• Flies breed in all kinds of filth including manure, decayed vegetation or garbage
  • Insecticides, fly lights, and fly traps can be used to kill an existing fly population
  • For long term results, proper sanitation is critical
  • The goal of sanitation in to remove and prevent and medium where fly larvae will develop such as garbage, animal waste, decaying vegetation, or poorly drained areas

Steps that can be taken to prevent fly infestations:

  • Keep garbage cans and dumpsters clean
  • Pick up pet waste in yard
  • Remove carcasses of dead animals such as rodents and birds
  • Do not overwater indoor plants
  • Keep outdoor areas clean by removing decaying plant matter and soiled bedding
  • Keep drains free of scum buildup and standing water

For more information on flies and fly prevention:

Fly problems are dealt with on a service request basis. In most cases fly problems involve a sanitation problem. Staff will provide on-site assessment, recommend actions necessary to reduce the breeding problem, and treat the area as necessary.