Best Way to Kill Flies in Your Home

No matter where you live, you’ve likely had to contend with flies in your home. These pesky bugs seem to infiltrate every corner once they’ve made their way inside, and it can be very difficult to get rid of flies once they’re already in the house.

Although it is difficult to get rid of flies in the house, many also wonder how to get rid of flies outside the home. Flies tend to pester people mostly when they are outside with food present. We have all been in a situation when we’re outside enjoying our food, and flies begin to swarm our plates. As it turns out, flies can be driven by smell, causing them to trouble us as we eat. 

In this article, we will review some of the best ways to kill flies and talk about how to keep flies away in the first place.

Best Ways to Kill House Flies

1. Vinegar Solutions

If you want to repel flies naturally and painlessly, there are a number of homemade solutions using vinegar, dish soap, and other fairly benign substances. 

These solutions are often seen as a good option by many people, as they contain relatively harmless elements for humans. Plus, they tend to kill flies quickly, so suffering is minimized. 

There are various ways to go about creating these solutions. One such method is to mix a large amount of apple cider vinegar with a few small drops of liquid soap. You can then cover the solution with a lid that has small holes in it, allowing flies to enter but making it difficult for them to escape.

2. Sprays

If you’re ok with the use of chemical substances to kill house flies, there are tons of different spray solutions on the market.

Some of these substances are best handled by professionals due to the risk involved. Others are available at most appliance/hardware stores or online. These substances use more harsh chemical agents which incapacitate the flies and kill them nearly instantly. However, some of them may pose a risk to human health. 

Be sure to thoroughly review the instructions on all chemical agents you plan to use within your house. You might find that they are designed only for outdoor use and that you should not spray them in your home.

Bask offers insecticide solutions that are safe for your health. The Mistmaster® 3-in-1 Compact Misting System, paired with recommended treatments by Bask like the Zoecon Essentria IC3 Concentrate Insecticide, will guarantee the safe removal of flies in the house.

The Mistmaster can be used in 3 different ways to eliminate flies and other insects:

  • Mist Blower: Allows for portable, widespread treatment of large areas. This way you can eliminate flies in the area surrounding your home before they can make it in. 
  • Misting Wand: This tool can be attached to your portable Mistmaster to cover small, hard-to-reach areas such as cracks, crevices, or even along the baseboards of your home. 
  • Mist Station: For a more fixed installation, use our Mist Station function to dispense treatment in indoor or outdoor areas with just the click of a button.

3. Traps

Another natural option for killing house flies is the use of traps. Much like all of the other solutions, indoor fly traps come in a variety of sizes. 

One type of trap is known as a “light trap”. Light traps utilize naturally tempting light to encourage flies to come closer. Then, they either zap or trap the bugs in some way. Many people use this type of trap on an outdoor deck connected to their house in order to kill flies and keep them from staying inside the house.

How to Prevent House Flies

On the other side of the coin, you may be more interested in preventing flies from ever entering your home, rather than killing them after they have already set up shop.

In these cases, you should look at some of the following solutions.

1. Keeping the Doors and Windows Closed

Obviously, bugs and flies naturally live outside. When you open your doors and windows for long periods of time, you are essentially inviting these critters into your home. 

If you want to keep them out, the best way is to simply keep any openings closed as much as possible. Some bugs will still be able to find their way in. But limiting the opportunity for them to enter your home can go a long way.

2. Maintaining a Clean Home

Fruits, crumbs, and other foods will attract flies to your home. Therefore, you should do everything you can to keep your home clean.

Be sure to thoroughly clean your kitchen and dining room after meals to ensure that flies have as few temptations as possible.

3. Using Effective Sprays

Sprays can serve as both a way to kill flies and a way to prevent them from entering your home. By regularly using preventative sprays on the threshold of your house, you can discourage flies from coming in.

To prevent a fly infestation before it’s too late, the Mistmaster is the perfect solution. The Mist Blower function provides the ability to cover the perimeter outside of your home before flies have the chance to make it inside. 

If you’re interested in the Mistmaster, learn more about the product today, or let us know how we can help you by filling out our convenient contact form or calling us at 1-888-814-2275.

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