How Can I Prevent a Problem With Flies?
Unfortunately, flies are most active at the temperatures that are most pleasant, usually between 68 and 77℉. And the times when they’re not buzzing you are over 113℉ or below 50℉. It’s hard to avoid them since they share our preferences for the ideal conditions to be outdoors.
However, you can take some measures to control them. An excellent way to manage a problem is to eliminate the areas where they breed and deposit their eggs. Likely spots include:
- Trash Bins
- Other Animal Waste
- Compost Heaps
- Pet Food
You may not get rid of them entirely. However, you’ll go a long way in preventing an infestation if you keep your yard clean. We’d also suggest removing any sources of standing water which can provide habitat for their development. And remember, It’s far easier to prevent an issue than to eliminate one.
Bear in mind that some kinds of flies make this task all but impossible. Horse and deer flies are particularly tenacious. For these pests, avoidance is your best course of action. If you must go outdoors, wear a hat with a long-sleeved shirt and pants for optimal protection. On a positive note, they don’t usually go indoors, preferring the outdoor environment instead.
You’ll also need other products for ongoing control of a fly issue and to keep an existing one from getting out of hand. Repellents, traps, or sticky strip are useful ways to maintain a pest-free home. Flies are a fact of life. The best course of action is to use these other methods in addition to keeping your backyard well-maintained with a minimal amount of fly habitat.