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How To Deal With A House Fly Infestation

How To Deal With A House Fly Infestation

House flies are an annoyance to nearly everyone in the hot summer months, buzzing around and taking over the home. These tips will help you kill and prevent an infestation of the pests with very little effort.

In the summer months, one of the most annoying things in the house is the house fly. Certainly, the lesser house fly is the one that you'll see flying around in the hanging lights in your lounge, doing that annoying triangular pattern. You can tell your friends and neighbors, that's the male lesser house fly.

They always come in when the back doors are open or the kitchen doors are open. They're coming in looking for food, and you're continually swatting them away. The house flies breed in rotting vegetable matter.

The first place, obviously, to look will be the compost bin outside. Are you keeping it clean enough? Are you emptying it regularly? Once it starts turning into a lovely vegetable soup, then that's what the flies will like. They like moist, decaying vegetable matter.

The first thing to do is start cleaning that out, making sure that it's emptied on a daily basis. Every time it's emptied, clean it with a disinfectant or bleach it out, so that takes away the breeding area of these flies. When they are inside, of course, a normal insecticidal spray will take care of the adults, but very, very quickly more will come in afterward.

You could put up ultraviolet electronic fly-killers or the glue board ones that don't electrocute them anymore, as long as you change the glue boards on a regular basis. You can put fly strings over the windows, over the back doors. It's something that happens in America quite a lot, and slowly it's catching on in the United Kingdom as the temperature gets warmer.

Certainly with house flies, the normal time to complete their life cycle is three weeks, in this country. But, as the weather gets warmer, that period from egg to adult is taking shorter and shorter a time. If global warming continues, then we'll get more and more flies.

So, to recap, you can either put fly screens on the windows, you can put an electronic fly-killing machine in the kitchen, you can carry out insecticidal spray treatments of the flies when they're flying around, you take care of where they're living and breeding. Overall, most of those measures will take care of the fly problems that you will be suffering. House flies are an annoyance to nearly everyone in the hot summer months, buzzing around and taking over the home.

These tips will help you kill and prevent an infestation of the pests with very little effort.