In the summer flies in the house can become a major problem. Files carry bacteria and become a health hazard and an all-around annoyance. Having flies in the house seemingly taking over your home can be a difficult situation to remedy.
Odds are you found this because you are struggling with this issue yourself and need a simple and effective solution.
A fly infestation can be a major problem for any home or business, and recognizing the signs and causes of an infestation is important for controlling it. After all, flies are some of the most common insects that invade your house – and some of the most frustrating to deal with.
Common signs of an infestation include a large number of flies gathering around windows or inside the building, as well as quite a bit of buzzing around. You may notice fly excrement as well.
An effective way to recognize and address the underlying cause of an infestation is looking for food sources for the flies. More often than not, they are attracted to food that has been left out and exposed to open air, such as pet food left in bowls, uncovered trash bins, or unrefrigerated produce. Without these sources of nutrition, there will be no draw to bring them inside and make their home in your space.
Trap and kill flies in the house
Once you get flies in your home you will need to get rid of them. To do this you will need to work diligently. Common tricks like fly paper can help control mild infestations and keep flies from taking over if the occasional fly gets into the house. For the majority of people finding this article, you need something a bit more powerful to trap and kill flies in the house.
Trapping flies can be as easy as making your own homemade fly trap with everyday items around your home. This can be a great solution if you find yourself in need of something quickly and can not get to the store.
I hate flies so I enjoy taking them down with a spray to kill and repel flies in the house. I mix alcohol and lavender or peppermint essential oils, add a squirt of dawn, and fill the bottle and give it a shake. The alcohol dries their wings, dawn sticks to the wings slowing them down, and the essential oils make the room less appealing to flies.
Cleaning to deal with flies in the house
Places like trash cans, damp areas under the sink, hidden places under appliances all become breeding grounds for flies. When dealing with these pests you need to hunt down any potential area they could be breeding.
This will allow you to stop the cycle of flies in your house and reclaim your home. Flies can be sneaky so if they become a problem you will need to clean everywhere throwly. To make life easier invest in airtight containers for trash and rinse recyclables well.
If you have children keeping food from being left around the house can be a challenge. To prevent finding hidden food in toy boxes and other odd places set rules on where the kids can eat.
Use cleaners that eliminate the odors. For an added boost use essential oils flies do not like in your cleaning supplies. These include lavender, Citronella, Eucalyptus, Pennyroyal, Peppermint and Lemongrass essential oils. Each of these essential oils repels flies helping keep them under control in your home.
Stop flies from coming into the house.
When it comes to dealing with flies in the house “an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure” as they say. Flies enter homes one or two at a time and quickly become large numbers. To help reduce the number of flies that enter your home seal the edges of window screens, and install screen doors or magnetized screen curtains around doors to create a barrier to keep flies out.
Keeping your yard clean is vital for keeping flies out of your home. Remove pet waste, was trash cans, and be mindful of food waste in your yard from cookouts and summer snacking. If you have a compost bin you will want to put the right things into your compost to balance it out and keep fly traps near it to help keep flies from becoming an issue in the house as well.
Chemical options to get rid of flies in the house
Fed up and just done trying? You can get rid of flies in your house by taking things up a notch with chemical options. While this should be a last resort because it is truly not healthy for your family it can be an effective way to get rid of flies. Take the kids and the pets on a picnic at the park.
After everyone is loaded up in the car take a can of fly-killing spray from your local Dollar Tree. when you return open all of the windows and use fans to push old air out and new air in while you clean up the dead flies before bringing your family back in. This was extremely effective after flooding brought us some very unwanted guests that just wouldn’t go away.