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Are You Struggling With A Fly Infestation In Your Rockville Home?

house fly on a butter covered fork

How many fly swatters do you own? In our experience, fly swatters are always the hardest to find when flies are buzzing around. Even if you keep your fly swatter in a convenient place, there is no guarantee the fly bothering you will still be around when you come back with a swatter. If you are tired of playing cat and mouse with flies inside your Rockville home, we have some things you should consider today. If you are looking for an immediate option to control flies indoors, call the experts at Womack Pest Control. We will find a fast solution to get and keep these pests out of your living areas.

What Causes Fly Infestations In Homes?

There are many things that might cause a fly problem inside your home. The first thing you should know is that there are many types of flies in Rockville. The three most common home invaders are house flies (no surprise there), stable flies, and horse flies. Of these three pests, house flies are by far the most common. The main reason house flies invade area homes is to find food and moisture. It doesn’t help that house flies will eat just about anything. This includes food off your plate, food in the garbage, and food that has been processed and defecated out by animals and humans. Another reason flies invade homes is to avoid the cold temperatures of fall and winter. If you notice your fly problems increasing around this time each year, this is why.

How Dangerous Is It To Have Flies In My Home?

All flies cause problems in different ways. Horseflies bite people. Are horseflies dangerous because of this? Not particularly. Their bites are not venomous and are not infectious to humans. Their bites are, however, harmful to horses. Horseflies spread equine infections anemia as well as swamp fever to horses. The flies you should be worried about are house flies. These pests love to eat trash and other dirty items. This leaves them teeming with harmful bacteria, bacteria that could get you and your family very sick. What diseases do flies carry? A few you should know about are typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera, tularemia, tuberculosis, and poliomyelitis. 

Effective Fly-Prevention Tips

There are many methods people use to keep flies out of their homes. To help you keep these pests outdoors where they belong, here are some prevention tips our pest control experts recommend you use today.

  • Use some caulk and a caulking gun to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks around your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Make sure all of your exterior doors and windows are protected with weatherstripping.
  • Make sure your home’s screens are in good working condition.
  • Install door sweeps under exterior doors that need them. 
  • Keep your home clean.
  • Take out the trash regularly
  • Address moisture problems as they happen indoors and make sure none of your pipes are leaking.
  • Store all leftovers, pet food, and pantry items inside air-tight containers. 

Total Fly Control for Rockville Residents

If you are looking for the best way to get rid of flies, let the experts at Womack Pest Control help you today. Our team will assess the condition of your home, identify pest pressures indoors, and put in place fast-working treatments to remove annoying flies. We will also implement long-term control options to make sure future pest invaders stay outside where they belong.

Call now to learn more about pest control in Rockville or to schedule your home for a detailed service visit. We will make sure you get the care you need.