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10 Tips on How to Stop Flies from Coming into Your House

Trying to stop flies can be frustrating when they are evading capture around your home. No matter what you do they always seem to get away. However, flies are more than just a nuisance as they are potential carriers of harmful bacteria and diseases.

With the right approach, you could be able to stop flies from coming into your house effectively by yourself.

Drawing from our expert guide, here are ten effective tips you can apply to stop flies coming into your house.

#1 Maintain Cleanliness

The first line of defence against flies is keeping everything clean and tidy. Keep your kitchen and dining areas free of leftover food. Clean up crumbs and spillages promptly and regularly dispose of rubbish in tightly sealed bins.

Maintain clean surfaces

#2 Use Tight-Sealing Lids on Bins

Flies are attracted to rubbish and waste. Make sure your bins have tight-fitting lids and are cleaned regularly with disinfectant. This will discourage flies from gathering.

Tight-sealing bins

#3 Store Food Properly

Avoid leaving food out in the open even if it's just for a short period. Store food in sealed containers or the refrigerator. This will prevent flies from accessing it and potentially contaminating it.

Storing food in sealed containers

#4 Install Fly Screens

If you want to allow fresh air in but keep flies out, install fly screens on windows and doors. Choose screens that have a good balance between fine mesh and visibility.

Fly screens on door

#5 Regular Drain Cleaning

Flies like to breed in moist, dirty environments. Regularly clean and disinfect drains to prevent flies from breeding and eliminate a potential food source.

Cleaning drains and pipes

#6 DIY Fly Control Methods

Consider using DIY fly control methods like homemade traps or soap mixtures. A simple mixture of water and dish soap in a jar can attract and trap flies effectively.

Outdoors fly trap

#7 Natural Deterrents

Flies dislike the scent of certain plants and essential oils. Use lavender, basil, marigolds, peppermint, and citrus oils around your home to naturally keep flies away. You can wipe surfaces with these oils too.

Lavender, a natural fly deterrent

#8 Use of UV Light Zappers

Install UV light fly zappers in key areas, particularly where you know flies are most active. These devices attract flies with light and then eliminate them on contact.

UV light fly zapper

#9 Chemical Control When Needed

For severe infestations, consider using chemical sprays and foggers cautiously. Be sure to understand all the risks and follow all safety instructions to protect your health and that of your pets.

Fly fogger in use

#10 Professional Fly Control Services

If DIY measures fail, or if you encounter a large infestation, don't hesitate to use professional pest control services. They can offer more powerful solutions and strategic advice tailored to your specific situation.

Professional pest control expert in action

Final Thoughts

Take action right away and implement these tips to significantly reduce the likelihood of flies entering your home. This will have the benefit of protecting your health and providing peace of mind. Remember, proactive measures and regular maintenance are key to keeping your home fly-free.

We go to great lengths to ensure that all our DIY fly control products are effective, safe & easy-to-use. You may also find our expert guide useful if you want to learn more about getting rid of flies from your home or workplace.

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