Flies will invade your space looking for moisture, food and a place to breed. You can help keep them away by regularly emptying your trash bins and cleaning them out thoroughly. It is also a good idea to keep the lid on your outdoor trash bins closed. Keeping your trash bins free of food scraps and rotting meat will help keep them out.
Flies are drawn to certain colors, especially red and yellow. They are also drawn to the smell of humans. This is because they use the smell of humans to find prey and lay eggs. However, despite their attraction to humans, flies still lay their eggs on people and dogs. This is not good news for those who do not want to deal with flies and would prefer to avoid them altogether.
Flies feed on decaying organic matter, which is why you should keep your garbage bins clean and dry. Don’t leave dead animals and garbage out as this can attract flies and attract them. Make sure to clean your kitchen and bathrooms as well. This will reduce the amount of organic matter available for them to breed.
You can also use natural solutions to keep flies away from your home. Many herbs found in gardens are beneficial in repelling them. You can use marigold, basil and bay leaves to deter them. Likewise, if you have pets, you can protect them by covering their feces with a sticky pad. This way, the flies won’t get attracted to the smell of your pet’s feces.