One of the most annoying pests that home owners will come into contact with during fall is the house fly. Flies are extremely annoying and sometimes it seems they come out of nowhere, flying around your kitchen and causing your pet to go crazy. Not only are house flies a nuisance, they also have the ability to transmit over sixty different types of diseases that include dysentery, typhoid, cholera and gastroenteritis. When flies land on feces or other material that contains dangerous bacteria, it sticks to their feet, then they fly into your home and land on a banana or apple that is sitting in your fruit bowl on the kitchen counter top and spread that bacteria. It’s just that simple. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control offers helpful tips to deal with house flies this fall season.
Clean Home to Deter Fly Infestations
There are certain steps you can take as a responsible home owner to keep flies away from your home and your family. One of the most important steps to take is to regularly clean your home. Thoroughly clean your home, especially the areas where you and your family sit down to eat, with a good disinfectant that has the power required to eliminate any type of filth that a fly may have left behind. Cleaning products that are bleach based or chlorine based is the best way to go when it comes to removing those dangerous bacteria.
Why is My Trash Can Affecting Flies?
Every home produces a significant amount of garbage every year. The way that we dispose of that garbage greatly determines whether or not flies will be attracted to our home. Garbage cans happen to be a fly’s most favorite breeding ground, so keep your bins tightly secured with lids, and be sure that all trash bags are tied as tightly as possible. Garbage bins that are left uncovered or garbage bags that are loosely tied are extremely attractive to flies as it gives them easy access to the waste that is inside. Flies will begin to gather around your garbage more often and seem to never leave if they are able to get into the bins easily.
What to Put on Windows to Keep Flies Away
Flies outside are annoying enough, but when they begin to venture into your home it can drive you mad. One of the best ways to prevent flies from coming into your home is to install window screens on each and every window that is in your home. This will allow you to keep windows open without having to worry about flies coming inside. Be sure to close all doors and seal up any areas where flies may be able to squeeze through to get into your home.