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Common fly problems?

There are several common types of flies that can invade properties and become problematic for homeowners.

Fruit Fly
Fruit flies feed on decaying matter and especially like feeding on overripe fruits and vegetables. They are very small at only about 1/8th of an inch in length. Their body is oval in shape and they are a tannish-brown color with a lighter colored abdomen.

Drain Fly
Drain flies are a small fly at about ¼ of an inch in length and are covered in hairs that give them a “fuzzy” appearance. They are light gray-tan in color and have lighter-colored wings. They are commonly found on the walls of basements, kitchens, bathroom, and in other areas of high humidity.

Phorid Fly
They are 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch long. These flies are generally black, brown or a yellowish color. They have a distinctive humpbacked “look” from the side. Phorid flies are often found infesting decaying matter and can become problematic in mortuaries and health care facilities.

Fungus Gnat
These flies do well in environments with rich soil that is very moist. Adults are only 1/8th of an inch in length. They are black in color and have a distinctive “Y” shape on their forewings.

Are flies dangerous?

Depending on the species, flies can be dangerous. Species like drain flies and phorid flies can carry and transmit a variety of dangerous bacteria and viruses because of the environments that they frequent and live in. Others flies, like fruit flies and fungus gnats, are considered to be more of a nuisance pest. But no matter what species is invading your home, they can all contaminate your food and should be eliminated as quickly as possible.

Why do I have a fly problem?

Flies enter into homes and other buildings searching for food, water and shelter. Depending on the species, they may be drawn to or looking for garbage, excrement, animal carcasses, fruits, vegetables, and moist soil.

Does Allgood treat flies?

Yes, we treat fly infestations! At Allgood, we not only treat for the flies that you see but we also help to eliminate their food sources, and make sure to find and treat the areas where the flies are breeding. By treating the breeding areas we are taking care of the root of the problem helping to ensure complete elimination of your fly problem. With our customized pest control programs you can be sure that your fly problem will be eliminated. For more information about our fly control services, contact us today!

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