sure the children and pets are away when you begin the treatment.

Solutions Pest & Lawn has professional fly control DIY products that can help you to eliminate the presence of flies in your yard. A combination of high quality fly traps, baits and insecticide sprays will do the trick in eliminating a fly infestation.

We have traps that work really well such as Musca-StikQuickstrike Fly Abatement StripsFlies Be Gone, and even light traps like the Mantis Fly Light. What you choose depends upon your preference. There are also fly control insecticide sprays that can be effective like Pyrid Aerosol or MaxForce Fly Spot Bait. For flies that are discovered hanging around your sink drains, Drain Gel cleaner can wipe up the gunk and organic matter that flies are attracted to.

You can find all the products you need with our Guaranteed Fly Control Kit. This kit has all you need to get rid of flies from your yard and home.

Use methods other than insecticides in conjunction for maximum results. Do this in rotation over weeks to keep your house clean and inaccessible to pests or insects.  For more help or DIY advice, contact us at 800-479-6583 or shoot us an email at askapro@solutionsstores.com and we will be happy to assist you.

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