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How To Get Rid of Houseflies

It is a lazy afternoon at home. You’re enjoying a well earned day off and it couldn’t have been better. The skies are clear and you’re treating yourself with a great spread of your favorite food and desserts. The bowl of your favorite ice-cream is next on your list but just as you’re about to take that first bite, a fly buzzes out of nowhere and lands on the spoon.

A single housefly is not the biggest of your issues. You can easily make it fly away. But just then, you spot a few more of these pests flying over the food. If the buzzing wasn’tannoying enough, the flies are all over the food, enjoying their time in tasting your food.

Unfortunately for you, swatting them isn’t going to help you get rid of them. They are here to stay andit’s time to get all the information you can get about them.

About Houseflies

Even if there is a single fly in the house, they can eventually start off an infestation. Anywhere that people live; houseflies find their way in there. In the right conditions, houseflies might have a life cycle of 6 days. But even in that short span of life, they are capable of increasing their numbers really fast. A female housefly can lay an average of 120 eggs at a time.

But what is that keeps them going? It is the filth and garbage that provides them with all the food they need. Houseflies feed and breed in garbage, sewage and all disgusting things.That’s the reason they can also be called disease carriers. All of these places have an abundant supply of pathogens, which in turn can make you and your loved ones fall sick.

In addition, since they prefer liquefied foods, they often swallow and vomit out the food to liquefy it. This passes germs, and their feces and vomit onto the food. Needless to say, this makes the food unhygienic for anyone to consume. House flies can transmit at least 65 types of infections and diseases, including salmonella, conjunctivitis, leprosy, cholera, dysentery, giardiasis, and typhoid, to name a few.

So getting rid of them is the only way you can go back to your former, peaceful life.        

5 Methods to Get Rid of Houseflies—For Good!

Given below are different methods that are designed to help you get rid of houseflies once and for all!

  1. Trap them

Apple cider vinegar has plenty of benefits and one of them is getting rid of flies. So you can use it to make a trap for these pesky pests.All you’re going to need is some apple cider vinegar in a glass jar and a paper funnel. Place the funnel inside the jar and wait for the houseflies to come flying. The scent of apples will attract them and soon enough, you’ll have a jar full of houseflies that will eventually drown. The trick is to make the hole on the funnel big enough for the insects to fly in but small enough to not let them escape.

  1. Repellant House Plants

To provide you some relief from these pests, there are some house plants that can do the job pretty well. If you’re already tired of these exploring and wandering houseflies in your house, let Mother Nature take care of it. Some of the herbs are natural fly repellants and keeping them indoors can easily deter the houseflies from driving you crazy. Herbs like basil, mint lavender and eucalyptus are most effective in keeping houseflies at bay.

  1. Plant Flowers

In the pursuit of a housefly-free home, you can actually end up making your house more pretty. Planting flowers can actually help you drive away the uninvited guest.Lavender and nasturtiums are the answer you’ve been looking for. Is you are looking for a natural and effective way of warding off these pests, plant these flowers and take a sigh of relief.

  1. Try Home Remedies

Lemon is a great refreshing option as lemonade but fortunately for us, houseflies don’t find lemons as appealing.Using this to our advantage, take a lemon and some cloves to make a home remedy that’s effective in deterring houseflies. Cut the lemon in half and stick 3-4 cloves in each half. Leave these around the house and they also act as air fresheners. But theirmain purpose would befulfilled. Houseflieshate the odor of lemon andbefore you know it, you’ll once again have a housefly-free house.

  1. Spray Commercial Insect Repellant

When all the otheroptions fail, it’s time to put your faith bin science. Store bought insect repellants are going to work like magic, only if you choose the right one. Let the chemicals help you get rid of the pest. Do a little research and go for a viable option.Chemicals, like synthetic pyrethroid and aerosol sprays are effective, while application of pesticides should be handled with care.

Preventing a Housefly Infestation

A clean and hygienic environment is your biggest tool against houseflies. Make sure you wipe all the surfaces clean and no food is left open. Tend to the garbage cans and also dispose them off at a distance from your property.Cleanliness is the key so make sure you follow this divine rule.Get rid of all rotting foliage around the house to make sure houseflies don’t have any place to lay their eggs. Once you do all these things, you’d be able to prevent an infestation easily.

Eliminate Houseflies with Professional Products From Solutions Pest & Lawn

Home remedies may work but they are not as sustainable as applying a true fly killing insecticide. If you want to get really serious about housefly control, we recommend that you buy professional housefly control DIY products that help you to eliminate the presence of flies in your home. A combination of high quality fly traps, baits and insecticide sprays will do the trick in eliminating a housefly infestation.

We have traps that work really well such as Musca-Stik, Quickstrike Fly Abatement Strips, Flies 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.


If you’re sick and tired of houseflies making life miserable on your property, following the tips we shared above above and equipping yourself with the traps and preventative measures, houseflies will no longer be a problem in your home. 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 assist you.


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