While flies many simply seem like a nuisance, they can actually pose much larger threats to your home and family. Flies are associated with over 100 pathogens including E.Coli and Salmonella. Every time a flies lands, it come in contact with your home, food, or body and is capable of spreading disease.
Flies are so filthy because they feed on waste. Any pathogens in the waste they feed on are directly passed to the fly’s hands, mouth, and gut. There are millions of microorganisms living in a fly’s gut and even more on its body. All of this bacteria is then spread when the fly lands again.
In your home the most common types of flies are the fruit fly and the house fly. Fruit flies are attracted to sugary, organic materials, mainly ripened fruits and vegetables. Beyond fruit, they can also breed in trash or spilled soda and alcohol. The house fly a common yet threatening pest. House flies have sponge like mouths that can only eat liquids. In order to eat solid foods, the fly will vomit or spit on the food and then absorb the liquid. In this process the fly can spread many diseases.
The best way to deal with these pests is through prevention. Flies are more common in the spring and summer. You can keep them out of your house by closing all doors and windows or by using screens. Additionally, keep the garage closed and keep countertops clean.
While flies in your house usually don’t come in large numbers, an increase in flies could suggest a small dead animal or forgotten rotting food. Whether your fly problem is big or small, our experts can help you identify the source and work towards eliminating pest problems. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a free estimate to eliminate flies in your home or office.
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