Houseflies are the most common pest and usually become more prevalent during Spring and Summer. Although houseflies do not pose an immediate danger to your home, they can carry various diseases that can compromise your health. Houseflies are bred in filthy conditions and are commonly found around trash, feces, and rotting food. Once flies begin to lay eggs in your home, it can be challenging to get rid of them.
Here are a few DIY tips to get rid of houseflies in your home:
Clean, Clean, Clean
Certain areas in and around your home can become a magnet for these pesky bugs. The trash can, sink, and outside garbage should be routinely cleaned. Spoiled and rotting food attracts them and helps provide a safe place for them to multiply. Clean your trash cans with a bleach solution to kill germs and disinfect these areas. Do not allow any garbage or waste to sit in or around your home. If you are composting, be sure to do it in a tight canister or compost bin with a sealed top.
Apple Cider Vinegar Trap
You can use household items to set a trap for houseflies. Apple cider vinegar attracts house flies and fruit flies because of its pungent sweet aroma. Set this trap by pouring apple cider vinegar into a mason jar. Next, add a drop of liquid dish detergent. The dish detergent helps cut the vinegar’s surface tension so that flies drown as soon as they touch the water.
Contact The Professionals
Managing pests in your home can become overwhelming, and after a while, DIY traps can be unsightly. If your house fly issue persists, try contacting professional exterminators to eliminate this problem.
Amherst Exterminators offers weekly and monthly maintenance programs for both residential and commercial locations in greater Western New York. Contact us today for a quote or to learn more about our services!