15 ways to control house flies in the summer

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The house fly (Musca domestica), Known for their association with animal faces, garbage, and decaying matter, a ubiquitous pest found worldwide, except Antarctica. At Skuas Pest Control, we understand the nuisance these ¼-inch long, dull gray flies with four dark stripes on their thorax can pose. House flies are unwelcome visitors in any home. Let us help you tackle house fly infestations effectively with our specialized house fly control services.

Use Natural Fly Repellents

Flies are a common nuisance in homes, especially during the summer months. While they may seem harmless, flies can spread various infections and contaminate food. Skuas Pest Control Services Pvt. Ltd. is here to help you get rid of flies in your home with these 15 effective remedies.

  • Hot Pepper Repellent: Grow hot pepper plants in your garden or balcony to repel flies. Make a hot pepper fly repellent spray by blending hot peppers with water and letting it sit in the sunlight for a week.Strain the liquid and transfer it into a spray bottle use it as a spray.
  • Basil: The aroma of basil can repulse flies. Grow basil plants in your garden or balcony or make a basil insect repellent spray by steeping basil leaves in hot water for 30 minutes.
  • Ginger Spray: Make a ginger fly repellent spray by mixing ginger powder with water. The potent aroma of ginger effectively repels flies, keeping them away from your home environment.
  • Essential Oils: Make a spray with essential oils such as clove oil, thyme oil, peppermint oil, lemongrass oil, and cinnamon oil. The strong odour of these oils repels flies and keeps them away from your house.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar and Eucalyptus Oil: Mix apple cider vinegar with eucalyptus oil and use it as a spray. This concoction is especially effective against house flies.

Use Traps to Get Rid of Flies

If the organic sprays aren’t able to keep them at bay, it’s time to take it up a notch with fly traps.

  • Vinegar Fly Trap: Make a vinegar fly trap by pouring apple cider vinegar into a glass and covering it with a clear plastic sheet. Punch a hole in the sheet and secure it with a rubber band. The flies will crawl in and drown.
  • Commercial Light Traps: Use commercially available light traps to attract and kill flies that have already entered your home.
  • The Flypaper Trap: Use commercially available fly papers or make your own by soaking brown paper in a mixture of corn syrup and water.Put the fly strips strategically in your kitchen and other areas of your home where flies are frequently spotted
  • Electronic Swatter: Use portable electronic insect swatters to quickly get rid of the flies from your house.
  • The Honey Trap: Make a honey-water fly trap by rolling a tissue paper into a cone and placing it in a jar with a honey-water mixture. The flies will fly into the cone and get trapped in the glass with no way out.

Maintain a Clean Home Environment to House Flies

To prevent flies from infesting your home, it’s crucial to keep it unattractive to them:

  • Clean Food Spills: Flies are drawn to food, fruits, and any appealing substances in your space. Therefore, it’s important to clean up food spills immediately to avoid attracting flies.
  • Keep the Garbage Disposal Area Clean: Dispose of waste or compost in sealed bags and empty the garbage bin frequently.
  • Clean Up After Your Pets: Clean up after your pets to avoid flies breeding in their litterbox.
  • Clear the Drain: Clean your drains once a week with disinfectant drain cleaners to kill any pests breeding inside.
  • Block Their Entry Points: Check for entry points and fix them to prevent flies from entering your home.

At Skuas Pest Control Services, we offer a range of pest control services, including fly control. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get rid of flies and other pests in your home.

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