Indoor House Fly Control Made Easy With These 5 Hacks
Posted by Muzi On 06 Sep, 2019
No amount of words and expressions can convey how irritating it is to have flies flying around you, surrounding you, and maybe even landing on you.
As if flies coupled with Melbourne's temperatures aren't bad enough to deal with, if you have to return to a home that seemingly appears to have a fly infestation, you're quite likely to lose your mental peace over these small but highly annoying pests.
Of course, there are methods to rid them, but experts say that it would take a game-plan combining all those methods to achieve the results you desire for their prevention and control. You're bound to be wondering what might this strategy be.
In simple terms, you need to ensure a thorough inspection of the problem, a holistic sanitation plan, a method of exclusion of their entry into your home, mechanical methods of control, and chemical methods of control.
Step 1: Inspection of the Infestation Problem
Just like all problems need to be thoroughly examined to arrive at a conclusive and comprehensive solution, so does this one. Only an inspection can help you understand the gravity of the problem as well as what type of flies have invaded your home. You could employ the services of pest control professionals to examine and suggest remedial and prevention measures.
Additionally, they will also suggest what may be attracting the flies to your premises and how they are gaining entry.
Step 2: Sanitation Measures as the First Step of Prevention
It is for good reason that flies are thought to be repelling and filthy, they are drawn to unhygienic environments and surroundings. So if you want to make them look for other hunting grounds, your best way is to ensure you follow an exhaustive sanitation strategy.
You must practice regular hygiene and sanitation measures for your home. Clean up food spills, empty the bins daily, keep your pet's items and food tray clean, avoid storing food outside so that you do not attract flies.
More importantly, prevent moisture from collecting in any part of your home as this acts as a comfortable breeding ground for these pests. It is essential to have good moisture control measures in place especially wherever you have water connections. Any error in doing so won't just lead to a fly infestation but a problem with several other pests in your home.
Step 3: Block out All Entryways
Now, this is something that again a professional service can help you with. Identifying the entry and exit points of flies is critical to the success of your strategy for their prevention and control.
To control the number of flies entering your home, you need to ensure you have identified all the possible access areas and blocked them. A preventive fly screen or mesh would serve you well.
Additionally, you could also ensure you close all doors and windows when they aren't in use.
Step 4: Mechanical Methods of Control
There are several ways to capture flies that just don't seem to leave. Fly swatters, ultraviolet light traps, sticky fly papers or ribbons, and fly bait traps seem to be the go-to for most people.
However, they can land up making things messier. Plus, they don't take care of breeding populations. The best way to target the existing population as well as prevent a new generation from invading your home is to schedule an appointment with a professional pest control service.
Step 5: Chemical Solutions
If there are physical methods to capture these pests, there most definitely are chemical methods, which can be made at home or bought at a general store.
However, do remember that insecticides also expose you and your loved ones to harsh chemicals. Not to mention that most flies seem to have developed an immunity against these solutions.
However, if you speak to a professional, they can select a chemical solution that will not be hazardous to you, your loved ones, or the environment.
Finally, do remember that prevention is better than cure so do not wait out the situation for long. Flies can compromise the sanitation of your property to a great extent, thereby putting you and your loved ones at risk to hazardous illnesses. So ensure you act on the problem as soon as possible.