Flies are not only annoying. They can be dangerous. In some cases, they can even be lethal. They cause many diseases and are a nuisance in the house. Their population ls thrive where there is a lot of dead meat, rotting foods and heat. They can be controlled using pesticides. There are other means available too. Some of these methods are natural ones. Natural methods of fly control are much more effective and have their own benefits. They are also cost efficient and cost much less. The financial benefits are enough of a reason to opt for natural methods. Their residual effects are minimal or zero.
One of the major benefits of natural fly control is the effects on the environment and the environmentally friendly nature. They are not poisonous and do not affect the environment like conventional methods do. Pesticides are more effective. They are also quicker and can be obtained easily. But they leave a poisonous residue and kill other insects as well. Their environmental impact is far reaching and can last for years on end. They should only be used as a last resort.
One of the most common methods of good pest control is to keep the doors shut. The windows of the house should also be kept shit. This is especially important at those times of the day when insects are more likely to be prowling around. The same applies for every other opening that insects might be able to access when trying to enter the house. Insects that can fly are a bigger problem as they can enter homes through unprotected openings. Similarly, insects that love underground and have the ability to dig are also harder to deal with than those who cannot.
Another method of pest control that is natural is to keep foods covered. Most insects such as flies feed on open foods. They also reproduce in exposed foodstuffs by laying eggs inside them. The larvae which are commonly called maggots are produced from the eggs. For most fly species, their entire lifecycle is only a few days long. This makes them prolific at reproduction and means that they reproduce in large numbers. Most flies lay eggs numbering in the thousands. This is especially true for smaller species such as houseflies. This has ensured the survival mode flies over centuries.
Another common method of fly control is to introduce pets that eat flies. Chameleons are natural predators of small insects like flies. Many small insectivorous animals can be kept in the households to keep insect numbers in check. Examples include small geckos and some bird species. Many governments have introduced foreign species as a measure to fight against rapidly growing fly populations. This practice has gained a lot of popularity over the past decade.