Steps to prevent pests from entering homes or businesses


June 19, 2024


Matt Remmen

Matt Remmen

PMPs can treat flies and other outdoor invaders with sprays and baits, but to prevent callbacks, it’s important to educate customers about steps they can take to keep pests from entering their homes or businesses. Other tips for effective control include:

▶ Eliminate attractive odors. Whether it’s from the grill, the trash or the dog, flies are attracted to smells. Remind customers to be vigilant about keeping the property maintained both inside and outside.

▶ Keep the pests outside. Explain to customers that flies are always looking for ways to come inside. While it’s tempting to let in the nice weather this time of year, the way to keep flies out of the house is to keep screens in place and doors shut. If windows do not have screens, customers should keep the windows sealed.

▶ Pay attention to the surrounding areas. Oftentimes, flies will wander onto the property from nearby sources. Look beyond the immediate property for places where flies might originate, such as a farm or restaurant. If a property is near these sources, customers can work with adjacent home and business owners to mitigate flies, so everyone wins.


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Matt Remmen is senior technical market development manager for Envu Professional Pest Management.

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