If there was an award for “Most Annoying Bug” there is a good chance that the house fly would win!! House flies are the most common type of fly found in and around homes. The adults usually live between 15-25 days but when they’re flying around your head or your food…even 15-25 seconds is too long.
House flies don’t cause damage to your property and they don’t bite but they are known to transfer over 100 diseases including malaria, salmonella, and tuberculosis. They transfer diseases and contaminate our food when they land on food and other surfaces. So not only are they annoying but they are a sanitary issue too!
The best way to get rid of flies and ensure that they stay away is to keep things clean!
Preventing House Flies:
- Keep surfaces clean and wipe up spills immediately.
- Take out the garbage regularly and be sure that trash bags and receptacles are well sealed.
- Clean up waste, including pet waste, in yard.
- Keep doors and windows closed to prevent entry. If open, use fine mesh screens.
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