How To Deal With Flies in The Summer

Summer has returned, and so have flies. There are few things in life more annoying than having to constantly swat the air as flies invade your space. Flies can reproduce at an alarming rate, and they can become such a nuisance during the warmer months. But you don’t need to suffer their presence. We have a few clutch tips you can use to get them out your house this summer. 

Eliminate Breeding Grounds 

Most of the flies that’ll enter your home will have a very short lifespan— typically 10-25 days. And due to this short lifespan, their reproduction is accelerated dramatically. So it’s crucial that you eliminate any potential breeding places. Leftover food and soft fruits are often where flies will plant their eggs. The eggs (larvae) will feed on the food until it grows into a fly, which only happens in a matter of days. The best solution is to be vigilant of any leftover food, and to cover ripe fruits so they aren’t used as breeding grounds for the insects. Also, be sure to take out the garbage, get rid of old meat, and discard any spoiled liquids. 

Clean Your Home’s Exterior 

When people attempt to deal with a fly infestation, they obsess about the interior of the home without as much as a thought to tending to the exterior. A dirty, garbage-filled backyard is practically ground zero for unwanted insects— including nasty flies. Don’t just remove the garbage, look for dying plants, excess moisture, and neglected gutters to “insect-proof” your home. 

Remove Excess Moisture 

Flying insects love excess moisture, so it’s wise to check for leaks and stagnant water in the home. Fruit flies, for example, are only able to lay their eggs on moist surfaces, which is why overripe fruits are where they typically lay their eggs. A puddle of water can also be a breeding ground for different types of flies. Eliminating this excess moisture can be an easy fix for a fly problem. 

Want to avoid a fly infestation this summer? Contact 1st Stryke today to keep your summer insect-free.