Create a no-fly zone

As if the post-hurricane mosquito problem wasn't bad enough, warm weather and flooding can also bring hordes of flies

Flies are already prolific breeders to begin with. The common housefly and other filth flies can lay up to 100 eggs that hatch within 24 hours.  An adult female fly may lay up to 2,400 eggs in her short lifetime, about two to four weeks. In hot weather it only takes eight days for these thousands of eggs to hatch and develop into adult flies. 

Here are some key steps to manage a fly problem:

1) Knock down a fly population by using one of our fly trap products:



2) Control fly breeding sites:

  • Pick up pet feces
  • Clean up any wet organic materials 
  • Keep garbage cans and dumpster areas as clean and as far from the home as possible
  • When disposing of kitchen waste or bottles and cans, drain as much as possible before placing in a trash bag
  • Use tight-fitting lids and clean trash bins regularly
  • Eliminate areas of pooling or stagnant water, and other excessive moisture around the yard
  • Keep compost bins or piles far from the home and properly managed

3) Keep flies from entering and breeding inside your home:

  • Seal cracks around windows and doors
  • Use well-fitted, small-mesh screens on your doors and windows
  • Dispose of food waste in a covered garbage can and empty it regularly
  • Place screens on vent openings
  • Store human and pet food in the refrigerator or in tightly sealed containers
  • Hang up wet mops and rags to dry
  • Clear organic material from clogged or slow drains


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