With yet another gruelling Australian summer just around the corner, many of you must be worried about flies. Compared to other pests, flies are found more commonly and are responsible for causing many different types of diseases. According to the World Health Organization, houseflies and other common species of flies are the carriers of more than 65 types of diseases. Flies are also a serious threat for business establishments, particularly the ones operating within the food industry.
Latest developments in pest control technology have led to the creation of many highly effective tools for fly control in recent times. Most of these systems work exceptionally well. Interestingly, you can also take some smart measures on your own to get rid of flies naturally.
- We all know how flies are attracted to food particles. Dirty dishes lying in your sink, half-empty pet food bowls, uncovered garbage bins are attractive food sources for flies. Check your entire house thoroughly to eliminate all these food sources. If you really need to keep food items on your dining table or anywhere else, please ensure that they are covered. Also, please remember that performing this check once in a while will not help. Get into the habit of doing this always to keep your house fly free this summer.
- If you have a pet at home, you need to do some extra work to keep flies at bay. Flies are capable of producing up to 100 eggs at a time and animal poops are one of their favourite spots for this activity. Also, please remember that fly eggs require less than 24 hours to hatch. Therefore, pet owners must ensure that the poops are picked up regularly and immediately.
- If you want to restrict flies from entering your house, it is important to find out their entry path. Apart from doors and windows, torn or damaged screens and gaps around the doors and windows are common entry routes for flies. Fixing these issues will certainly help you restrict the flies from entering. Also, the weather stripping around the door should be inspected periodically and adjusted, if required.
These are a few things you can do on your own to restrict flies from entering your house. However, if you are looking for a sure-fire way to eliminate them, Vectothor is the name you can trust. We offer a wide range of environmentally responsible fly control devices such as glue boards, fly zappers, fly lights, and much more.