Have you ever wondered why one day your home is fly-free, and then the next it’s filled with them? This can be not only frustrating, but a serious health hazard since flies are known to carry potentially dangerous diseases. So why did your home become infested with so many flies? Let’s find out!
Flies can breed very fast. They can lay up to 150 eggs at once, and one female can lay eggs for fix or six times during its short 15 to 30 day existence. At this speed, a fly infestation can quickly get out of hand, especially if the flies have the right conditions for survival.
The right conditions
Flies thrive and actively look for environments that have a temperature of about 83 degrees Fahrenheit. At these temperatures, the flies are comfortable, and their eggs can hatch and grow into larvae. If you start to notice more and more flies in the home, you can tweak the temperature a few degrees up or down to drive down their reproductive ability and eventually make them exit the home.
Easy access to waste
Flies lay their eggs in rotten matter, which they will usually find in your garbage can or garbage containers that are outside the home. If your garbage disposal unit is located close to the home, then the flies can get in as soon as they go from larva to adult.
Easy access points
Even if flies have all the right conditions and access to all the food they want, they would still not be able to enter the home if they did not have easy access points. This is why you need to make sure that you have screens on all your windows and doors.
Getting rid of house flies
To get rid of the flies, you will need to take care of the factors above, and then use fly killing products such as sprays and fly papers. If these efforts are successful, you can breathe a sigh of relief – the infestation is over. However, if flies keep showing up in the home, you may be dealing with a deeper issue that requires the assistance of a pest control specialist. This is where we come in. Contact us today if you are dealing with a stubborn fly infestation and DIY efforts were not enough to remove it.