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How to Clean Fly Poop off Walls

There’s no denying that flies are annoying insects. We can bet that you hate it when they buzz in your ear or your space, but imagine them pooping on your wall and other surfaces around your home. Tragic to say the least!

Anyway, disgust and frustration won’t take care of the problem. Instead, you want to face the problem and ideally eliminate it forever. But, just how do you clean fly poop off your wall? In this article, we are going to help you do that, but let us start by identifying the problem and what it looks like.

What Does Fly Poop Look Like?

To eliminate fly poop from your space, you need to know what it looks like. Well, if you see tiny black or dark spots on your surfaces, chances are that you are looking at fly poop. These spots may also be individual or clustered. 

The poop may also be in different shapes and sizes depending on the kind of fly responsible for pooping. Either way, you can expect to see a lot of oblong-shaped dots that are bumpy and slightly raised.

Is it Something to be Worried About?

Now, should you worry about fly poop, or is completely harmless? Essentially, fly poop is often not a cause for concern, but it could also mean that your home is infested, which could turn out to be a health hazard.

These insects are known to carry viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. Of course, they can spread the same and ultimately cause diarrhea, typhoid, or even food poisoning.  Therefore, if you realize that there are large clusters of fly poop in your space, it would be best to take prompt action and get rid of them to avoid serious issues down the line.

Besides, if you or someone in your home has allergies or respiratory conditions like asthma, fly poop is likely to trigger attacks. The more reason why you should clean it and get rid of it forever.

There’s also the other issue of tiny dark dots whether individual or clustered being an eyesore on your walls. It can make you look like an unsanitary and careless person, and if you have OCD, then you can rest assured that you will be bothered until you take care of the problem.

Now, while fly poop is not always a reason to be alarmed, you want to make it a point to prevent an infestation. In the event that you already have one, you need to be vigilant and clean up all the areas where you notice poop fly. This will save you health issues in the long run and protect your reputation as you won’t appear to be an unhygienic person.

Can you Stop Fly Poop?

As previously mentioned, fly specks or fly poop can be unsightly and unhygienic. However, there are measures you can put in place to diminish the chances of these pesky insects invading your home and leaving their poop behind.

  1. Ensure that your home is always clean by regularly wiping your countertops, floors, walls and other surfaces. This will keep the accumulation of debris at bay which attracts flies.
  2. Dispose of your garbage properly by tightly sealing it and emptying it often. Flies are attracted to garbage so carelessly keeping it and not disposing of it is an open invitation to them.
  3. Close off any spaces that you think could be entry points. It could be cracks or holes in your walls, windows, or doors.
  4. Make use of fly traps to catch the insects and ultimately prevent them from multiplying in your home. You can also use natural repellents like eucalyptus and peppermint oil.
  5. Finally, you want to put up screens on your doors and windows to prevent flies from getting you’re your home in the first place.

By putting the aforementioned measures in place, you can reduce the chances of having a fly infestation in your home as well as the amount of droppings the insects may leave behind. However, if your home is already infested, you may want to go the extra mile and call a professional to do the job.

How to Remove Fly Poop from Your Wall

The following steps will help you eliminate fly specks from your wall.

  1. Begin by swiping a paper towel or dry piece of cloth over your wall. The poop should be dry otherwise it will smear and be harder to remove.
  2. Get a piece of cloth and dampen it with soapy water. Start rubbing the surface to eliminate any remaining droppings. If the poop still hasn’t cleared, you can use a sponge or a scrub brush that is not as abrasive.
  3. At this point, the fly poop will be loose and all you need to do is rinse your surface with water and dry it up with a clean towel.
  4. In case your wall is stained, you can use a vinegar and water mixture to remove the stains. If that doesn’t work, consider using a store-bought solution that is more potent.

You also want to address what it causing an infestation to prevent this from happening again. Scour your home for any cracks on windows, doors, or walls as well as standing water that may attract flies. If you have a large infestation, you may have to enlist the services of a professional pest control expert.

Removing Fly Poop from Fabric

What happens if the flies pooped on your clothes, carpet, or upholstery? Of course, you can clean that up as well and the good news is that it is not hard to do.

  1. First, you want to dry brush the spot where the poop is. However, the poop has to be dry otherwise you will make things worse by smearing it.
  2. Next, you want to use a damp cloth to blot the affected area. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the fabric as it can get damaged. This should get rid of the stain, but in case it doesn’t, use a water and vinegar solution to blot the stain until it is non-existent.
  3. After that, rinse the spot with clean water to wash off the vinegar solution. If you are removing stains from clothes, you can toss them into the washer and finally allow them to air dry.

For fabrics though, always check the care label to avoid damaging them in a bid to remove stains.