The Key To Getting Rid Of Flies In Your Meridian Home

September 30, 2022

Flies are some of the easiest pests to ignore because they are so common in our area and adept at finding their way into homes. Although incredibly annoying, flies are fairly harmless invaders, right? Unfortunately, some species that live in our area pose a serious risk to human health. Here is what you should know about flies in Meridian and the key to getting rid of these pests. If you are seeking a fast option to deal with your pest problems, call Owyhee Environmental. We love helping members of our community fight back against intrusive critters and will be happy to assist with your Meridian pest control needs.

fly on a piece of fruit

Characteristics Of Common Flies

There are many types of flies that call our area home. We have dance flies, soldier flies, hump-backed flies, mosquitoes, filter flies, fruit flies, house flies, and many more. All flies have six legs, one pair of wings, hind legs reduced to club-like halters, a large head that moves easily, compound eyes, and some form of sucking, piercing, or sponge-like mouthpart. Interestingly enough, many species of flies love to invade homes. House flies are especially common as they love eating trash, left-out food, and other not-so-tasty treats like fecal matter. Other common invaders include filter flies and fruit flies. 

The Health Hazards Of Flies In Your Home

You know that flies are annoying. These pests love to land on television screens, buzz around people’s heads, and are just all-around abrasive. What you might not know is that some small flies pose a threat to your health. Mosquitoes carry harmful blood-borne diseases, house flies spread bacteria on and inside their bodies, and other species pose similar risks. If you notice different types of flies inside your home, we recommend cleaning frequently and being careful what you eat to help reduce your chances of getting sick until you can find a remedy for these pests. One great way to eliminate flies indoors is to invest in pest control. The question is, can you control flies on your own?

Why It Can Be Difficult To Get Rid Of Flies On Your Own

Flies like to breed in a variety of locations. As examples, let’s look at three common types of flies in our area. Drain flies breed in drains, fruit flies breed on fruit, and mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. Unless you know every place where flies might breed inside your home and how to stop them at the source, you will have difficulty removing these pests on your own. Prevention is a completely different story. Here are three basic prevention tips that will help you avoid fly problems

  • Keep your living areas clean and tidy.
  • Seal gaps, cracks, and other entry points in your home’s exterior.
  • Address moisture problems in and around your home.

For more help eliminating and preventing flies, turn to the experts at Owyhee Environmental. We love helping members of our community fight back against pest problems.

Professional Pest Control Makes For The Best Fly Control

You do not have to live with flies. The best way to get and keep these pests out is to hire the experts at Owyhee Environmental. Our technicians are adept at dealing with pest problems and are happy to put a long-term treatment plan in place for your home to keep flies out.

Call us now and find out what pest control in Meridian looks like. We will walk you through our treatment options and find a plan that best suits you and your home’s needs.

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