Preventing Flies in Murfreesboro

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Flies may just seem like a nuisance but if your home experiences a full-blown infestation of flies, this can be a serious problem. Flies can stay active almost year round in Middle Tennessee and at Ameri Care Services, we want you to be prepared. That’s why, today on the blog, we provide a guide of fly prevention tips.

How are flies drawn to your home?

Flies are no different than any other animal: they need food and water to survive. Inside your home, flies are most likely to be found in warm and moist areas – namely your kitchen and bathroom. Flies also are attracted to waste: pet droppings or open garbage cans. They can zip through open windows and doors in a hurry, but houseflies can make their way into your home even through the tiniest crack or crevice.

The problems caused by a fly infestation

Flies are unsanitary, can carry diseases and leave behind droppings that may trigger an allergic reaction or even an asthma attack. The constant buzzing of flies can be an annoyance, especially when you are trying to sleep. Flies also reproduce at an extremely rapid rate, meaning that once they enter your home, you might be dealing with many flies in a short amount of time.

How to deter flies from entering your home

It will take some amount of effort on your part to prevent flies from coming into your home again and again.

Just follow this guide to fly prevention:

  • Install window screens: These help keep flies from making their way into your home. You can also try using fly traps, but these may be problematic if you have young children or pets.
  • Go natural: Certain herbs can be natural fly repellents – lavender and basil, among others. You can hang these herbs in bags near doorways and windows, and the scent can deter flies. Another popular home remedy to catch flies is to mix a solution of vinegar, sugar and dish soap into an open jar and then leave it outside your home.
  • Clean up: Make sure to wipe up any spills or food crumbs, as this denies flies from a potential food source. Store your trash cans away from your home and clean them on a regular basis to prevent attracting flies or having them lay eggs in your trash cans.
  • Store-bought pest control measures: You can try installing a bug zapper or using a pest control spray to eliminate flies from the area immediately surrounding your home.

Professional pest control for flies in Murfreesboro and Nashville, Tennessee

All of the above steps will help prevent fly infestations, but professional pest control is also an important component of the plan. We can treat your home for a wide variety of different pests, including flies, as part of our standard plan of pre-emptive pest control treatments. To find out more about what Ameri Care Services can do, schedule a consultation today with one of our experienced technicians. Just call (615) 893-7111 or contact us on our website.