Flies are a serious nuisance problem, and not only that, they transmit diseases and cause allergies. Most flies that affect humans feed on some type of decaying organic matter. They are categorized as small flies, nuisance flies, and filth flies, although they mostly fit into more than one of these categories.
Small flies such as fruit flies, phorid flies, moth flies, when present, live in different substrates in the home.
- Phorid Flies live in animal matter and decaying vegetative matter.
- Moth Flies, Drain Flies, or Sewer Flies are usually associated with decaying organic matter in bathrooms, around drains, and sewers.
- Fruit Flies, or Vinegar Flies feed on rotting fruits and vegetables. They lay their eggs under the flesh of the fruit skin and the maggots live under the skin until maturity. Watch your peaches!
- Eye gnats are those bothersome little pests that swarm around your face primarily during the summer months.“An eye gnat is like a tiny house fly that has spongy mouthparts and laps up its food source, which is mucus,” says eye gnat expert James Bethke.
Filth Flies, Biting Flies and Nuisance Flies
Bottle Flies, House Flies, Blow Flies, Flesh Flies, and Soldier Flies are particularly troublesome as they spread pathogens, and new diseases that they can carry are regularly found.
Green/Blue Bottle Fly, House Fly, Flesh Fly, and Soldier Fly
Green/Blue Bottle Flies, or Blow Flies are large flies that feed on rotting meats, fecal matter, and rotting vegetables. They have a shiny metallic appearance. These flies usually indicate the presence of a dead animal nearby, such as a rodent, etc.
Soldier Flies feed on organic matter and and animal waste. They are usually associated with livestock and are primarily found outdoors.
Flesh Flies have a checker board pattern on their abdomen. They feed on decaying flesh such as dead animals, dog food, and manure.
Stable Flies suck blood from animals and humans, they have a bayonet shaped mouthpart and their bite is painful. They breed in farm areas, manure, and in seaweed deposits.
House Flies are one of the most numerous insects. House flies feed on organic matter and and animal waste. They regurgitate onto the food to liquify it before sponging it up. House flies spread many intestinal diseases such as dysentery and diarrhea.
At Reynolds Pest Management, Inc., we can help prevent the problem. Using state-of-the-art equipment and methods, our licensed exterminators will inspect your home, or business environment and construction to identify the problem and determine the best course of action.
Count on Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. for Flies and Fly Control to protect your home or business and to prevent future infestations.
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So whether you suspect you have a fly problem or just want to make sure you never get one, we have the expertise and training to get rid of your unwanted house guests, for good.