Summertime is beautiful, but it is also the time of year when pests are out in full force. While they can be a nuisance, when found on your property, flies are a more significant problem when they get into your home. In some instances, they're not just a nuisance; they're a danger. When flies begin buzzing around your kitchen, call Parkway Pest Services.
Why Flies Are Bad News
We see flies often enough that they don't tend to bother us. We may find them a little pesky, buzzing around our outdoor garbage bins, or crawling around on pet waste that we didn't get a chance to clean up, but otherwise, we don’t give them much thought. This is a mistake.
Because of the places flies spend their time (in the garbage, on waste, etc.) they pick up a lot of harmful bacteria. Then, if they get into your home, they spread those germs around. Flies, walking around on your countertops and hopping onto the food you’ve left uncovered, can contaminate these areas with the bacteria on their bodies, and in the waste they leave behind. Flies are known to carry, and spread, over 200 types of pathogens, many of which can make people seriously ill.
How Flies Get Into Your Kitchen
In the summer, while most of their time is spent outdoors, flies often get inside as they search for food, water, or shelter. Once inside, they can reproduce at an alarming rate. You may end up with hundreds of flies in your house, making what started as a small problem, quickly unbearable.
Flies can get inside through any small opening. If you leave your windows open and there’s a tear in your screen, they’ll find it. If you have holes in your siding or cracks in your foundation, they’ll find them too.
How to Get Rid of Flies in Your Kitchen
Since flies are attracted to food, it's essential to remove all the potential food sources that will lure them in your home. Don’t leave food out on the counter, take out the trash frequently, and clean up spills, messes, and crumbs
Once you have a fly problem, it can be challenging to get rid of because they reproduce so fast. Parkway Pest Services are experts at removing flies. We use Integrated Pest Management techniques that determine the species of fly you're dealing as well as the factors that led to the infestation. We then create a treatment plan that gets to the root of the problem. We do not merely spray chemicals and hope for the best. We will eliminate your fly problem in a way that is safe, and effective in the long term. Contact us to learn more.