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How to Keep Flies Away

Flies can be a nuisance pest for homes and businesses. A fly infestation could pose a serious health risk as flies are known to spread a range of diseases, like Salmonella and E.coli. 

If you want to prevent flies, there are some practical steps you can take to deter them. Some of these methods are totally cost-free and only require your time to action. 

Recommended steps involve making changes indoors and outdoors to cover all potential hot spots and ensure effective fly control.

Call Ehrlich at 800-837-5520 or contact us online to keep flies away.


Fly prevention tips

There are a number of ways listed that claim to be the definitive way for how to keep flies away. It is a combination of things that really help keep flies away from your home, property and food. These include:

  • Deny flies access - keep windows and doors closed.
  • Flyscreens - fit flyscreens to windows especially around kitchen and waste areas.
  • Cover food - flies spread diseases by landing on food before we eat it.
  • Clear away - clear food debris and liquid spillages from food consumption and preparation areas, under kitchen benches and appliances.
  • Trash bins / Compost bins - ensure all waste containers have tightly sealed lids.
  • Pets - clean up after pets. Not only are feces a perfect breeding place for flies, they may land there before landing on your food.
  • Clear up dead flies - they provide a tasty snack for other pests such as carpet beetles.
  • Water barrels - cover these with well fitted lids.
  • Standing water - do not leave standing water (in watering cans and pot plants for example) as this offers mosquitoes opportunity to breed.
  • Ponds - if you have a garden pond, introduce goldfish as they will eat mosquito larvae.
  • Drains - ensure drains are kept clean and free of debris to reduce fly breeding sites.

FACT - Common house flies are attracted to decaying organic waste such as feces and rotting meat, whereas fruit flies will look for sugary substances and feed more commonly on overripe fruit, spilled soft drinks and alcohol.

Natural and homemade fly repellents

From fruit fly traps to bottle traps, there are plenty of DIY fly traps on the internet. But are they effective at controlling fly infestations? There are two things you should think about before resorting to a DIY fly trap: 

1. What is the cause of your fly infestation? 

2. Is your DIY fly trap being used correctly? 

Many homeowners aren’t familiar with fly biology, what causes fly infestations and how to get rid of flies for good, which is why a professional pest control service is useful. Ehrlich Pest Control provides fly control solutions for homes and businesses, no matter the severity of the infestation.

Need professional help to control a problem with flies?

If you are worried about flies, Ehrlich can offer more professional fly control solutions including our Luminos Electronic Fly Killers .

For a professional solution to your fly problem, Call Ehrlich at 800-837-5520 or contact us online.

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