Flies can be more than just an annoyance, they can spread diseases throughout your home or business and make you and others sick. While flies may not be the type of pest you need to worry about ruining your property, biting, or stinging, they can contaminate food and spread salmonella, typhoid, and cholera, among other diseases. Today, we are going to discuss a few ways that you can keep flies out of your Sacramento home.
Continue reading to learn more, and if you are in need of fly control in the Sacramento area, contact Earthwise Pest Management today. Our team of pest control experts is dedicated to providing you with safe, effective, and long-lasting pest control services. Give us a call today to learn more.
Keep Fruit off of the Counter
Having a fruit bowl on your counter is a convenient way to keep a healthy snack around for you and your family. However, as the fruit begins to go bad, it releases gases that attract flies. Fruit flies and houseflies both enjoy eating fruit that is a bit past its prime.
Empty the Trash Frequently
Trash, especially food waste, attracts several types of flies including the housefly, fruit fly, and little housefly. Emptying your trash can more frequently will remove an easy food source for flies and help to keep them out of your Sacramento home.
Clean Up Spills Immediately
Fruit flies love sweet food and drinks and houseflies live off of liquids. It’s imperative that in order to keep flies out of your home, you clean up any spills that occur immediately, especially if they involve juices, sodas, or another sweet substance. Also, be sure to lift up or clean underneath and behind items that may be near the spill to ensure you don’t leave anything behind. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean a fly can’t smell it in their search for food.
Utilize Professional Pest Control
Houseflies are attracted to both animal feces and dead animals. If you have other pests living in your home such as rodents, they may attract flies. Utilizing DIY pest control products often leads to rodents expiring in parts of your home that may be hard to get to such as in your walls or crawlspace. Dead rodents in your home can attract a host of flies and lead to an infestation in no time.
Clean Your Garbage Disposal and Drains
Fruit flies and phorid flies commonly breed inside of drains and pipes, which makes it incredibly difficult to kill off the infestation. Frequently cleaning your garbage disposal and drains to ensure there is no food waste or other debris can help to remove a common source of food and breeding spot for flies.
Contact the Sacramento Pest Control Experts
At Earthwise Pest Management, we are dedicated to providing the families of Sacramento with reliable and affordable pest control. If you are struggling with flies in your home or business, the team at Earthwise can help. Contact us today to learn more about your options and for a free pest control quote.