Is Your Fly Swatter Not Working?

Are flies driving you crazy?

Flies are annoying and just plain gross. They can multiply in a matter of hours and carry a large variety of diseases. If your fly swatter isn’t doing the trick, it might be time to seek professional help.

If you think you might have a fly problem, the first step is to call for an inspection. Call Now: (321) 499-9114 or fill out our contact form.

The house fly is the most common species of fly in the world. Yes, that’s right, everyone from France to San Diego shares your frustration. According to Pest World, flies are attracted to environments that are 83 degrees Fahrenheit. In the winter, this means they’re attracted to your warm home and in the scorching heat of summer, they’re drawn to cool places like your garage. Once in an optimal environment, flies search for dirty areas to lay eggs. Once laid, these eggs can hatch in only 12 to 24 hours. In a female fly’s lifetime, she can hatch between 350 and 900 eggs. This can cause a huge problem if she decides to cozy up to a trashcan in your home.

Flies are annoying, but are they dangerous?

Flies don’t sting or bite, but they can transfer a variety of diseases. According to the World Health Organization, flies carry diseases on their bodies and in their stomachs. That means when they land on your plate, they can transmit whatever bacteria they touched on your trashcan. Yuck!

How can I prevent fly infestation?

Pest World suggests taking three steps to prevent flies from infesting your home:

  1. Take out your trash quickly and regularly. Garbage is a welcome host for flies. 
  2. Clean up pet waste immediately to prevent flies from laying eggs in it.
  3. Install mesh screens on all windows to prevent flies and other pests from entering.

How Does Green Wing treat fly Infestations?

Our certified operators will come out to the property and recommend the areas or the source of the problem that needs to be addressed. For example, there may be pet waste, garbage cans or standing water that may be drawing in flies. Eliminating the source most of the time will resolve the issue depending on the fly. We can also treat flies with fly baits or sprays to control the problem.

Luckily, these pests can be controlled starting with the first visit. Click here to learn more about our process. We create a follow-up schedule for your home or business to keep these pests at bay. Life is good pest-free! 

Your bug guy,

Jeff Daniels