There are many species of flies out there and they all have three things in common. They’re annoying, they’re disgusting and they can pose serious health hazards. In this article, we’ll go over some general tips and things to look out for, so you’ll have a leg up on fly control.
I’m Jason with Valley Pest Control Services. If you’re new to us. we create these articles to help educate people like you about DIY pest control and services. If you want to learn more or you want the right products for effective fly control, please feel free at any time to get in touch. When you hear the word fly, you’re probably thinking of the common housefly but there are many different flies buzzing around such as fruit flies, house flies, midges, blowflies, horse flies or even drain flies. The tricky thing with fly control is that a lot of different fly types require different control products and techniques. An insecticide you might use for horse flies might not be effective against fruit flies so it’s crucial you know which fly you have, so today I’ll go over some tips on how to identify one fly over the other and some general steps you can take to put a dent in your fly infestation!
If you know which file you have, then visit our web site where you can find categories for common flies with in-depth guides and recommended professional pest products to get rid of them. It can be hard knowing which fly you have so a good method of identifying them besides noting their appearance is to consider where you’ve been seeing them. Take the fruit flies in the forward flight they look similar with the eye colour differentiating the two of them because they’re tiny you might have a hard time telling which one you have so taken note as to where you’re seeing them is it flying around the fruit bowl then it’s likely a fruit fly. Maybe you’ve seen one of these pests buzzing around a potted plant then it’s more likely a forward fly attracted to moist and decaying material in the potting soil. Maybe you’ve seen an invasion of flies like something out of a horror movie, especially in an attic during winter or maybe around a window in spring…
… These are usually cluster flies and not house flies or if you’ve seen large shiny flies after getting a whiff of something terrible around the property then it could be – blowflies. These flies are usually an indication that something dead is close. By knowing what to look for it to positively identify flies, is crucial in getting effective fly control. Don’t forget to visit our web site main pages for help to identify your fly problem and to get your professional pest products. Though control methods can vary from fly to fly, the good news is there’s one powerful step that you can take that will make a significant impact. Against any fly, sanitation is key to reducing your fly problem. Flies love moisture and filth and as soon as they smell something rotting or decaying they’ll do whatever they can to get to it. The strong odours from filth and decay can attract flies from far away from signalling the perfect feeding and breeding grounds so you need to remove the filth and food sources that are attracting them.
Be sure to regularly take out the trash, keeping it sealed and do not let it sit and overflow. Make sure entry points into your house are sealed. Check around window screens, door thresholds and seal off any cracks and crevices. Keep bathrooms clean. Do not let mould and mildew set in. Keep kitchens clean, countertops clear, grease from stovetops and sweep or mop frequently. Seal fruits or vegetables in airtight containers and dispose of over-ripened fruit.
If you have pets, pick up or spray down dog poop and clean out cat litter every day. Reduce moisture around your home and property. Do not overwater plants address and fix poor drainage and repair leaky pipes.
These are just some of the things that you can do to control and prevent flies from infesting your home. For total control, you’ll also need a combination of professional pest products and insecticides so visit our other pages for help identifying your fly problem and find in-depth guides into each fly type and the professional products to control them. We 100% guarantee that the products and tips we offer, will help to get improve your specific fly problem and we offer same-day shipping or service to help you get control quickly.
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