How to get rid of flies?

Remove Moisture & Secure the Premises

You cannot completely get rid of flies near your home, but there are many things you can do to attack, control, and prevent them from invading your home. When you have a fly problem, the best offense is a good defense! Eliminating areas flies are known to breed in—both inside and outside your home—is your best bet. Also, you can prevent flies from invading by keeping your house sealed up and in good repair.

Spot the Source
clean fruit waste

Flies require moisture to breed. Disposing of moist materials such as garbage or overripe fruit, and cleaning up surrounding areas can drastically reduce your chances of having a fly problem.

Fly-Friendly Breeding Grounds:

  1. Garbage bins, both inside and outside
  2. Overripe fruit that has been left on the counter
  3. Garbage disposal drains
  4. Sink and floor drains
  5. Recyclables
  6. Wet soil
  7. Pet faeces
Secure Your Surroundings

Even if the areas around your home are kept nice and tidy, flies that are off your property may look for a way inside to find what they want. Keeping your house sealed should be your next line of defense. Be sure to keep your doors closed, your windows sealed, and your window screens without holes. Caulking cracks near windows or doors is also a good idea.

Expert Tip

Keep Drains on the Brain

Indoor drains are not always the first place you would think small flies would breed, but their moist, gunky conditions are prime for fly larvae. Keep your drain clean by proactively cleaning and scrubbing it before a problem occurs. TIP: Make sure to use cleaning products that are only labelled for drains and do not apply any Raid® products to the drain. Hot water alone will not work in the long run.

Deal with the Doo-Doo
dog cat

If you have a pet, be sure to clean up their waste promptly. Flies are most attracted to waste that is less than a day old, so disposing of it right away will give them one less place to breed.