Do You Have Fruit Flies?
Read up on your fruit fly facts and find out
You probably see flies all the time, particularly if you spend time outdoors. They are common pests when it comes to events like picnics and family reunions, buzzing around the food, landing on plates, and hovering around the garbage. While they are certainly not attractive and they can be a bother, there's a wider concern when it comes to flies and their control: disease.
The most common flies are known as filth flies. They are called that because they like to hover around and feed off of piles of garbage, dead animals or animal dung. That's why they bring about health risks. They feed on these things and then get bacteria and other dangerous material on their feet and legs. When they land on your food, they immediately spit saliva to dissolve part of the food in order to eat it and the defecate. So, if a fly lands on your hot dog, you shouldn't eat it!
If you think that you have a fly problem then call in the fly control experts at Western Exterminator by calling 800-937-8398 or using the online form to schedule an appointment.
There are several kinds of flies you might find and they almost all bring health risks.
The most common types of flies include:
Common House Fly - big black flies with red eyes that are probably the ones you see around your home most often. If you see flies on walls, ceilings, tables and other things, it’s probably this kind of fly. They carry a lot of diseases and love human food.
Blow Fly - flies with brilliant metallic finishes of blue, green, brass and black. Often the first to arrive on a fresh kill, they love to eat roadkill and that brings about bacteria.
Fruit Fly - despite the name, these flies like all forms of food and even like vinegar. They carry all kinds of bacteria that can contaminate the food you eat.
Our professional fly control and prevention specialists take an integrated pest management approach. While we have techniques and treatments that will eliminate the fly infestation, it doesn’t do much good if you haven’t gotten rid of the reason they showed up in the first place. We know how to get rid of flies so that you can enjoy your home without the concern of removal.
A Western Exterminator Technician will track down the reasons why the flies are in your home. Perhaps there is a garbage dumpster placed too close to the home. There might be an animal that got into your home and died, creating a breeding ground for flesh flies.
We’ll find the reason and remove the eggs, adults and breeding areas and seal up access points.
At Western Exterminator Company, we will do everything we can to make sure that flies are removed from your property. We will also do all we can to prevent them from returning. Schedule an appointment online or call today at 800-937-8398.
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