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House Fly Control

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House Fly Mankind’s curse and tormentors! When referencing anything gross in culture, typically you will find flies associated with that certain something. Why is that? Does the fly have some kind of bum rap? Nope! As one of the most highly effective vectors of disease transmission, flies have a right to be disliked. Have trash? They’ll take it. Old rotting meat? Sounds great! What about animal poop? They LOVE it.

How did I get these things? You’ve got something they want – a nursery. Rather than a quiet suburb of a major city, the house fly’s picturesque delivery ward is either that pile of fish heads you placed in the trash, a freshly installed dog poop castle or (and this one even grosses us out) that dead raccoon on the edge of the road. Flies need some kind of organic material to deposit their young in, as maggots can only survive on this type of material.

What can I do to help? Make sure that areas of your home are not going to provide harborage for flies. Clean garbage cans, make sure poop is scooped immediately, and if you’ve caught wind of a funny scent inside your home that you can’t place (i.e., something dead), contact a professional to have it checked out. But even more important, our experienced technicians will be able to inform you of potential breeding sites (inside and out) that you might not even be aware of.

Is there any way to get rid of them? While the initial reaction may be to handle it on your own, think of it this way: if your fly problem has been around for 2 days, maggots will usually hatch in about 7 ½ hours after being laid. That means your problem is about to double in size. So before the problem gets out of hand call us here at Budget Pest Control, Inc to speak about our House Fly Control.

Call Budget Pest Control 24/7 After a chat with one of our friendly, informative office personnel you will be armed with an estimate and all your questions about our House Fly Control answered. Our service trucks are fully stocked with the latest equipment and products designed to provide safe & effective treatments on your home. And better yet, our certified technicians can be out there in a jiffy 7 days a week!

Stats

House flies are small black insects that are from 1/8th of an inch to ¼ of an inch in length. They do not bite but instead suck liquids through their mouthparts to get nutrition. They have a set of wings and relatively large eyes located at the front of their head.

Did You Know?

  • House flies can be extremely detrimental to human health spreading many diseases like anthrax, cholera, dysentery and typhoid fever.
  • House flies feed on any kind of decaying matter but their favorite is horse excrement.
  • House Flies usually don’t venture more than 2 miles away from where they were born.

Myths & Facts

Myth: House flies bite and transmit disease through that medium.
Fact: House flies don’t bite but they do regularly transmit several serious diseases to human beings.

Myth: House flies vomit every time they land.
Fact: House fly actually spit saliva onto potential food then suck it up through a straw like apparatus.

Signs of An Infestation

  • The presence of flies within the home is a good sign to follow for an infestation.
  • Waste products around the home increase the chance of a house fly infestation.


House fly overhead
House Fly Wing Detail
Maggot feeding
House fly on wall surface
Maggot in banana

House Flies in shower stall
House fly life cycle
House fly eyes
Maggots in natural material
Maggots