With an average lifespan of about 30 days, the common house fly moves from one stage of life to the next pretty quickly. These obnoxious pests are a common complaint among homeowners. During the fall season their population seems to spike and they are everywhere. A-Tex Pest Management is here to share some facts and control tips to hopefully help you with house flies this fall.
House Flies Transmit Disease
House flies have always been associated with filth, and for good reason too. They are notorious for carrying over 100 pathogens. Some of the diseases you could contract from a house fly include dysentery, typhoid and tuberculosis. This is why it is so important to discard any food that you have seen a house fly come in contact with.
Sanitation is Key to Control a House Fly Infestation
Proper sanitation goes a long way in preventing house fly infestations. Storing your food properly is at the top of that list. They are attracted to all the same foods you are and will find it if it is available. Always cover any of your garbage cans with tight fitting lids and change the trash in your house often. Another thing you need to be aware of is clogged drains. Where there is extra moisture, there is also often a house fly population. Keeping drains flowing freely keep any standing water gone.
Home Sealing for Fly Control
It doesn’t take a large opening for a house fly to gain entry. During the cooler fall weather, we are often tempted to leave windows and doors open for the fresh fall breeze. Check your screen doors and windows before doing so since this is the most common place that house flies creep into your home. You should also check the seals around doors and windows. Over time, the caulking that creates that seal starts to weaken and crack.
How Do You Get Rid of House Flies?
The use of fly paper on the outside of your home can be helpful in keeping flies from gaining entry into your home. If they happen to get into your home, the key to getting rid of them involved finding the place that flies are laying their eggs. If you can get rid of them there, you will be most successful. Until those breeding spots are gone, you will continue to battle this nuisance pest.
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At A-Tex Pest Management, we have the training and experience to easily find these breeding site and get rid of them. Flies may be laying their eggs in places you wouldn’t normally think of. We have been dealing with this pest long enough that we know exactly where to look and how to finally solve your house fly problems for you. As the fall season approaches, don’t forget to have us check your home and property for any fly breeding grounds so you don’t find yourself spending the entire season swatting these pests. Call us today!