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Preventive Measures: Keeping Flies At Bay In Los Angeles

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Occasionally, seeing a fly inside the house isn’t unusual, but if you suddenly find numerous flies, there is cause for concern. Outside, flies are essential in the ecosystem as scavengers that consume waste. But indoors, they can be quite a nuisance and a health risk to your family. 

This article will explain how to tell if you have a fly problem and review the health concerns they bring into your home. We’ll also describe the factors that attract flies so you can prevent future invasions. Continue reading to learn more about fly control in the Los Angeles area with the pros from The PEST Group.

How To Tell If You Have A Fly Problem

A few types of flies can become a problem in Los Angeles homes, but the most common are house and fruit flies. Unlike other pests that hide and avoid contact with people, flies stay out in the open, and you can easily see or hear them flying around the house. Numerous flies around the yard can also quickly turn into an indoor problem.

Female house flies lay around 100 eggs at a time, and fruit flies lay around 500, which hatch in as little as 12 to 24 hours under warm conditions. House flies usually lay their eggs outside on animal waste or garbage, and fruit flies lay eggs on rotting fruit or inside drains. Contact us today at The PEST Group if you need help getting rid of flies in or around your home.

How Fly Infestations Can Be A Health Concern

Simply put, filth attracts flies, and the waste they feed and breed on contains germs that they pick up on their mouthparts and legs. Once inside, flies in the kitchen contaminate your food and surfaces, transferring pathogens like typhoid, tuberculosis, and salmonellosis. Flies also defecate constantly, further spreading bacteria throughout your house.

The sooner you can remove these insects from your home, the better. The fastest, most effective way to quickly eliminate these pests is to contact a local pest control company for assistance. Call us today at The PEST Group to help eradicate flies from your home and prevent future infestations.

Eliminate Fly Attractants

Prevention is the key to successful fly control. One of the most effective strategies to keep flies away Is eliminating potential attractants on your property. Here are some tips to create a fly-free zone around your home:

  • Keep the yard neat and promptly pick up pet waste.

  • Take the trash out regularly and store it in receptacles with tight lids.

  • Wipe down counters to remove crumbs, vacuum frequently, and avoid leaving any food sitting out.

  • Clean areas where food waste accumulates, like drain lines and garbage disposals, often.

  • Inspect any fruits and vegetables brought into the house, and store produce in airtight containers or the refrigerator.

Repairing openings around the house that flies can use to get inside is also essential. Check that your doors and windows seal correctly, that screens are intact, and that weatherstripping is in place. Contact us today at The PEST Group for help getting rid of flies and preventing another infestation.

The Trick To Total Fly Control For Your Home

Determining how flies find a way inside or what attracts them can sometimes be challenging for homeowners, but The PEST Group is here to help. Our pest management professionals can inspect your property and devise a treatment plan to rid your home and yard of troublesome pests. Contact us today to learn more about our residential fly pest control services or to schedule your free inspection.