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Fly Prevention

Flies can be a nuisance pest for homes and businesses. A fly infestation could pose a serious health risk as flies are known to spread a range of diseases, like Salmonella and E.coli.

Fly control units such as Rentokil Fly Box and Luminos Electric Fly Killers are critical to help prevent flies in areas where food is readily available. 

How to Prevent Flies

If you want to prevent flies, here are some practical steps you can take to help deter them. These steps involve making changes indoors and outdoors to cover all potential hot spots and ensure effective fly control.

Fly Prevention Tips

    • Deny flies access - after dark, keep windows and doors closed or block out the light with curtains
    • Fit fly screens - to windows, especially around kitchen and waste areas
    • Cover food - flies spread diseases by landing on food before we eat it
    • Clear food debris -  and liquid spillage's immediately, particularly from under kitchen units and appliances
    • Bins - ensure all exterior dustbins and internal bins have tightly sealed lids
    • Clean up after pets - not only are faeces a perfect breeding place for flies, they may land there before landing on your food
    • Remove dead flies - as they provide a tasty snack for other pests such as carpet beetles
    • Cover water butts -  with well fitted lids to deny access
    • Remove standing water - (in watering cans for example) as this offers mosquitoes opportunity to breed
    • Ponds - if you have a garden pond, introduce goldfish as they will eat fly larvae

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FACT: Common house flies are attracted to decaying organic waste such as faeces and rotting meat, whereas fruit flies will look for sugary substances and feed more commonly on overripe fruit, spilled soft drinks and alcohol.

Rentokil can offer you a range of DIY fly products to control a small infestation. You will need professional advice and targeted treatment for larger or re-occurring fly infestations. If you are worried about flies, Rentokil can offer more professional fly control solutions including our electric fly killers. Call us on 0800 218 2210 for more advice on how to prevent flies in your home or business.