Conquer A Fly Infestation In Your Boise Home

April 10, 2022

You may not think twice about seeing house flies buzzing about your Boise home, but if an infestation breaks out, you're much more likely to notice. In large enough numbers, these otherwise innocuous insects can become not only a massive nuisance but also an insidious health hazard. Even before it reaches that point, house flies are far from a desirable presence within your home. Read on to learn more about these common pests, including how best to get rid of them.

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How Flies Get Indoors

Leave any doors or windows open for a moment too long, and you're sure to invite house flies inside. Your home is abundant with the resources flies crave, and being so numerous, they'll miss no opportunity to slip into your home. Female flies prefer to lay their eggs on overripe fruits and vegetables, and the maggots will join the feast once they hatch. Their breeding cycle is notoriously prolific, so once a few have found their way inside, it won't be long before a lot more follow.

What Causes A Fly Infestation?

House flies reproduce at an astounding rate. The two most common factors that cause full-on infestations are an opportunity for entry and food availability. If you notice a few flies buzzing around the kitchen, be extra diligent in cleaning up after dinner. Flies will swiftly swarm around anything they perceive as food and are almost just as quick to lay their eggs on suitable surfaces. Their eggs hatch within 24 hours, and the maggots mature in a matter of days. A single female house fly can produce up to 900 eggs over the course of its three-week life span, so you can imagine just how quickly their numbers grow. This is why it's so important to eliminate any food sources around your home. The best way to start is by keeping your kitchen clean, but sometimes even that isn't quite enough.

Fly Prevention Tips For Your Boise Home

Alongside ongoing guidance from the experts at Owyhee Environmental, there are a few simple steps you can take to safeguard yourself against these pesky insects. Whether you've already gone through a fly infestation or just want to make sure you never do, follow these guidelines for effective prevention:

  • Keep your home clean and clutter-free, paying special attention to kitchen and dining areas.
  • Sanitize cooking surfaces and wash dishes as soon as possible.
  • Practice proper food storage, putting away leftovers promptly using airtight containers, leaving nothing on the countertops or tables.
  • Practice proper garbage disposal, tying off trash bags tightly, and replacing them as soon as they are full.
  • Install door sweeps and window screens to ward off potential infiltrators.
  • Carefully maintain any outdoor areas around your property, eliminating any excess moisture, debris, or leftover food.

A Professional Exterminator Can Help

The experts at Owyhee Environmental are here to help. Preventing pests as prolific as house flies is no easy task, and we understand that better than anybody. That's why we're so committed to meeting each client's individual needs as efficiently and affordably as possible. 

When you partner with Owyhee Environmental professionals, you're taking your first step toward a truly pest-free home, your long-term satisfaction guaranteed. We don't just treat the problem at a surface level.  Our highly trained technicians take care of the root cause and then establish comprehensive prevention measures with state-of-the-art products and equipment. If you're fighting a stubborn fly population, don't hesitate to reach out to us for help and discover what we can do. Reach out to us today to learn more about our fly control options! 

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