Fly infestations can be a real hassle. While it’s tempting to blame your apartment’s hygiene standards for their presence, flies actually enter your apartment through gaps and ductwork. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to get rid of them.
First, flies need a source of food. When they enter a home, they smell the food. They then want to find an opening to feed on it and lay eggs. Since adults flies have short lives, they multiply quickly. This means that flies can quickly become a problem if left unchecked.
The best way to get rid of flies in your apartment is to maintain good sanitation. Make sure your garbage cans are free from garbage and rotting food. Make sure you clean them often. You should also use garbage cans far away from your home and close the lids tightly. Also, make sure your plastic bags are tightly sealed to help keep out flies.
Flies like decaying food, so make sure you throw out old fruit and vegetables. Also, don’t store fruit that is overripe. Fruit flies can also be attracted to juice boxes and soda cans, so dispose of them as soon as possible.