Fruit Fly & House Fly Prevention in the Summertime Season
Summertime is the prime season for flies and maggots in your home, backyard and swarming your garbage & recycling cans. While they cause little harm, it is unsettling and disgusting to have flies buzzing around your house, disrupting BBQs and social gatherings. While an open window and rotting fruit are the easiest ways for these pests to enter your home, there are many other factors that draw flies in the first place. Richmond Pest Control in Atlantic City, NJ is here to provide simple summertime fly prevention and control tips for your home.
6 Easy Summertime Fly Prevention Tips
Eliminate Breeding Sites: To prevent flies from invading your home you must first eliminate breeding sites. Breeding sites include spilled food and organic materials where flies feed, procreate and lay eggs.
Control Moisture: Flies require moisture to thrive in any environment. Be sure to clean spills quickly, fix drips and eliminate any areas with excess moisture – inside and outside the home.
Restrict Food Access: Fruit flies seek out over-ripe or rotting food to nibble on the fermenting sugars of moldy vegetables and to lay their eggs. Make sure fruits and veggies are regularly checked and discarded properly if rotten. Trash bin lids should be tightly closed.
Clean Up Outside: Keep your outdoor area clear of trash, piles of cardboard, dog feces, rotting fruit from trees and other fly attractants.
Regularly Disinfect Garbage/Recycle Bins: It is no surprise that flies are attracted to filth and your recycling/garbage bins are a major attraction! Especially in the summertime, garbage and recycling cans should be rinsed out and disinfected.
Repair/Inspect Window Screens: Even if your house is spotless, flies will still sneak in through even the smallest holes in your window and door screens. Inspect them regularly throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons and repair any holes you find.
House Fly Pest Control
If you find flies are persistent in your home no matter how much you clean, disinfect or spray insecticides, a professional pest control inspection is necessary. Our expert extermination professionals can identify where flies have been laying eggs, remove & clean breeding sites and apply bait, traps & commercial-grade insecticide.
Visit our Pest Library to see all the pests and rodents we can expertly eliminate and prevent in your home or business location. Richmond Pest Control serves Atlantic City, NJ and the surrounding areas. For more information or schedule your service call 609-266-4200.