Flies

What are flies?

True flies make up one of the largest groups of insects. They are persistent pests that won’t leave us alone, no matter how much we swat and slap at them. Unlike most insects with two pairs of wings, flies only have one pair of membranous wings; they also have large eyes and short antennae. Flies reproduce at a very high rate, making controlling them difficult. Some of the most common flies taking over our Denver properties include cluster flies, fruit flies, gnats, and house flies.

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Are flies dangerous?

Flies are a health risk and, therefore, not welcome in our homes. Flies are poor fliers, which means they take off and frequently land, allowing the spread of bacteria and diseases they carry on their bodies and legs. When flies get into our homes, they land, feed, and breed on the food we have stored, spreading things like salmonellosis, dysentery, and other diseases that cause vomiting and diarrhea. 

Why do I have a fly problem?

Flies move into homes, businesses, and other structures in a variety of ways. Once inside, they find suitable places to breed and feed, quickly increasing their population and becoming a huge nuisance.

The following is a list of the most common ways flies become a problem in your home.

  • Flies often move inside through open windows or doors, through cracks in the walls, or through vents and drains.
  • Decaying matter in drains often attracts flies; other things that attracts flies are rodents that may have died behind the walls in your home.
  • Some flies move into homes on produce purchased from the store infested with fly eggs or nymphs.
  • Some flies also like to overwinter indoors and find a way into attics or other warm sunny areas of a home to spend the cold winter months.

Where will I find flies?

You will find flies are most problematic when the weather is warm and optimal for fly eggs to develop into adults. Our yards often provide flies with many of the things they need to survive like gardens, trash cans, compost piles, pet excrement, standing water, and decaying vegetation.

If flies live, especially in large populations, close to our homes, they eventually find their way inside. Just opening the door to walk in or out of your home (a necessary task) can create a space that allows flies inside. Kitchen, bathrooms, basement, and other areas where there is water and food are where you are most likely to find flies.

How do I get rid of flies?

If you live in the Denver area and are experiencing fly problems, you need to make a beeline for Beeline Pest Control! We will solve your current fly problems through safe and eco-friendly treatments and implement quarterly services to prevent future problems with flies and other household pests. To learn more about ridding your home or business of annoying and dangerous flies, call today and speak with one of our professionals and receive a free quote!

How can I prevent flies in the future?

Prevent future problems with flies with the help of our easy and practical prevention tips:

  • Deny flies access into your home by repairing gaps around windows and doors, keeping screens in open windows and doors, and placing covers over vents.
  • Cover food inside your home by keeping it in containers with locking lids or the refrigerator to keep flies from landing on it.
  • Make sure to empty trash cans and recycling bins and sanitize them.
  • Eliminate standing water from your property.
  • Inspect fruits and vegetables for signs of fly activity before purchasing them from the store and bringing them into your home.
  • Regularly clean sink and tub drains to keep them free of debris.
  • If you own pets, make sure to pick up their waste and dispose of it daily.

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