Many pest control technicians are busy during the summer months combating ants, mosquitoes, and the common house fly. Flies are easily identifiable and some have stripes on their thorax. They regurgitate their saliva which helps break down solid food so they can soak up the liquid. They are attracted to wet areas so here are some tips in trying to keep them in check during the summer.

House flies do more than just buzz around. They can transfer over 65 diseases including cholera, dysentery, poliomyelitis, and tuberculosis. Flies accrue nasty pathogens when they rest on sewers, trash, feces, and any other moist or decaying material. If you feel you have an infestation please call Zip Zap Termite & Pest Control. 816-407-PEST (7378) so we can aid in keeping your family healthy and to prevent your home from becoming tainted.

Whenever possible use door and window screens. This will help keep flies out of your house. Flies will find holes and gaps so please check your screens occasionally to make sure they are sound and secure. Flies will also find openings on any pipes or conduits entering the home. Caulk these areas that channel into your home.

There are several ways to eliminate flies from your home. The most common practices are using sticky fly traps, ultra-violet lights, and baited traps. Fly swatters are effecting when trying to get rid of the lone fly. Zip Zap Termite & Pest Control can set up bait traps to help keep the flies away.

There are simple daily practices that will help keep infestations out of your home. You can keep food stored in sealed containers, wipe crumbs off the counters, and don’t leave food out. Grass clippings, garbage, and decaying matter will attract flies so dispose of these items immediately. Keep your trash cans tightly covered and clean them on a man-made surface where the run-off can’t seep into the soil.

At Zip Zap Termite & Pest Control we know how pesky the persistent buzzing of the house fly can be. It is so hard to keep them from getting into your home with kids running in and out. Parties in the backyard are hard to enjoy when you’ve got house flies flying around. Our trained pest control technicians use non-toxic solutions to help eliminate the flies and their larvae. Please give Zip Zap a call to schedule an appointment at 816-407-PEST (7378) or visit us online at

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