The reality is that having flies buzzing around the food you eat is not safe, whether you are at your favorite diner or in your kitchen.
Houseflies, also known as nuisance flies, are found almost everywhere people live. They lay their eggs on garbage, animal feces, and rotting organic material.
While not a significant concern, houseflies can spread disease. But there are several safe and easy ways to prevent a housefly infestation. If you have an infestation currently in your home or business, our fly pest control program can get rid of the flies successfully.
Are Flies Harmful?
We are all familiar with the scenario of sitting inside a restaurant, and a fly buzzes over your food. While you may think that in some places this might seem reasonable, should it be? The reality is that having flies buzzing around the food you eat is not safe, whether you are at your favorite diner or in your kitchen.
So you may be asking, “are flies harmful?” They seem innocent enough, they don’t physically harm you, but houseflies, cluster flies, and other types are known for spreading at least 200 known parasites and pathogens to humans. So the answer is yes, flies can be harmful.
Flies like to frequent rotting food, trashcans, decaying flesh, and feces. When flies land on these things, they pick up any pathogens that are present on the surface and then transfer them to wherever they land. Some of the diseases that have been known to be spread by flies include cholera, typhoid, and dysentery.
How to Prevent Flies
Having a few flies buzzing around your home or business can seem like a minor issue. However, when flies start breeding, more and more flies will appear rapidly. Fortunately, there are several things you can do around your home or business to prevent a fly infestation. Some of these include:
- Check the screens indoor and windows; they should be free from punctures and should fit correctly.
- To discourage fly activity, install an oscillating fan in specific areas.
- Remove items inside that attract flies, such as rotting food, dirty drains, and trash.
- Clean and sanitize kitchens and bathrooms regularly. Do not let food set out for extended periods.
- Clean up pet and animal waste from around your property.
- Remove rotting fruits and vegetables from outdoor gardens.
- Keep trashcan lids closed and secure.
If you follow these tips, you can prevent a fly infestation from taking over your home or business.
Fly Control Solutions
Professional exterminators have different approaches to eliminate flies, and they choose the right one depending on the time of the year, type of household, and the species of flies with which they are dealing. In bad cases of fly infestations, they need to eliminate breeding sites and kill adult flies that are left behind.
If you think that you are dealing with a fly infestation, then you should act quickly. These pests are not only annoying but a health hazard too.
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