How to Deal With a Fly Infestation

Did you know flies outnumber humans by around 17 million to one? It’s no wonder fly infestations are so common in homes around the world, especially in Florida, where high temperatures provide perfect breeding conditions.

Lots of people don’t know how to deal with this kind of infestation. They might resort to ineffective methods or even give up on solving the problem entirely.

But there are lots of ways you can address the problem. If you’re looking for some convenient ways to combat a fly infestation, read on. We’ll provide you with the strategies you need to get your home bug-free in no time! 

Keep It Clean!

One of the biggest fly infestation causes is the presence of food sources in a home. Flies are always looking for morsels to eat and they’re much more likely to target your home when there’s plenty for them to feast on.

That’s why it’s important for you to get rid of the food sources that attract pests. None of this is to say that you keep a dirty home. But flies will find even the tiniest crumbs and make a meal of them. 

Be sure to clean in those hard-to-reach areas. Flies are a lot smaller than you are and they can get anywhere! That means conducting a deep clean under kitchen appliances, carpets, and all those other nooks and crannies. 

Go For Plant Power!

Plants are a simple, cost-effective way of keeping a property bug-free. There are plenty of herbs and flowers available that naturally repel flies. Common fly-repelling plants include:

  • Catnip
  • Basil
  • Marigold
  • Lavender

All of these plants are proven to repel those pesky flies and many of them will brighten up your property, or even provide ingredients for cooking. 

Harness The Power Of A Carnivorous Plant!

Not all plants take such a gentle touch when dealing with a fly infestation. If you’re keen to take a more direct approach, a carnivorous plant could be a good option for you. 

While the Venus flytrap is the most famous fly-catching plant, it isn’t actually very effective, since it’s only capable of catching two or three flies per month. 

Instead, opt for a pitcher plant. These beautiful plants are some of the best natural fly killers around, capable of taking down hundreds of flies in the home over the course of a month. They’re easy to grow and will liven up your home or office space too! 

Call In The Professionals To Combat Your Fly Infestation

You can’t deal with a fly infestation on your own. All the steps we listed will help, but if you don’t bring in fly removal to put a stop to the problem, things will continue to get worse.

AAA Pest Control can help. We offer a wide range of commercial and residential pest control services to help keep your property pest-free. 

Contact us today for a free estimate. Remember, a fly infestation could cause all kinds of health and sanitation problems if left unchecked, so it’s important to get professional help right away. We offer same-day call-outs so you can deal with the problem quickly.

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