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What Attracts Flies – How Your Company Can Prevent an Infestation of Flies

May 08, 2024

The prevention will be more suited for residents who knew what attracted flies. It is vital to understand the kind of plague you are facing in order to know what draws flying to your home. Home flies are appealing to organic dirt, such as excrement and rubbing flesh, while fruit flies are much more likely to look for sucrant chemicals and to feast on overripe fruit, spilt drink and liquor. Drain flies prefer wet conditions and organic matter to lay their eggs inside drains.

The presence of flies in your business or home can leave it a very unpleasant place to be, so we provide fly control measures that can eradicate an infestation and prevent it from returning.

What Brings Flies Indoors?

  • Garbage cans left uncovered – Wastes are not carried out sufficiently frequently. Flies may lay eggs in meat and vegetable leftovers in your garbage can during the summers and produce a whole lot of flies in less than a week. When the maggots emerge, they frequently crawl and nest in the darker, isolated regions. These larvae or maggots are sometimes observed by house owners who don’t know what they are. Squeeze them, then throw the sack off. The missing ones will appear as flies later.
  • Animal carcasses in the walls, attics, or elsewhere – A dead animal carcass attracts a swarm of insects. A rodent in a forgotten rat trap or dead within the walls after consuming mouse toxin is a frequent source. (This is one of the reasons we don’t advocate using rodenticides to control mice in the house.) Flies can feed on a mouse, pigeon, or racoon that died in the chimney or loft. The larger the animal, the more the flies it produces, however even a small species like a mouse may create a surprising number of flies.
  • Manure or pet faeces around yards – A nasty decaying piece of organic material (ranging from animal manure to faeces and everything else in between) is most likely the source of your house flies’ rapid growth. It’s the ideal breeding habitat for houseflies, and they’ll come from far and wide to take full advantage of the dirt.
  • Rotten potatoes, onions or overripe or rotting fruits – Damaged or cracked pieces of food can greatly attract flies. Therefore, if you have any damaged fruits or vegetables in your home, make sure to discard them because flies can lay eggs in such areas. A rotten tomato or potato can breed dozens of fruit flies, hence getting rid of these is essential if you don’t want any flies in your home.
  • Liquids: beer, wine, cider, vinegar – Like vinegar, wine, beer, cider, and other liquids are flies that enjoy the fragrance. Try to leave a small residual liquid with an open bottle—the fine neck is trapping the flies
  • Dirty or leaky drains – Indoor fly problems sometimes start with drains that include organically constructed material. To reduce the risk of a fly issue, it’s necessary to periodically clear your drains. We propose our live drain service for recurring drain problems. There is also a crack in sewer lines that drains water under a pipe where flies may reach.
  • Spilt animal feed – One other common reason you might see a swarm of flies in your home is because of spilt animal feed. Spilt animal feed is what attracts flies in some cases, hence, make sure to get rid of any spilt animal feed.
  • Heat – Flies are drawn to buildings because of the heat they emit. Warm conditions encourage flies to reproduce more quickly.
  • Light – Light is a very good fly attractant. Fly infestations are often controlled with insect light traps in most houses. Special UV bulbs are used in insect lights, and they are quite efficient in trapping flies
  • Bird Droppings – Certain fly types, particularly bird droppings, like to reproduce in animal dung. A bird control program may be necessary if your home is infested with typical nuisance species such as pigeons.
  • Damaged Food/Products – Flies are frequently related to damaged items, particularly foodstuffs. For food processing plants and other heavily scrutinized assets, this is a big problem.
  • Rotting Meat – Flies are drawn to rotting meat for the same reason they are drawn to moist rubbish and faeces: it smells good and is simple to discover. For flies to sniff out, the potent, unmistakable scent of decaying flesh makes it simple to identify their next food.
  • Sugar syrups – Sugar water or syrup can attract flies. Therefore, they will immediately climb into the container, in which they will become trapped.
  • Decaying vegetation – Decaying vegetation, just like rotting plant debris and manure are very attractive to flies. Flies love to lay eggs on food sources or close to food sources. Therefore, they can also do the same in your home if you have such areas.

How do you get rid of fruit flies?

  1. Ensure that all surfaces are free of debris. To get rid of fruit flies, start with the first (and probably easiest) step: Wipe all counters down completely. Keep food particles and leftovers out of the drains as much as possible. If you don’t, fruit flies will breed in these places.
  2. Discard any food that is overripe or rotten. Look for rot, deterioration, or over-ripeness in all fruits and vegetables. To prevent female fruit flies from depositing eggs in these areas, discard any suspicious pieces.
  3. Use cider vinegar in apples. Start by filling a glass or a bowl with apple cider vinegar. Then wrap this in plastic wrap. You can also use a rubber band, then poke small holes on the top part. The fruit flies will be drawn in by the vinegar, and once inside, they will be trapped by the plastic wrapping.
  4. Mix the vinegar with the apple cider. Fill a vinegar basin and mix together a dab of dish soap. The unprecedented flavour of the cider vinegar compels flies, and the dish soap reduces fluid surface tension, enabling flows to immerse themselves quickly upon examining the solution and to not escape.
  5. Try wine or beer. Take a bottle of old beer or wine next to the fruit flies. The stale drink lures you in, yet the small neck of the bottle works as a natural barrier for trapping you.

If you are still having problems in getting rid of the flies in your home, you can call or contact your local branch of pest control in your area to help in getting rid of the flies around your property.

Are houseflies harmful?

House flies can cause potential harm to humans as well as to animals. Houseflies, on the other hand, can contain viruses and germs that can be transmitted Some diseases like dysentery, cholera, typhoid fever, and food poisoning can be carried by these flies.

How to get rid of houseflies naturally?

Using Herbs and flowers. Some herbs present in your garden can also be used to get rid of flies in your home. Some of the flowers and herbs you can use to keep flies away from your house are marigold, lavender, bay leaves, basil and catnip.

Vinegar and dish soap can also be used to keep flies away from your house. Since flies are attracted to vinegar, this will be an easy way to get rid of them. In order to use this method, you start by mixing a small inch of the apple cider vinegar with dish soap. Next, make sure to keep the top covered with plastic wrap You can use a rubber band to secure the plastic wrap at the top. Once that is done, use a small pin to poke some holes in the plastic wrap. The vinegar attracts flies, therefore, these flies will through the jar or glass through the holes. However, they will not be able to land on the vinegar, the soap will make these flies sink.

Cayenne pepper and water are also a very good way of getting rid of fly infestation. Cayenne pepper should be mixed with water. Once the mixture is made you should spray it around your house, this will deter the incoming flies.

Since Venus flytraps are carnivorous plants, they will naturally eat insects and that includes house flies. When a fly falls in the snare of the plant, it closes around the fly. The insect’s interior is separated from the gastrointestinal fluid. In the course of 6 to 12 days, it breaks down the flies and finally spits it out.

What attracts flies to sit on humans?

  • Flies are attracted to carbon dioxide which human beings breathe out.
  • Flies feed on dead cells and open wounds.
  • Oily hair is an attractant.
  • Less hairy skin gives the fly spaces to vomit.
  • Some body-odours are more attractive to flies than others.

If you need assistance, Vergo Pest Management can help you to eliminate an infestation and help prevent flies from entering your business or home. Contact our team today.

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