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The Trick To Keeping Flies Out Of Your Long Island Home

May 15, 2022 - Flies

With summer comes pool parties, backyard barbecues, and beach vacations! What's not to love about summer? Well, if you're a Long Island resident, you know that flies are your archenemies. From landing on your food to hitching a ride on you into your home, they can certainly send you into a swatting frenzy.

True enough, you can reach for the fly swatter or a can of bug spray, but if you're like many Long Island residents, you see more than just a few flies, and getting to the bottom of what's causing them is key. So if flies are becoming a frustrating problem in your home, contact your Long Island pest control professionals for treatment as well as preventive services.

What Causes Fly Infestations In Homes?

Don't think that flies are only interested in your home; just ask other Long Islanders. Flies don't just come out of nowhere either. There are either things in your home that flies are attracted to, or your home provides the warmth or environment they need to breed. Here are a few reasons why you may have a fly infestation in your Long Island home:

  • Rotting food in your home
  • A dead animal in or near your home (ex. dead mouse in your wall)
  • A pet feces accident you don't know about 

Getting to the source of what's causing a swarm of flies in your house is crucial because the flies will eventually go away once you remove the source. So pay close attention to your food storage and refrigeration life as well as odd smells and breeding grounds in your home. It's better to remedy an issue before it becomes a problem.

How Dangerous Is It To Have Flies In My Home?

Many people like to say that house flies are harmless because they don't bite, but many don't realize that common house flies are also known as filth flies. These flies carry over 100 pathogens that cause life-threatening diseases to humans and animals. From fungi and bacteria to viruses and parasites, when one of these insects land on your hamburger at a cookout or sip from your soda can, and you consume it after they've landed on it, there's a possibility of it negatively impacting your health.

Effective Fly Prevention Tips

As frustrating as flies are, there are ways to prevent them from disturbing the sanctity of your home. Take a look at how you can effectively make your home unattractive to common filth flies.

  • Empty and clean your garbage cans regularly.
  • Wash your pet food bowls daily.
  • Keep your sinks clean and free from dirty dishes.
  • Dispose of rotting foods.
  • Properly seal points of entry.
  • Properly dispose of dog waste.
  • Clean outdoor grills after use.

These are just a few preventive measures you can take to keep flies from taking over your home. And although these aren't permanent, they will significantly reduce fly infestations in and around your home.

Total Fly Control For Long Island Residents

Flies are a complete and total nuisance that you don't have to deal with. At EM Pest Control, Inc., our technicians have the knowledge and training to eliminate flies and other pests, especially ones local to the area. Whether it's flies or rodents, we have the tools to safely and effectively provide quality pest control services for your Long Island home. Give us a call today to request your free quote.

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