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How To Control House Flieshouse fly

If there is one pest that is the most universally hated in all parts of the world, it’s the common house fly. These annoying buzzing pests can be found in virtually any location in the world and are tough to get rid of once they have entered into a home. It’s baffling to homeowners that flies basically appear from out of nowhere when there is food laying around either inside or outside.

House flies are usually gray and black and are between 4 to 7.5 mm long with four dark stripes on the thorax. The typical house fly can live anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks depending on climate and food supply. House flies can also fly long distances, up to 20 miles at a time.

The house fly has an odd method of eating which involves regurgitating liquid from the stomach to dissolve food, then use their sponging mouthparts to suck it up. Since they only have two wings they land frequently and when they do, they leave fecal spots. These specks often contain pathogens that can cause disease in humans and animals.

Solution Pest and Lawn offers the largest selection of house fly control products for your home, office or commercial facility. Whether you are in need of large scale recommendations and procedures, to small personal suggestions we can help guide you step-by-step through the process to ensure those flies are properly exterminated by you.

How to Get Rid of House Flies: 3 Step Solution

To successfully remove house fly infestations from your home, it usually requires a combination of indoor and outdoor treatment measures. This may be an especially vital approach if you live close to bodies of water, have pets who leave feces in the yard or live close to nearby trash bins or dumpsters that are not cleanly managed. While completely eliminating house flies on your property may not be realistic, you can drastically reduce the population via the steps we have provided below:

Step 1: The most important step to get rid of these pesky house flies is performing a detailed sanitation of your home. Doing so will eliminate the breeding and food sources within the home that attracted house flies in the first place.  This usually may be garbage that hasn’t been thrown away, rotting or spoiled ood fin the home or any some other unsanitary item that is luring house flies. By simply removing the foul item from the home and sanitizing your living space, house flies will have no reason to stick around.

Step 2: There are a variety of products you can use to eliminate house flies. For the quickest results, we recommend using a combination of fly lights (like Mantis Fly Lights), glue traps (like Musca-Stik) and fly insecticides. Traps and lights work well since house flies are a flying insect and are constantly on the move so it’s hard to get a contact kill. The traps we carry contain pheromones which will lure the insect towards it and once caught in the glue they can be easily disposed of.  You can also use a general aerosol insecticide spray like Novacide or a fogger spray like CB PCO Fogger. These sprays are good to use as a space spray and will kill flies on contact. If you do use spray indoors, depending on the type you may be required to vacate the room after treatment and ventilate the area before reentering.  What you choose depends on your personal preference and other circumstances of your living space. You can, of course, contact us if you want more detailed advice or recommendations.

Step 3: Once the flies have been eliminated from your home, your work isn’t finished yet, in fact this step is an ongoing process. It takes diligent and consistent work to keep house flies away from your home. This means cleaning up regularly, not letting foods spoil, discarding garbage from your home and changing garbage bags regularly along with exclusion measures such as sealing gaps and holes and any other points of entry into the home with caulk.

Follow these steps and you will be free from the annoyance of house flies. Browse our recommended house fly control products below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding making an order or would like live DIY advice from trained pest control experts, give us a call, shoot us an email or live chat with us online. We’ll be happy to help out.


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