Flies are pests that we all have to deal with on a near-daily basis in the warmer months, and it can be a serious problem for a number of reasons. Whether you are dealing with fly control at home or in a business environment, these are the reasons you need to be diligent.


One of the biggest reasons you will want to control flies in your home or business is that they are very non-hygienic and will spread germs as they buzz about. This is a vital issue you need to address in any areas where food is being prepared, served or eaten. Flies that walk around on (and eat) garbage or compost, will bring that along with them when the walk around on you, surfaces or your food. That’s unacceptable in any circumstance.

And don’t forget that flies do leave droppings and their own waste as they go about their business, adding to the bacteria spread around.


While standard house flies don’t bite, there are plenty of other varieties of flying pest that do. Black flies, horse flies and mosquitoes are just a few possibilities. Not only are bites a painful nuisance, they can spread disease and create allergic reactions in the victim. In large numbers, biting flies can be a real health hazard. For a business environment, nothing will drive customers away faster than a painful bug bite.

General Irritation

This is a little less specific but no less a problem with flies. The fact that they buzz around our heads and land on us is a significant irritant and can be quite stressful if it continues indefinitely. Twitching heads and waving hands will spoil any time spent in your home or business, and even if there is no real physical harm being done, the annoyance is very real. At home, buzzing flies can also keep you and your family awake at night since flies don’t take a break once the sun goes down.

Break the Cycle

A key point in controlling flies is that if you allow a small number to survive indoors, they will surely end up laying eggs to create a much larger population is a very short time. So even if the immediate number doesn’t seem too bad, remember that ignoring a small fly problem can easily lead to a larger fly problem later.

Methods of Fly Control

So in order to keep all of these problems to a minimum, you should take fly control seriously. Sticky traps and strips are handy as they work continuously and quickly in the background. Sprays are a little less pleasant to use, since they spread chemicals around in the air (definitely not suitable to eating establishments). For a more long-term solution, electronic units can be installed that quietly and effectively attract and kill flies indoors.

You can also do a little prevention by keeping all garbage tightly covered and having good screens on your windows. Keeping flies out in the first place can be a big help.

However you decide to deal with your fly population, there are many reasons why a good system or product should be looked into.