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What are some tips for getting rid of flies?

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To get rid of flies, a person should create fly traps, clean and seal the area and add natural predators to the area that prey on flies. Pesticides can also be helpful, although these can have negative consequences for pets and people living in the home.

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What are some tips for getting rid of flies?
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One of the simplest steps that a person can take to eliminate flies and other pests is to keep the house clean. Any food items should be put away in cupboards or in the refrigerator. If food is left out for any reason, then it is best to cover it.

Another step involves sealing the home by caulking any visible cracks and ensuring that there are screens to cover every window or vent. Screens can help keep flies from entering the home.

Fly traps can be either created or purchased, but work by trapping flies and then killing them. They require frequent emptying but are a great way to eliminate files that have already made their way into the home.

When flies are in abundance outdoors, adding new animals and plants can help keep flies away. Choose animal and plant species that prey on flies such as lizards, dragonflies, spiders and fly-eating plants. Plants can also be added indoors.

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