Dealing with Fly Problems in your Home

Flies can be a nuisance when buzzing around the home particularly if in large numbers. However, some species of flies also pose a health risk.

In particular, house flies can transmit a wide range of disease-causing microbes, including those responsible for food poisoning, dysentery, tuberculosis, cholera and parasitic worm infections.

Mosquitoes are associated with a variety of human diseases including malaria and dengue fever; mosquitoes also transmit the organism associated with dog heartworm.

Mosquito bites can be very irritating and distressing.

Types of Fly Problems

There are thousands of different species of flies but the most common fly problems are caused by:

How to keep flies away

To some extent, you can prevent fly activity by minimizing food sources and larval habitat:

Finally, you can help prevent flies and mosquitoes from entering your home:

Professional fly and Mosquito control

Although many homeowners struggle with do it yourself fly and mosquito control remedies the results are often less than satisfactory. Small problems can develop into large ones and this is when many people seek out the services of a pest control professional.