The most common indoor flies are cluster flies, house flies, small vinegar flies and fungus gnats. Most indoor flies range from 1/16” to 1/4” long. Custer flies are an overwintering pest and need to be professionally controlled in the late summer. The house fly and fruit fly can spread disease and transfer pathogens. The female house fly can lay several batches of 100-150 eggs. Complete development can take as little as 7 days.
Can flies harm me?
Flies do not sting but have been associated with the spreading of foodborne illnesses such as Salmonella, E.coli, Shigella, Campylobacter, Enterococcus and other diseases.
Do flies cause damage?
Flies have not been known to cause structural damage.
What can I do?
Good sanitation and proper exclusion such as tight screens and seals are a few things that home owner can do to prevent flies from entering structures. To reduce house flies and blow flies make sure you have tight covers on your garbage cans and frequent waste removal to prevent flies from breading. In addition, if you encounter small vinegar flies, make sure you remove breading sources such as old trash and ripened fruit. When dealing with cluster flies it is time to call a professional!
Why contact Terminator Pest Control?
The best prevention for most flies is to have your home treated by Terminator Pest Control throughout the summer months. We will work with you in developing a plan to control your fly infestation. We will also make recommendations on what you can do to prevent further infestations.