Finding the best solution for flies in your home is not always easy. However, we are here to help by educating our customers and providing professional solutions to fly problems. When you’re trying to figure out the best remedy, being able to understand the behavior, reproduction cycles, and preferred environments of flies is essential.
Flies: Disease & Food Go Hand-in-Hand
The Latin name for flies is Diptera, and they are typically considered a nuisance because of the diseases they carry. Because they tend to enjoy eating garbage and decaying meats, they spread pathogens to humans easily. Altogether, there are over 10,000 species of flies in America, and they can be found anywhere. While most flies live for only a week, others can live up to a year.
What diseases do flies carry?
- Flies are known for spreading diseases such as hepatitis, typhoid, dysentery, and cholera. They also carry other dangerous bacteria such as E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Salmonella.
While a fruit fly may be attracted to rotting fruit or sweet substances, other flies are naturally drawn to rotting meat (usually dead rodents) and feces. In general, you can expect flies to be attracted to moist and organic materials of any kind. Finding what the fly is feeding on is key to removing it from a particular environment.
Reproduction for flies involves four phases. They begin as eggs, go through a larval period, develop into a pupa, and eventually become adults. During the larval period, they are known as maggots. A female that is fertilized will lay eggs in areas with a potential food supply for the grubs. Once they have eaten plenty of organic material, they will enter the pupa stage in a dry environment. Most of the time, the whole process will take about 14 days. Within a matter of weeks, over one million offspring can be produced.
Interesting fact: Adult flies live the longest during the warm months of the year.
Regular Pest Control Will Prevent Problems With Your Pets/Animals
Fixing your fly problem will often call for the expertise of a pest professional. This is especially true if you have farm animals or pets. When an animal has an infection or other wound, flies can be particularly ruthless. Animal owners have lots of trouble with fly problems since they can lead to health issues in their animals that end in expensive vet bills.
Eliminate flies from your home at once
At Fortified Pest Management, we have the tools and experience necessary to get rid of flies in your home. Unlike other companies performing similar services, we have a different approach to figuring out the problem and taking care of the issue. Mainly, we seek environmentally safe methods for each customer. In most cases, a product or solution that is safe for the environment is also better for human beings. This is also a great way to prevent pests from forming a resistance to pesticides. To put your fly problem to rest, give us a call, and we’ll make sure your home is pest-free: (702) 879-4007.