Let’s begin by saying what we’re all probably thinking. Flies…are disgusting, repulsive, and just plain yuck. We don’t want them in our homes or near our food for good reason. While flies have an only liquid diet, it doesn’t stop them from feeding on the solid food that us humans eat. Flies use a substance that they produce and then spit on the solid food they want to eat in order to liquify it – ew?! Once the food has been made liquid, that’s when they consume it. Pretty disgusting, right? These species will eat almost anything, from feces to that delicious chicken made for dinner. This is one of the reasons why they are known to be disease carriers of different harmful germs and bacteria such as E. Coli and Salmonella. Not only can they land on feces and proceed to feed on your food, but they are also known to defecate frequently. It is because of their liquid diet that they do defecate every time that they land on something, whether it be to eat or to lay eggs. Though a lifespan of a house fly is only around 30 days, it still doesn’t mean that they should be taken lightly, and you’re probably thinking the same after reading this. In fact, if you are still reading this…hang tight! We have some solutions for the flies in your presence.
Keep Your Surroundings Clean
In order to keep the flies out, you have to keep your home and your kitchen as clean as much as possible. You should throw out food right away if you’re finished with it and make sure that you clean up all liquid spills and food crumbs every time you are done eating. If you have time, it would better if to sweep and mop your floors at least every 2 days, in order to avoid leaving any sticky substances, smells, or residues. If you have food in your house that rots quickly (such as fruits and vegetables), you might want to keep them off of your kitchen counters and in your fridge instead. As soon as you see the start of spoilage, you should throw the food out immediately.
Have Covered Trash Bins
Since spoiled food is what seems to attract flies more than anything, trash bins and bags strike as even more welcoming for them. You should see to it that every trash bin in your house has a secure lid, in order to stop the smell of the trash from seeping out. You probably want to take this precaution anyway, because no one wants their house to stink. You should especially concentrate on doing this for areas in which you see that food is regularly disposed. Disinfecting trash bins regularly will also work in order to keep the flies away.
Call Go-Forth Pest Control Services
While there’s only so much you can do as far as home preventive measures go to keep flies away, Go-Forth Pest Control provides you the professional help that you need to never have to encounter another fly in your home again. Since 1959, our company has been handling different types of infestations, and we can assure you that we will provide you the best pest control solutions with the variety of services we offer for pest elimination. Call or click today for your free quote!