What are flies?
Flies belong to the order Diptera that provide valuable services out in nature, including pollination, providing a source of food for other animals, and helping to eliminate decaying organic matter. Flies have only one pair of wings, unlike other insects. Having only one pair of wings means they tend to be weak fliers, constantly landing, taking off, and going where the wind takes them.
Flies are common pests inside our New York homes and businesses and can be challenging to control and eliminate because of their opportunistic nature and fast breeding habits.
Are flies dangerous?
Being proactive and keeping flies out of your home is essential to the health and safety of you and your family. Flies carry and spread diseases that can make people ill. They are also responsible for food contamination and food waste.
Their scavenging feeding habits mean that flies are constantly coming into contact with parasites, bacteria, and disease-causing pathogens. A fly’s weak flying ability means that when they are in your home, they will constantly land on surfaces and your family’s food, quickly contaminating both!
Why do I have a fly problem?
Flies live and breed outside all around us. They live in large populations in urban areas with a plethora of garbage, food, and standing water in and around sewers and drains.
Urban areas also tend to have damp, warm areas that allow flies to breed and develop into new adults in a short time.
Where will I find flies?
Flies spend most of their time in places near food, water, and breeding sites. Inside our homes, flies flourish in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, wall voids near leaky pipes, and clogged drains.
Outside our homes, flies gather around dumpsters, open trash cans, uneaten pet food, decaying plants, in gardens, and near areas of standing water.
Flies regularly find their way into our homes on fruits or vegetables infested with their eggs or larvae, through an open window or door, or through drains or vents.
How do I get rid of flies?
If you are looking for a high-caliber solution to your Bronx property’s fly problems, turn to the professionals at Caliber Pest Service. We take pride in establishing lasting relationships with our customers. Our certified & trained professional service providers will work closely with you to accommodate your unique home pest control needs.
We offer our customers proper and proven methods to ensure your fly problems are solved and won’t become a problem in the future. To learn more about fly control in the Bronx, New York, contact us at Caliber Pest Service today!
How can I prevent flies in the future?
We want to provide you with a few easy-to-follow tips to help you reduce the chance of flies becoming a problem on your property.
- Never prop windows and doors open.
- Ensure screens are intact and install weatherstripping around windows and doors.
- Place screens or other covers on drains and vents leading into your home.
- Always keep lids on trash cans and recycling bins.
It is also important to quickly repair leaky pipes and fixtures in your home. Moisture is a big attractant for many species of flies.
For more information about our home or commercial fly control options, call Caliber Pest Service!
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