Flies Taking Over? Grab The Wheel And Send Them Soaring

Posted on: 15 June 2017

I like flies said no one ever, so if you're frustrated with flies that seem to be taking over your home – you're in good company. While you can't completely eradicate them, there are things you can do to minimize their presence and make your time in and outside your home more enjoyable.

Where Are They Coming From?

Flies are everywhere, but some homes have more than others. Typically, this is the result of fly-attracting practices, such as keeping the lid off your waste can. A waste can that remains open is simply a signal to flies that there is an open buffet, attracting more flies that will only congregate and lay eggs to produce even more flies.

Avoid overfilling the can so that you can keep it closed. Also, be mindful of what you're putting in the trash when it's hot outside. For instance, instead of putting a package of uncooked chicken in the trash, put it in the freezer until trash day. By the time it thaws and the flies start to smell it, it will be long gone. In many instances, changing up these bad habits can help significantly.

Make Them Uncomfortable

One way that humans and flies are alike is that neither likes to frequent an area that makes them feel uncomfortable. Try to create an environment that flies don't like. You can start with bay leaf and basil. For some reason, flies detest the smell these herbs produce. Growing these herbs around your patio and other outdoor spaces can help keep them away and make your time outside more comfortable.

For flies inside your home, consider creating your own lavender deterrent. In addition to keeping you calm, lavender is an excellent, non-toxic fly repellent. Experts aren't sure if it's the smell or what that flies don't like and avoid. Saturate a clean cloth with lavender oil, place it in a closed jar and let it sit for a while. After a day or so, remove the lid, leave the cloth inside and place the jar near a doorway or other area where flies typically get inside your home.

Can't get rid of your fly problem? It's time to contact a pest control specialist. In addition to helping you get rid of the problem, these professionals can inspect your home to see the reason for your issues. The sooner you act, the faster you can eliminate them. 

Contact companies like http://lecksexterminators.com/ for more information and assistance.