House flies (a.k.a., Musca domestica), are found all over the world, in just about every kind of climate and weather, including in Texas. They are known to live where humans do. But flies are not only unwelcome guests in your home, they carry countless bacteria and diseases (e.g., Typhoid, E. Coli, Salmonella, and dysentery) that adversely affect humans and other animals. On the plus side, they do not sting or bite, so their bacteria and disease spreading abilities are your main concern. It is still important to keep them under control.
What can you do to prevent House flies in your home and environment?
What Causes a Lot of Flies in the House?
House flies breed and feed in unsanitary environments, including in garbage, feces, and rotting or spoiled food. They wallow in filth. And then they track this filth with them wherever they land. Lack of sanitation, damaged window/door screens, and unsealed cracks around the house provide entry points for flies and other pests, and can lead to House fly infestations.
How Do You Get Rid of Flies Fast?
The key to keeping flies at bay in your home is simple: Keep your home clean. Regular cleaning indoors and out will limit areas where house flies are able to breed. Keep trash tightly covered and remove it regularly.
You still may need to deal with House flies from time to time, but don’t worry. Flies can find a way to give even the best housekeepers a hard time occasionally.
Flies may also be attracted to scum and organic materials in your drain. Treating your drains with bleach to help address fly infestations can help, in addition to consistent sanitation practices.
As with all pests, indoor fly problems begin outdoors. Be sure to keep your outdoor trash tightly sealed, and as far away from your house as possible. Keep pet feces cleaned up from your lawn.
Chemical sprays are another way to kill flies instantly (assuming you can hit the flies with the spray). Household cleaner sprays or aerosols like hairspray are also effective fly killers.
Flies, flies, flies. Sometimes, even when you’ve done everything you can to control a pest problem, they just keep coming back for more. It might be a good time to call a pest control company. You could end up saving yourself a lot of time, money, and stress. Contact our Kingwood, TX pest control experts today! We can help you and your family enjoy your yard and home, free of flies.