House Flies, sometimes known as a Filth Fly are nuisance, non-biting pests that have a world-wide distribution and are known for contaminating food and spreading serious diseases to people. The most common filth fly species that people come into contact with is the house fly. House flies are dull gray in color and are about 1/8th-1/4 of an inch in length. They have black vertical lines on the top of their bodies; adults have one silver stripe and one gold stripe on their face. Other common species of filth flies include: blow flies, bottle flies, flesh flies, and soldier flies.
Why do I have them?
Filth flies are attracted to properties that provide them with ample areas to breed and feed. Things that attract filth flies include manure piles, animal carcasses, garbage, compost piles, and areas of excess moisture. Filth flies typically enter homes through open doors and windows, spaces around doors and windows, and torn screens as they forage for additional food sources.
Are they dangerous?
Filth flies are very dangerous to the health and safety of you and your family but not to the structure of your property. House flies spend their time landing and feeding on garbage, animal feces, and even carcasses. All before flying into your home through open windows, a screen door, or following you inside to land on that apple pie you just pulled from the oven. Or maybe they land on those berries you just washed and layed out for your family.
Over 65 dangerous diseases can be present on a House fly body and legs, and if introduced into your home, could make anyone living in it sick.
How Do You Get rid of flies?
Do-it-yourself filth fly control is not recommended. House flies are are very hard to control because they breed very quick and hide in hard to reach areas of your home. Our technicians are trained to find the infestation and eliminate the all fly species, face flies, filth flies and small flies. If this procedure is not performed professionally, house fly infestations will continue to happen and be present. Let Flea Master professionally handle your house fly infestation. Contact us today and we will address and have a plan for you as quickly as possible.
How soon can you get there?
Flea Master Pest Control Solutions knows how stressful fly problems can be for home and business owners. We are committed to helping our customers control and eliminate pest problems as quickly as possible, and in most instances Flea Master Technicians are able to respond to service requests the same day or the very next day.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, our technicians use the least amount of material possible to solve your pest problem whether that is using natural products, baits, or conventional products.
During interior or exterior treatment of your targeted infestation, our pest management professionals wear proper equipment from airborne chemicals from drifting on them. Plants are safe. We ask you to refrain pet contact for 30 minutes to one hour after treatment. After the chemicals have dried, it is safe for pets.
At Flea Master Pest Control Solutions our conventional products are EPA registered and approved providing safe treatment to you, your family and pets and your home. Call or contact us online today for more information on a nasty house fly treatment and our maintenance program.
How can I prevent this in the future?
Practices of good cleaning and sanitation in and around your home is the best action for a solid defense against flies.
- Any pets in or outside your home or business should also have a regular cleanup.
- All waste needs disposal on a daily basis.
- Keep any compost piles a reasonable distance from the exterior of your property.
- Empty indoor trash cans regualarly.
- Make sure outdoor dumpsters have tight fitting lids that are secured until garbage pick-up day.
- Store food in sealed containers with tight fitting lids or in the refrigerator; do not store food on kitchen tables or counters.
- Regularly vacuum and clean up crumbs and spills.
It is also a good idea to make sure that all screens are intact and to caulk spaces found around exterior windows and doors. Both will help to prevent house flies from making their way inside your