Fly Control in Your Home

Say goodbye to this filthy pest.

About Flies

Flies have a single set of wings, six legs and mouthparts ideal for sponging up food. Common species, such as the house fly, also have bright red eyes and hairs along their bodies. Most flies are smaller than 1/4 of an inch.

There’s no doubt that flies and their buzzing cause annoyance, but they also pose a real health threat. Each time flies land on a surface, they leave behind bacteria-laden materials that can transmit dangerous diseases such as E.coli, Salmonella typhi, Shigella and Staphylococcus. Flies can also signify a larger sanitation issue that needs to be addressed.

  • Nuisance
  • Transmit dangerous bacteria
  • Signify a sanitation issue
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Common Fly Species

The three most common species of flies indoors are the house fly, drain fly and fruit fly (drosophilid). House flies breed in decaying matter and can be found around trashcans. They feed on sewage, garbage and rotten produce. Drain flies are found in bathrooms and kitchens, as they breed in drain build-up and sewage. Fruit flies are typically around fresh garbage or ripening fruit. These pests breed in rotting vegetables and fruit, as well as drains.

How to Prevent Flies

Cleanliness and exclusion are key to preventing flies and fly reproduction. Ensure all trash bins have tight-fitting lids and clean your drain pipes regularly with a bristle bush to help prevent buildup. Pooling water, lawn clippings and other organic matter should be removed from your yard quickly to help prevent breeding. To avoid flies entering your home, caulk any cracks around doors and windows and make sure screens fit properly without tears.
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New York, NY