Stop Flies Coming in the House

Flies on breakfast food

Stop Flies Coming In The House

Now that summer has rolled around once again, we are having to face the same reoccurring issue with flies. The question we get asked all the time – how to stop flies coming in the house? These pesky pests can easily ruin our mood when they swarm through the house.

It is well known that flies love the hot weather just as much as us and because of that, they tend to make it as difficult as possible to get rid of them.

But why do flies love the warm weather? Well, it’s because they are cold-blooded, so when the warm weather comes around their metabolism accelerates, which means they excrete toxins faster and it takes longer for them to die.

Flies tend to have two main jobs – mating and finding food. Both of which, to our disappointment, they are really good at. So if they aren’t mating they will be foraging for food, which is what leads them to our homes.

1. Preventing flies from breeding

Flies have a short lifespan, but they reproduce frequently and in large numbers. To avoid this we need to make a conscious effort to ensure that any possible breeding grounds have been minimized. Make sure:

1. All food is stored away after use

2. Countertops are wiped down after use.

3. Rubbish bins are tightly sealed.

4. Deal with any strong odors like dirty washing swiftly.

2. Best products to avoid flies

If you are regularly having issues with flies, a permanent and effective solution is to invest in getting fly screens. These tend to be on the more pricy side of fly prevention methods, but they allow you to be able to still enjoy the lovely summer breeze without having the hassle of worrying about unwanted guests.

Fly paper is well known and regularly used around homes. While they do a good job of attracting flies and killing them, they are quite unsightly to have hanging around your home.

3. Natural methods

Flies hate the smell of both lavender as well as peppermint. Planting these around your garden or having pots in your home will help deter them from entering your home property.

If you would prefer not having to do gardening, another method is to use cotton balls soaked in lavender or peppermint oil and place them around your home. However, these will have to be regularly checked and replaced.

Another smell flies hate is cinnamon, if you are able to get your hands on cinnamon air freshener it will do wonders keeping the flies at bay.

4. If all else fails with flies

Our professional pest control teams are certified and we ensure you receive the best cost-effective results. We use products that are safe for your family and pets. They are also odor-free. It’s important to us that our customers receive little to no disruption to their daily life so that they are able to relax knowing that their fly problem will be taken care of quickly and efficiently.

At YourLocal we always put our customers first. We cater to your needs ensuring you get the best results possible at an affordable price, offering a 100% money-back guarantee if you are not happy with our work.

Contact one of our team now, have a look for the local owner-operator in your area or call us direct 0800 002 816