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House Flies

House Flies

Identifying House Fly Problems

Common house flies (Musca domestica) are 3/16” to 5/16” long. They are a light gray color with four (4) distinct black stripes on the back of the thorax. The head is dominated by large red-brown eyes surrounded with a light gold stripe. The larvae or maggots are spindle shaped and creamy white. They change into brown seed like puparium in which they metamorphose into adults.

Locating House Fly Infestations

House fly infestations lay their eggs into rotting, fermenting organic matter, such as garbage, manure and soil contaminated with liquid organic matter. The eggs hatch within a day and the larvae burrow into the breeding material. House fly problems can finish their development in as little as three (3) days, at which time they migrate to drier portions of material in which they are developing. This explains why we sometimes see maggots crawling out of the area in which they are laid, or pupal cases found outside of the food source. House fly infestations feed on a variety of liquid materials and solid foods, which they liquefy with regurgitated fluids. House fly problems have been associated with filth-related diseases.

Questions To Ask About House Fly Problems

  • Where are you seeing them?
  • How often do you take out your garbage? 
  • When did you last wash-out your garbage cans?
  • Have you seen worm-like maggots crawling around garbage cans?  
  • Where do you discard your grass clippings? 
  • Do you have a dog? 
  • Do you have a small baby?

House Fly Infestation Inspection Tips

Pay particular attention to garbage areas and areas where yard waste is discarded, or compost is stored. Look for pet areas and determine the manner in which pet droppings are handled. Make sure garbage is being discarded on a regular basis; accumulated garbage is a good breeding site. How are dirty diapers (if any) being handled?

How to Get Rid of House Fly Problems

Getting rid of house flies can be tricky since they tend to build their nests in unique places. Our green house fly control experts will assess the house fly problem and any house fly damage prior to using house fly control plan, providing you with peace of mind when it comes to these potential unwelcome house fly infestations. And because Critter Control Eco-Wise™ Pest Services’ methods for house fly control are environmentally friendly and organic, there is no concern for your family and pets.

Critter Control Eco-Wise™ Pest Services has the knowledge, equipment, and skills to take care of all your house fly problems and will show you how to get rid of house flies for good! Call today: 1-877-ECO-WISE

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