Flies typically breed in garbage, excrement of animals and humans, sewers, compost piles, and any other place where matter is decaying. This enables them to pick up various kinds of diseases which can be transmitted to people by biting or by landing on food, where the bacteria and viruses are released. Since flies are able to transmit disease so easily, it is necessary to seek insect control quickly. The diseases that they can carry include salmonella, yellow fever, encephalitis, dengue fever, and more.
How Flies Enter Your New Jersey or Pennsylvania Home
Flies are attracted to garbage, pet waste, dead carcasses and filth. They will enter your home through open doors and windows or holes in screen that enter into the home. Fruit flies will be brought home with an infested product at the grocery store. All flies have a rapid rate of growth and go from egg to adult in about seven days. Maggots are just one stage in the early development of a fly.
Flies Common to Your New Jersey or Pennsylvania Home
Fruit fly: These extremely small light colored flies are typically brought home with your fruit from the store. To control them you must be vigilant about taking out the trash and cleaning up spills around the kitchen area.
House fly: This is the most common fly found around the home. They are about a quarter of an inch in size and dark in color. They can spread disease around your home since they often land and feed on waste then transfer those germs onto your food or food surfaces.
Cluster fly: They are dark gray in color and bigger than a house fly. They fly to the sunny sides of buildings searching for a place to overwinter. They may come out in great numbers during the winter months inside of a home. The flies are considered a nuisance and are typically slow enough that you can swat them. If they appear indoors in large numbers contact a pest professional to work with you to control them.
Treatment of Flies
Properly controlling flies includes not only killing the adults, but also destroying their eggs and larvae. Sanitation is key and storing garbage in sealed containers and removing promptly from a home will help. Clean up spills promptly and keep countertops clean. Ensure that screens on doors and windows are in good condition and do not leave windows or doors ajar. Call a pest professional for quick and effective fly control around your home or business.