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What’s The Best Fly Repellent For Pensacola Homes?

December 31, 2021

Flies are one of the most widespread pest problems in Florida, and they are so prevalent that many people don’t even notice when they are outside. However, when they get inside of homes, even one fly can be extremely annoying. But, while flies are known for being obnoxious, they are also dangerous to have around your Pensacola home. This guide is here to help you prevent them.

The Dangers Of Flies

There are many different fly species around, but they yall have six legs, translucent wings, and oval-shaped bodies. Some of the most common species include the house fly, which is known for having dark grey coloration and large, red eyes. Other prevalent species include fruit flies and blow flies.

Many of these species spend time around disgusting things such as dead carcasses, rotting garbage, or sewage. They then spread the pathogens they pick up to wherever they land next, and they often spread germs to surfaces we touch or even the food we eat. Flies can spread many illnesses such as salmonella and tuberculosis.

Because flies can be so dangerous, knowing how to prevent them is vital to protecting the health of anyone in our households.

What Attracts Flies To A Home?

Flies are able to enter homes through many access points. They can slip through holes in screens or fly in when doors are left even slightly ajar. They are fairly small, some species more than others, so sealing up every access point can be difficult.

Flies are also attracted to a wide variety of food sources. Some species, such as fruit flies, seek out rotting fruits or other sweets, while others look for nearly any food source, including pet food. Many other things can attract flies as well. Garbage cans that are left open or pet feces around a yard can also bring them around.

Once inside, flies can be a real challenge to eradicate. They can reproduce at a rapid rate, which means their numbers will quickly grow out of control. 

Removing Factors That Attract Flies

The best way to prevent flies is to remove the elements that attract them in the first place. Here are some of the most effective measures you can follow:

  • Clean up yard debris like tree stumps and leaf litter. Also, clean up after any pets regularly.
  • Address excess moisture by fixing leaky pipes and faucets and ensuring good ventilation.
  • Get rid of old fruits and vegetables in the kitchen and also clean up any dropped fruits and vegetables that have fallen around the yard.
  • Make it more difficult for flies to get inside by repairing holes in screens. 
  • Wipe up food and drink spills right away and keep kitchens cleaned. 
  • Keep doors and windows closed and make sure they are sealed.
  • Contact fly control experts for assistance and advice.

Get Reliable Fly Control Right Away

If you’re tired of dealing with these difficult pests, the easiest way to eradicate fly infestations and to prevent them in the future is with assistance from the pest control experts at EnviroGuard. Learn more about our customizable options by giving us a call today. You can also request a quote or inspection.