Pest Exterminator Essex takes steps to try and prevent another infestation occurring whether it is through one-off treatments or continued maintenance.
The odd fly around the house can be a nuisance being fast flyers, making a noise as they fly and seemingly never knowing how to make their way out of an open window.
When one fly is around, people may tend to ignore them due to their harmless nature but that isn’t a viable option if you have an infestation of flies.
Why do I have a fly infestation?
The temperature inside your home will likely be appealing to flies as they seek out cooler conditions in warm weather and warmer conditions in cold weather.
Waste, rotting fruit, decaying meat and any other bad odors including pet feces in gardens will attract a fly towards your house.
Any exposed waste outside your residency will lead flies to your property and from there, they may be able to find a way in.
Besides coming in through an open door or window, flies can also make their way inside through ripped screens or cracks in doors or windows.
Flies look to feed on this and raise their young there which is why you see maggots on decaying food; they are the larvae of flies.
Given that a female can lay a total of five to six batches of 75 to 100 eggs and these can hatch within twelve hours, if these are given the right conditions to hatch, it can soon lead to an infestation if not dealt with.
Signs and consequences of a fly infestation
You may spot maggots in your food waste bin forming on rotting food which means that a fly has come into contact with the food waste at some point to lay their eggs.
Flies aren’t just irritating with their speed of flight and their constant buzzing, there is a health risk for you and any pets you may have if flies make contact with food.
Given flies are attracted to waste and are in constant contact with it, there are a number of risks if a fly lands on your food or your pet’s contaminating it and could make you or your pet unwell.
How to cope and deal with a fly infestation
It is difficult to remove a fly infestation yourself but there are steps you can take to limit their damage until a professional provides pest control treatment.
Generally, you should try to keep your property clean, inside and out with bin bags and other waste bags covered and pet mess moved further away from your property so that flies aren’t attracted near or into your property in the first place.
If you see flies in your home, you should keep an eye on any food that is exposed like a pet’s food bowl or some fruit.
If flies land on food, you should be okay if you manage to shoo them away quickly but if you have a number of flies in the property, it will be hard to keep them away.
If any food has been left out unsupervised by you while there are flies in the house, it may be a good idea to assume that flies have landed on it and dispose of the food if there are more flies than you can keep track of.
If you find any maggots forming in your bins, you should immediately seal up the bag and place your waste outside to stop the maggots growing into flies and staying put in your house.