Flies are one of the most annoying pests that homeowners come into contact with. Flies constantly buzz around your home landing on your food, flying near your ears and successfully dodging your angry swats. Summer time tends to be a more active time for flies, whether you are attempting to enjoy a picnic in the park, a hike in the mountains or a barbeque with your family and friends. Any of these perfect summer activities can be ruined by annoying flies that will never seem to leave you alone. If you are ready to throw your hands up in frustration or raise the white surrender flag against flies, contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control today. We can eliminate the presence of flies within your home and make sure they stay away for good.
Are Flies a Health Risk?
Everyone has experienced at one time or another a fly landing on their food. While most of us will be grossed out, swat the fly away and become annoyed, few of us will throw our entire plate of food out, thinking that there is little to no harm the fly could have done in such a short amount of time to effect the food on our plate. It is important to realize that flies only need to touch your food for one second for their legs or the tiny hairs all over their bodies to transfer germs from all of those bacteria covered items they eat onto what is sitting on your dinner plate. Flies can transfer serious, contagious diseases like cholera, dysentery and typhoid just by landing on the food you are eating for a very short amount of time. All Rite Pest Control will remove flies from your home so you don’t have to worry about eating food that has been contaminated with dangerous bacteria.
What Deters Flies from Coming into Your House?
There are several steps you can take to eliminate the amount of flies that are attracted to your home. One of the most important steps you can take is to keep all doors and windows closed. An open door or window is an open invitation for flies to make themselves at home in side of your home. While it may feel nice enough outside to air out your home by opening up all the doors and windows, be sure you have reliable window screen and screen doors before you do so. Another important step to take in fly prevention is to tightly secure your garbage bins. Flies love leftover food and other garbage and if it is left out, they will begin to gather around the garbage in large numbers. When your garbage bin is full, take it out to the dumpster immediately. One of the biggest attractors of flies is animal feces. If you have a family pet, it is extremely important to stay on top of picking up their poop. Be sure to scoop up poop once a day, and dispose of it in a closed container that is outside of your home.