Flies are a nuisance. Having flies buzzing around your home is not only a nuisance, however. According to research, flies may spread up to 65 different diseases to humans. Diseases that flies can transmit to humans include cholera, dysentery, anthrax, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, and more. The means by which these dirty pests bring diseases into your home are varied, but it has to do with the activity and biological condition of flies.
Where Flies Congregate
Flies are drawn to the dirtiest of places. They tend to visit trash cans, dumpsters, garbage and compost piles, fecal matter, animal sores that may be oozing, and rotting matter of all sorts. They feed on decaying flesh, sputum, and other things too foul to mention.
How Flies Spread Disease
When flies land, this matter sticks to their “feet,” which are naturally sticky so they can remain attached to vertical surfaces and stand while upside down. They also regurgitate and eliminate where they come to rest. So when a fly lands inside your home, it transports nearly invisible disease-ridden matter.
Reproductive Habits of Flies
Flies reproduce by laying eggs. They prefer to lay eggs in the places where they eat, including fecal waste, garbage pails, and rotting meat and fish. The eggs hatch into maggots, which grow into more flies, and the cycle continues.
Thankfully, pest management professionals use pest control methods that can eliminate this dangerous household nuisance. This pest control system is a comprehensive action plan that can not only get rid of existing flies, but also prevent flies from living inside your home. The following are some of the ways that pest control professionals combat flies.
The first defense against fly infestation can be practiced by the astute homeowner. Since flies are attracted to filth and unsanitary conditions, keeping your home and surrounding property as clean as possible will make your household uninviting to flies. For details about which areas of your house need particular attention, consult with a pest management professional.
The second line of defense against flies in the home is excluding them from the house in the first place. Installing screens on windows and doors is only one part of the solution. All cracks and openings around electrical and plumbing conduits should be sealed because flies can gain entry through the tiniest of openings.
Static control of flies refers to non-chemical pest control that your pest management professional can supply for you. This includes but is not limited to fly traps, fly paper, and insect light traps. Your pest management professional can advise you on how to use these static control methods most effectively in your situation.
Of course, one of the fastest and most effective means of getting rid of flies is to use chemical control. In the hands of qualified pest management professionals, chemical control can rid your home of any level of fly infestation. Following strict guidelines regarding use, these chemicals can be safely used in the home.
For the safety and health of your family, avoid the use of over-the-counter chemical pest control products. Let a pest management professional treat the problem in a way that will be safe for you and your family members. A pest management professional who comes to your home for an evaluation will also provide valuable advice about steps you can take to avoid nuisance flies in the future.
For more information about how Bain Pest Control can help rid your home or business of pests, contact us today!