How do I get rid of flies?


You can’t 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 help prevent flies from invading by keeping your house sealed up and in good repair.

Identify the Source
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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 out
  2. Overripe fruit that’s been left on the counter
  3. Sink and floor drains
  4. Wet soil
  5. Animal faeces
  6. Compost heaps
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 or fitted with insect screens (if possible).

Expert Tip

Don’t Overlook Drains

Indoor drains aren’t always the first place you’d 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 labeled for drains and do not apply any Baygon® products to the drain.

Keep Animal Spaces Clean

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