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Summer is the prime season for flies of all types! While flies are annoying outside, they are far worse in your home. Once they get in, they can be a real nuisance to get rid of. Although flies typically only survive for a couple of weeks, they reproduce quickly, leading to a constant cycle of new pests.

But flies are much more than just a nuisance – they are also a health hazard. House flies are actually common carriers of Salmonella and E.coli., spreading these bacteria to any food they land on and making it unsafe for human consumption. But it doesn’t stop there… It’s commonly believed that house flies defecate every time they land, which means they MAY be contaminating numerous surfaces in your home.

Want to keep your home fly-free and stay healthy this summer?
Follow these tips:

  • Repair all screens: If you can’t, keep windows and doors closed.
  • Remove trash: Keep trash cans, recycling bins, and compost bins away from your home. Take indoor trash out regularly.
  • Keep food and fruit off counters and sealed away: Without food, house flies can only survive 2-3 days!
  • Clean your dog bowls frequently.
  • Cover your food: When eating outside, keep food covered and run a fan nearby if possible.
  • Use sticky traps: If you don’t want these in your home, place them in your garage to limit entry when the door is open.

While these steps are effective at keeping flies at bay, sometimes you need extra help. EcoPro Termite & Pest is here to assist you in managing your fly situation. Contact us today to ensure your home stays fly-free all summer long.

 

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