How to get rid of Flies - Flies are controlled by eliminating or destroying their breeding places and feeding areas.
Flies reside around rotting food, decaying meat and animal feces. Horse stables, feed lots and restaurant dumpsters are a few of the fly-frequented areas. Flies are more common in warm weather.
There are many pest flies in our area. Here are a few tips to help keep them away. Check to be sure all window and door screens are in good shape and tight fitting. Keep all food items sealed in tight containers or refrigerated. Wipe up all spills. Be sure not to let fruits and vegetables decompose in or around the house. Keep trash in containers with tight fitting lids. Keep an eye out for high moisture areas or standing water and correct as necessary.
Impact on the Ecosystem
PositiveFlies and other insects play a crucial part in consuming and eliminating the dead bodies of animals. Flies are necessary in converting feces and decaying vegetation to soil. Flies are prey to many other animals. Next to bees and wasps, flies pollinate the most plants and flowers.
NegativeBecause flies are attracted to feces and decaying meat, they have been implicated in the transmission of diseases such as dysentery, typhoid fever, and cholera. Other diseases carried by house flies include salmonella, anthrax and tuberculosis. House flies have also been known to transmit the eggs of parasitic worms.
If you follow the suggestions above you can seriously diminish the presence of flies in and around your home, but sometimes preventative fly control just isn’t going to be enough. Even commercial fly exterminators aren’t a perfect solution. But you know what? They sure do help.
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