A lot of people will agree that the common housefly is one of the most frustrating pests. The housefly is more than just annoying though; it can encourage a number of bacterial diseases. The presence of houseflies in your house could really mean three things: unsanitary conditions, open entry or favorable climate.
Flies thrive on unhygienic conditions and they feed on human food. This could transfer germs and diseases easily. Moreover, some of these houseflies can become increasingly stubborn and the constant buzzing sound can make anyone lose their tempers.
Natural Ways to Get Rid of Houseflies
The only way to get rid of houseflies is to lure them away from your house. Since flies are attracted to sugar the most, so here’s a DIY trick you should try: In a shallow dish, pour apple cider vinegar and a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Keep the dish uncovered outside and the scent will lure the house flies away.
If you want to keep flies away from your backyard as well, then you should turn to fly-repelling plants. Growing these plants in your yard can keep flies from ever visiting your property. Basil is the most popular choice as it can be planted throughout the year.
Lavender and Bay Leaf are other popular choices; the latter growing only in the winters. Nasturtium is a flower that repels not only houseflies but other unwanted insects such as beetles and aphid bugs as well. Mint leaves are also sometimes used as natural fly and ant repellants.
Using Commercial Products to Get Rid of Houseflies
If all else fails or if you want a quicker (but more expensive) solution to your fly problem, you should purchase an electronic fly killer and hang it outside in your deck or patio. Other products that act to kill or repel flies are bug poisoning sprays.
Get an Albany Pest Control Company to Help You
The most efficient solution to your fly problem is to hire a professional pest control company to do the job. The company will inspect your house and then completely eradicate any housefly nearby.
All Star Pest Solutions is a certified pest control company offering a full suite of services to Albany and the surrounding Capital Region.