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Flies can be a nuisance pest for homes and businesses. A fly infestation could pose a serious health risk as flies are known to spread a range of diseases, like Salmonella and E.coli.
If you want to prevent flies, there are some practical steps you can take to deter them. Some of these methods are totally cost-free and only require your time to action.
Recommended steps involve making changes indoors and outdoors to cover all potential hot spots and ensure effective fly control.
Call Rentokil Steritech at 1-800-837-5520 or contact us online to keep flies away.
Deny flies access - keep windows and doors closed.
Flyscreens - fit flyscreens to windows especially around kitchen and waste areas.
Cover food - flies spread diseases by landing on food before we eat it.
Clear away - clear food debris and liquid spillages from food consumption and preparation areas, under kitchen benches and appliances.
Trash bins / Compost bins - ensure all waste containers have tightly sealed lids.
Pets - clean up after pets. Not only are feces a perfect breeding place for flies, they may land there before landing on your food.
Clear up dead flies - they provide a tasty snack for other pests such as carpet beetles.
Water barrels - cover these with well fitted lids.
Standing water - do not leave standing water (in watering cans and pot plants for example) as this offers mosquitoes opportunity to breed.
Ponds - if you have a garden pond, introduce goldfish as they will eat mosquito larvae.
Drains - ensure drains are kept clean and free of debris to reduce fly breeding sites.
FACT - Common house flies are attracted to decaying organic waste such as feces and rotting meat, whereas fruit flies will look for sugary substances and feed more commonly on overripe fruit, spilled soft drinks and alcohol.
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