All across the globe, house flies plague homeowners. In Gilbert, flies are common home invaders. In addition to being a constant annoyance, they can be dangerous to your household. Read on to find out what you should know about the dangers of house flies.
Description of House Flies
There are several types of flies in Gilbert, but none are as much of a nuisance as house flies. Typically, house flies are gray and have four black stripes located on their thoraxes. They only grow to about 7.5 mm long.
House flies have hair on their bodies, one pair of wings, and red eyes. If you’ve found these flies in your home, you’re not alone. They are as annoying as they are common. Most people don’t think twice about these insects.
Where Do House Flies Live?
House flies are always on the lookout for food. They find food in places like dumpsters and sewers. And they land on animal excrement and other filthy items. In their search for food, flies pick up bacteria and other pathogens.
When house flies enter your home, they bring that bacteria with them. They land on your tables and your food. As they do, they leave behind traces of pathogens. This puts you and everyone else in your home at risk of becoming ill.
All of the following diseases can be spread by flies:
- E coli
House Fly Prevention
If you want to protect your home from flies, you need to take steps to deter these insects.
This includes doing all of the following:
- Clean Up Pet Waste
Flies love pet waste, and they’ll flock to piles of dog or cat feces. If you don’t want flies bothering your pets or living in your yard, you need to clean up pet waste. If you only clean it once a week, that’s not enough to deter flies. You should make an effort to clean the waste at least once a day.
- Store Trash With Care
Are your trash cans overloaded with garbage bags? If so, flies can easily access your garbage. They’ll have constant access to food and won’t leave your property. To keep flies away, you should store your trash with caution. Use cans that seal, and avoid over-filling them. But don’t limit this practice to your outdoor garbage cans. You should do the same with your indoor garbage cans. If you have a garbage can without a lid, the trash will attract flies. Buy a can that has a sealed lid, and empty your trash frequently.
- Seal Up Entrances
Although it’s impossible to keep flies away from your yard, there are things you can do to keep them from coming indoors. For instance, you can seal up all potential entrances. Accomplishing this can be harder than it sounds. You need to check all of your screens for small rips and tears. Additionally, you should look for cracks and holes in your walls. If you find any, seal them up with caulking.
- Keep Doors And Windows Closed
Although you might like getting a nice breeze from the outdoors, you can do so without leaving your home vulnerable to flies. Install screens in your windows, and avoid leaving doors open.
- Work With An Expert
For the best results, you should work with a professional pest control technician. They can help you in several ways. With their experience and resources, a professional can assess the situation and come up with a pest solution that works for you. As soon as you notice flies in your home, take action. Contact All Clear Pest Control for advice or assistance on how they can help you eliminate flies for good.