How To Get Rid of Flies


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How to Get Rid of Flies Indoors

Using a professional fly control service is the most effective way to guarantee the complete removal of flies from your business. Your Ehrlich expert will follow the ERDM approach to ensure your long-term protection:

  • Exclusion - Proofing of doors, windows, roof vents, etc. to prevent flies entering a premises.
  • Restriction - General good housekeeping practices to remove possible fly breeding sites.
  • Destruction - Use of the correct fly control treatment for your individual circumstances.
  • Monitoring - Inspection during regular visits.

Flies in the house or on business sites are a nuisance and a health risk. Flies carry diseases such as Typhoid, E.Coli and Salmonella. Luckily, Ehrlich Pest Control is there for you to keep flies where they belong – outside.

Call Ehrlich at 1-800-837-5520 or contact us online to get rid of flies.

DIY Homemade Fly Traps

While the most effective way to get rid of flies is enlisting the help of pest control professionals, there are DIY methods designed to get rid of flies. Homemade fly traps are simple, cost-effective ways to combat flies, although their effectiveness varies. Here are some traps you can make with common household items.

Soda Bottle Traps

  1. Clean an empty, plastic two-liter soda bottle. 
  2. Carefully cut the top third of the bottle by cutting near where the top of the label used to be. 
  3. Pour a sweet liquid, like sugar water, in the larger, bottom third of the bottle. 
  4. Turn the top third of the bottle upside-down, making a cone shape, and place it in the opening of the larger part of the bottle. 
  5. Flies will find their way into the bottle but will be unable to get out.

Vinegar and Dish Soap Fly Trap

  1. Use a shallow dish bowl and fill it with an inch of apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of sugar. 
  2. Next, add some fruit-scented dish soap.
  3. You can leave the dish uncovered or tightly covered with plastic wrap. Make sure to poke a few holes in it to attract the flies.

How to Get Rid of Flies Outside

If you’re looking to remove flies outdoors, these garden plants do wonders when it comes to repelling flies.

  • Basil: It doesn’t require much work to maintain and can survive in any climate.
  • Bay Leaf: Grows great during the warmer months and can be brought indoors. 
  • Lavender: Hang lavender in bundles around your home or yard or simply let it grow in your yard. 
  • Nasturtiums: This flower keeps more than just flies away such as, aphids, most beetles and squash bugs. It also promotes the growth of other plants, which is why many gardeners plant nasturtiums along the edges of gardens. 
  • Mint: Grow mint near windows or other openings in your home to keep away flies, mice and ants.

How to Repel Flies Naturally

There are environmentally-friendly solutions to keeping flies away.

  • Fill a glass jar with apple cider vinegar and place a paper funnel in the jar. The scent will attract flies and the paper funnel will prevent them from flying out.
  • Place 20-25 cloves in lemon halves.
  • Put several drops of Eucalyptus oil on ribbon or cloth strips and hang them near doors or windows.

How Ehrlich Gets Rid of Flies

Homemade traps are a simple solution to repelling flies. But, if flies start to become a constant nuisance, it’s best to call a pest control professional that can perform integrated pest management services to eradicate the fly infestation. 

Once a survey of your premises is complete, your Ehrlich expert will recommend a fly control treatment program specially for your needs. It may include one, or a combination, of the following:

  • Housekeeping and hygiene recommendations 
  • Baits 
  • Dusting powders 
  • Sprays 
  • Fogs 
  • Aerosol mists 
  • Electronic Fly Killers 

Used in conjunction with Exclusion, Restriction and Monitoring practices you will have effective, long-term protection from flies for your property.

Ongoing Protection with Luminos


Available to commercial customers, Ehrlich’s Luminos range of  Electronic Fly Killers are highly effective fly control units that trap the insects inside the unit, avoiding contamination of the surfaces below.

Need a professional solution to your fly problem? Call Ehrlich today at 1-800-837-2250.