What to Do About Summer Flies in Your Backyard

Warmer weather means spending more time outdoors. Unfortunately, it’s also prime time for most bugs and insects too. So, if you’ve been wondering what to do about summer flies in your backyard, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll teach you different ways to get rid of outdoor flies ASAP.

Use Fly Traps

For outdoor fly infestations, fly traps can work amazingly well and are capable of catching and trapping thousands of flies at a time. You can also use several fly traps at once along the perimeter of your property for severe infestations. 

Fly traps work to intersect flies before they start zooming around your backyard living space and so are best used far away from your home, so you don’t inadvertently attract flies to your property.

Find the Source

Decaying organic matter is the one thing flies love more than anything else. They will be attracted to anything, animal or plant-based, including things like:

  • Animal waste
  • Rotting produce
  • Compost

Animal waste should be picked up as regularly as possible, compost bins should be kept far away from your home and covered whenever possible, and garbage cans should be cleaned out regularly with a bleach solution.

Use Pine Sol

Pine Sol is an effective fly deterrent because they detest the smell of pine. Use a solution of hot water and Pine Sol to:

  • Swab the side of your house
  • Swab your deck
  • Swab your porch

Call the Pros

If you’re tired of waiting for your at-home remedies to start working, it’s time to call in the pros. 1st Stryke is here to help eliminate pesky bugs, insects, and rodents in and around your home, including summer flies in your backyard.

The 1st Stryke Solution

1st Stryke is experienced in providing effective fly control in backyards and properties in and around the Greater Orange County area. Our professional technicians focus treatments on areas like tall grass, lawns, and shrubs, where fleas are most likely hiding. To find out more about our residential pest control options, call our pest control professionals at 1st Stryke today at (877) 787-9531.