Fly Pest Control & Exterminators
Fly species range from the common housefly to the drain fly and fungus gnat. They are generally harmless but have the potential to contaminate food and transmit diseases because they thrive on decaying food, waste, and garbage. They can also proliferate rapidly with some species maturing from egg to adult in just ten days. This life cycle can cause a small fly problem to escalate into a full-blown infestation quickly. Sanitation and exclusion are the first steps to effectively manage a fly problem. Once these steps are taken, the use of strategically applied insecticides and traps can be used to eliminate these pests. If you are dealing with a fly infestation, contact Absolute Pest Management for a customized and effective treatment plan.
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Fly Treatment Options
Sanitation is the primary step in ensuring flies are kept under control. Flies look for food and decaying matter to feed on and lay eggs in. By eliminating sources that attract flies, fly populations can be kept under control. Be sure to wipe down dirty surfaces, take out the trash, and do the dishes to help keep a space fly free.
Fly traps are an effective method of treating flies. Most traps use pheromones, odors, or lights to attract flies. Some use an adhesive surface to stick to flies as they land while others use a sealed container with a one way opening which prevents flies from leaving.
Insecticides derived from chrysanthemums can kill flies on contact. Even without direct contact, these pesticides can be applied to surfaces where the flies will land and become infected.
Drains contain rotting organic waste that attract certain species of flies. Certain drain cleaners can help breaks down that organic waste which can help eliminate both food sources and breeding sites for flies.
Risks Associated with Flies
One of the primary concerns with flies lies in their search for garbage and other decaying or rotting materials to feed on. Flies’ appetite for these types of foods exposes them to bacteria and disease which indirectly poses a threat to humans. As they land on food that we consume, they contaminate our food sources with diseases like e. coli, salmonella, and other food borne illnesses. They also turn our waste bins into breeding grounds because flies lay their eggs where there are available resources for their brood of maggots.
Types of Flies
These tiny insects are roughly about an 1/8 inch. They are attracted to decaying fruits and vegetables and are seen hovering around fruit that has been left out, trash cans, and drains. They breed and reach maturity fast which makes them a serious nuisance.
House flies are the most common and recognizable species. They are black and between 1/4 to 1/2 inch long. Their life cycle is short, with adults living up to four weeks but they breed quickly. They feed on decaying matter and are commonly found near trash and dumpsters.
They are also known as grass or attic flies and they become much more prevalent in late fall when they try and escape colder temperatures. These insects have distinctive stripes behind their head and measure about 1/4 inch long.
These flies generally have a shiny green, blue, or brown hue. They are often associated with roadkill and dead animals as their eggs are laid in rotting flesh.
These flies measure just under 1/4 inch and thrive in the sludge inside sink drains. Their fuzzy appearance often leads them to be mistaken for moths. While they don’t bite, their presence in large numbers can be bothersome.
Fungus gnats are tiny insects that feed on mold and fungus that grow on house plants and grow inside decaying mulch and fungus-rich soil.
Absolute’s Pest Free Process
Our process begins with a thorough inspection of your property. Our experienced technicians identify the types of pests present, their breeding grounds, and potential entry points, allowing us to understand the extent of the infestation.
Based on the inspection findings, we develop a customized treatment plan. This could involve the use of environmentally friendly pesticides, traps, or other methods, all designed to effectively eliminate the pests from your property.
After the treatment, we focus on pest prevention, which involves educating clients on how to minimize future pest problems and making your property less attractive to pests. This step is crucial in preventing future infestations.
We stand by our service guarantee and follow up on our treatments to ensure the effectiveness of our work. This allows us to make any necessary adjustments and verify that your rat problem has been thoroughly resolved.
The final step is regular maintenance. We provide ongoing services to ensure that your property remains pest-free. This includes periodic inspections and treatments as necessary, giving you peace of mind knowing that your home is protected from pests.
Signs of a Fly Infestation
A significant increase in how many adult flies are indoors can indicate a fly infestation.
Finding maggots signifies active breeding by fly populations. This is commonly found in trash cans and over exposed food.
Overwhelming Smell of Decay
Flies will sometimes appear in large numbers seemingly out of nowhere with no other indicators other than an off-putting smell. This could indicate something has died inside of a wall cavity and the emerging flies are all being hatched on a decomposing body.
Absolute Pest Management Guarantee
Effective fly treatment designed to last
Guaranteed to remove flies in and around your home
Prompt service that will return if treatments are not 100% effective
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From day one we have been very happy with the detailed inspections of our home and landscape. Josh, our current technician is a great customer service representative. Easy communication and thorough. We appreciate the detailed summary of service and list of applied products provided after each visit. No pest control issues!
They’ve been coming by for almost a year with easy-to-book quarterly appointments. At the beginning, since I had just moved in to a new house, it required a few reservice appointments. They quickly added me to the schedule and didn’t give me any hassle about coming back. Everyone has been friendly!
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What is the best way to get rid of flies?
Pest control professionals address fly infestations by eliminating breeding grounds, any decomposing organic material, and standing water. Afterwards, they use a combination of sanitation practices, specific insecticides, and traps to help keep fly populations under control
What is the best control for flies?
The best pest control for flies involves a combination of preventive sanitation practices and using fly traps and insecticides tailored to different fly species. It’s also important to secure homes with mesh screens on windows and doors which can prevent flies from entering indoor spaces.
How do I get rid of house flies indoors?
Start by removing any potential breeding grounds, like trash and dirty dishes to eliminate immature fly larvae. Use fly traps to capture any adult flies. Then ensure windows and doors are properly sealed or screened to prevent more flies from entering.