Flies are more than just annoying buzzing creatures that disturb the peace in your home. They are also capable of transmitting around 60 different diseases, including malaria, typhoid, cholera, and gastroenteritis. They can spoil and contaminate your food, too. So, it’s important to keep them out of your kitchen. Here are a few ways to do so.
Disinfect Kitchen Surfaces
You can repel house flies with good ol’ disinfectant. Be sure to clean the surfaces in your kitchen, especially where you prepare and cook meals. Use a bleach or chlorine-based disinfectant for the best results.
Store Food Properly
If you have food in the kitchen, make sure to cover it or keep it in the fridge to avoid attracting flies. Fruit flies, for instance, swarm over ripe fruits to lay eggs and feed. Properly storing your food doesn’t only reduce the flies in your kitchen; it also cuts down the risk of spreading diseases.
Maintain Your Pet’s Good Hygiene
If you have pets, make sure to always clean up after them since flies lay their eggs on uncollected feces. You should also bathe your pet regularly and wipe their paws before allowing them to roam the house, especially the kitchen. Some flies can even bite and wound your pets, so it’s best if you can keep flies out of and away from your home altogether.
Pest Management Service
If the fly problem in your kitchen and around the house gets out of hand, it’s best to contact professionals to control fly populations. Yes Pest Pros Inc. provides customized and environmentally friendly solutions to rid your home of flies. Our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is a long-term strategy to keep pest levels well below infestation thresholds.
Using a range of methods, Yes Pest Pros Inc. aims to solve all your fly problems at home. If you have more questions about pest control or want to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us today.