Flies are not just a bothersome household pest – they can also spread dangerous diseases. These nuisance pests that can be difficulty to control due to environmental factors and because of how quickly they can breed and lay eggs in the right conditions. For property fly pest control to be effective, it is critical to deal with the conducive conditions for fly breeding. With proper sanitation and waste management and structural modification, flies can be effectively reduced. In situations where flies are an ongoing problem, it is advisable to schedule a fly control service.

NPMA house fly

Filth Flies Spread Disease

The house fly is a variety of filth fly and filth flies are commonly associated with the spread of diseases and pathogens, especially diarrheal illness. Because the filth fly is a flying insect, they can carry pathogens from one location to the next and can transfer disease to human food. Since flies can only consume liquid foods, they must regurgitate solid food back on to their landing surface and suck the food back up that they have liquefied. Flies can also contaminate food by defecating on it while feeding. A fly problem can easily develop when flies have unrestricted access to human and animal waste, garbage, trash and rotting organic debris. Exterior fly breeding sites may be difficult to determine because the adult flies may fly some distance from the larval source.

Fly Breeding Sites

Fly problems are likely to increase in hot and humid weather conditions because high temperatures speed up the hatching of fly eggs. Flies go through a complete metamorphosis, including the following four stages: egg, larva, pupa, adult. A female fly can lay a between 5-6 batches of 75-150 eggs each batch. Common fly breeding sites include: horse manure, human waste, cow manure, fermented vegetables, dumpsters and household garbage.

Fly Control Service Prevention Tips

NPMA recommends that homeowners follow these tips to help prevent house flies in their own homes:

  • Keep kitchen trash in sealed containers and the receptacles as clean as possible.
  • Dispose of waste regularly and keep away from your home.
  • Be aware of sources of excessive moisture.
  • Keep counters and surfaces clean.
  • Prevent home access by keeping doors, windows and vents closed when possible.
  • Properly screen windows and seal potential entryways, repairing any rips or tears in screens.
  • If you have dogs, horses or other animals near the home, remove animal waste from the yard and surrounding areas.
  • For an uncontrolled house fly population, contact a licensed pest professional.

Fly Control Service Hemet

AmeriGuard Pest Defense offers a fly control service in Hemet and surrounding areas within Southwest Riverside County. We will use baiting techniques to reduce flies in and around your home or business. For most fly control services, a free quote can be provided over the phone by calling our office at (951) 652-0505. We look forward to assisting you with all of your fly control service needs.