Things You Will Need
- Garbage lid
- Cleaning supplies
- Fly traps
An individual housefly buzzing around your head can be troublesome enough on its own; so if you find your home is under assault by large swarms of flies, the situation can become frustrating in a hurry. The best way to manage a fly problem around your home is with a two-prong attack -- limiting situations that encourage flies to congregate around your house in the first place and eradicating those flies that persist when the problem areas are fixed.
- Place a lid on any garbage cans, both inside and outside the home. This helps to prevent the smell from emanating from the cans and attracting flies.
- Clean up any droppings from pets, both outdoor and indoor, regularly.
- Remove any organic waste, such as dead plants, around your home and move it to a compost heap away from your home, if possible. Like garbage and animal waste, natural decay can attract flies.
- Clean any spills or meat juices on surfaces in your home.
- Clean any pools of stagnant water that can generate bacteria, which produce wastes that attract flies.
- Examine doors and windows in your home for cracks or holes that flies can use to gain access.
- Place fly traps in locations where flies swarm if regular cleaning fails to fix the problem.