Are you noticing an abundance of flies in your home, backyard or deck? Looking to get rid of these common pests once and for all? Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to flies and homes infestations to help deter flies from your home and outdoor space.

What Attracts Flies to My Home?

Adult flies feed on decaying organic matter, which is why they so often turn up near dumpsters, garbage cans, or on animal carcasses. They like sugar and are thus drawn to overripe fruit. Flies will also eat fecal matter, vegetables, plant secretions, and nectar from flowers. Flies are also attracted to light and warmth.

How to Detect Signs of a Fly Infestation In Your Home

Signs of a fly infestation in your home include the following:

  • Large numbers of flies in your house
  • Maggots or fly larvae, which are usually found in rotting food or garbage bins
  • Small clusters of dark spots the size of a pinhead on walls or in places like drains that are hard to keep clean.

How to Get Rid of Flies in My Home

There are a few methods to ridding your home of a fly infestation. There are some natural, home remedies that may prevent flies in your home, however, enlisting the help of professional pest control services will help to ensure that you are properly removing a potential fly infestation and minimizing the chance of the fly infestation from returning.

Professional Pest Control Services

If DIY fly control measures aren’t effective, insect control measures don’t work, contact a professional pest management team to assess your situation. Professional pest control technicians can help to determine the cause of your home’s fly infestation, remove and manage the infestation, as well as recommend measures to prevent future fly infestations.

For more information about fly infestations in your home or outdoor living space, contact the pest control specialists at ASAP Pest Control and learn more about our integrated pest management  services.