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A Useful Guide To Preventing Flies In Your Mooresville Home

fruit fly on white tablecloth

Mooresville pest control is, throughout the year, a booming business. Our landscape is absolutely perfect for all sorts of wildlife. Unfortunately, that sometimes means that pests make their way into our homes.

That’s (usually!) no fault of our own – living in such close proximity to wooded areas and especially with our climate – makes the wildlife a bit disrespectful toward our boundaries.

One of the most common pests in this area is, thankfully, not usually the stuff of nightmares or horror movies. That said, average, everyday flies can actually be quite the handful for homeowners once an infestation has taken hold.

Characteristics Of Common Flies

Small black flies are a sight we’re all familiar with. Even fruit flies in plants are probably a common sight for many homeowners.

Common house flies are small insects that have a single pair of wings, large heads that are movable, and “buggy” large eyes that are unusually large in proportion to the rest of the fly’s body.

These characteristics are easy to distinguish, even to the naked eye. For that reason, flies aren’t the worst offenders when it comes to remaining undetected. The average homeowner stands a very good chance at spotting a burgeoning infestation, which allows for plenty of time to act.

Why It Can Be Dangerous To Have Flies In Your Home

While flies don’t prey on humans directly, they are somewhat dangerous to have around in large numbers. Flies are quite unsanitary and are often attracted to food sources that we would consider hazardous and vile. Garbage, and waste matter are gourmet meals for flies, so they’re often in contact with materials we’d simply do well to avoid.

Flies can indirectly carry pathogens and other materials from one surface to another, including food and other food preparation areas. This alone makes flies dangerous to have around, even if they’re not particularly frightening or able to harm us directly.

Five Easy And Effective Fly Prevention Tips For Your Home

It’s not easy to get rid of flies, so it’s worth looking at some deterrents. If you want to keep flies away, here are some prevention tips to keep in mind:

  • Clean up spills immediately, even outdoors.
  • Keep all food sealed away.
  • Keep a fly swatter handy! Doing away with the stray fly that follows us inside may deter an infestation from taking hold!
  • Keep garbage secured and away from the home’s structure.
  • Keep the area clear of clutter, scraps, and anything flies may use as shelter.
  • Keeping these steps in mind, you’ll be doing a lot to keep your home free from flies and other pests. As for what deters flies – that’s a little trickier. Flies aren’t particularly picky, so the absence of available food is really the
  • best repellant. 

Professional Pest Control Makes For The Best Fly Control

If you want to know how to get rid of flies fast, it’s actually pretty simple: pick up your phone! Call us to get started on diagnosing and removing any infestation of pests or nuisance wildlife.

Flies, in particular, are an interesting pest. We all see flies in our lives, sometimes daily in the warm months. That means it may be easy to dismiss the signs of an infestation, allowing it to worsen over time.

Acting before that point is critical. Lake Norman Home Services is well-equipped, trained, and experienced with removing infestations of flies in homes. While the average homeowner may have difficulty freeing their homes from the grip of pests like flies, it’s easy for us! Pick up the phone and get in touch with us to get started.