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Getting rid of house flies

Monday, April 18, 2016

Spring is well and truly upon us, with the country already benefitting from light mornings and long evenings. But in spite of this pleasant weather, late spring and early summer can have its downsides too, most notably house fly infestations.

Not only are flies incredibly annoying, they can also cause potential harm to you and your family if an infestation takes hold. This is because flies can spread diseases and contaminate food, while certain species will even bite humans and animals.

Therefore, if you live in and around the Reading around but have noticed a lot of flies buzzing around your home recently, you may need to enlist the services of a professional pest controller to deal with the problem.

Tackling the problem of house flies yourself


Before getting in touch with a pest controller, you may be able to tackle a house fly infestation yourself. With just a few practical yet low-cost changes around your home, flies may be deterred from permeating your personal space.

First and foremost, give your home a thorough clean, paying close attention to areas where you have seen flies. If this doesn't have the desired effect, you may need to buy some DIY fly products.

Options include:

  • Fly killer cassette - Low odour cassettes are generally easy to use and discreet to install.
  • Fly trap window sticker -. Perfect for conservatories and greenhouses, windows stickers attract flies and control the risk of infestation.
  • Fly spray - Fast and effective, sprays often have a pleasant fragrance despite using an insecticidal formulation.
  • Fly foggers - Generate smoke to kill flies. However, smoke alarms may need to be switched off.
  • Fly papers/strips - Stick or hang up to attract and kill flies. Typically insecticide and odour free.

If none of the above methods work or you simply do not want to use these products, you will need to contact a pest controller to get rid of houseflies.

Employing a pest controller to get rid of house flies


There isn't a quicker or more effective way to get rid of flies than calling upon a pest controller. With experience and expertise, a trained professional will know the right course of action to take, often using the latest insecticides proven to work in the treatment of flies and moths.

Pest controllers can also advise best practices for future prevention, will work to strict industry guidelines, and get to the route of the problem first time around. We operate across the Reading and West Berkshire areas and cover into Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, and Hampshire as well. For a total pest control service in the Reading and West Berkshire areas, your first call should be to Pest Control Services on 01635 250 852 


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