Best Ways to Decrease House Fly Populations


Best Ways to Decrease House Fly PopulationsSacramento has experienced an influx of house flies in recent months, creating quite a buzz around town. While a fly or two banging into windows around your home may not be the biggest nuisance, it could be a sign of more on the way if preventive measures are not taken. The best methods of reducing house fly populations is through sanitation and exclusion around your home. The following are a few of the most practical methods of fly prevention.

Clean Kitchen

Flies are attracted to food and food waste, which is why they are often found in the kitchen of a home. It's best not to give flies a reason to visit your kitchen by ensuring all food is properly stored in sealed containers. Should any food, water or other liquids spill, be sure to clean it thoroughly.

Proper Trash Disposal

Interior trash cans should all be fitted with tight lids. Exterior trash should also have a tight lid and should be stored away from windows, doors or vents. Moist and warm trash cans can provide a breeding ground for flies, so making the can inaccessible is the best way to stop flies from laying their eggs in them.

Minimize Entry Points

This time of year it is so nice outside that we are likely opening windows and doors more. Making sure these openings are properly fitted with screens is an important key to keeping flies out. Open doors and windows with nothing to block pests is an easy way to start a population inside your home. It only takes one or two flies getting in for them to quickly lay eggs.

Pet Clean Up

Make sure to regularly clean up after your pets, both inside and out. Interior cat litter boxes can attract flies just as much as a yard where a dog does its business. Be sure to keep animal food dishes away from doors and windows as well.

If flies have already made it into your home and have started to populate, it can be helpful to clean the areas they tend to lay their eggs. Vacuuming and cleaning along window sills/tracks and door tracks can greatly reduce the population from continuing to grow.

Unfortunately it can be difficult to rid a home of a fly infestation once it has begun, so it's best to take preventative measures. If you have a fly problem and would like to learn more about what you can do about house fly infestations in Sacramento reach out to the team at Direct Hit Pest Control. We'd be happy to advise on the situation and help in any manner we can. For all your needs regarding pest control in Sacramento don't hesitate to give us a call at (916) 992-6870.


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Written and Published By MORBiZ