Flies

Flies are not only annoying, but they can also be dangerous to your health.

Here’s what you need to know about these pests.
Flies are attracted to food and garbage. As a result, they can spread diseases like salmonella and E. coli. Flies can also cause asthma attacks in people who are allergic to them.

You can eliminate flies by keeping your home clean and food scraps-free. If you have a fly problem, it’s best to call Horn Pest Management.

Types of Flies

Common Flies

Flies are one of the most common insects in the world. There are more than 16,000 species of flies, and they can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Flies are attracted to food and garbage, which is why they are often found in kitchens and restaurants. Unfortunately, they can also carry diseases, which is why keeping them out of your home is essential.

House flies get their name from being the most common fly found around homes. Adult house flies can grow to one-quarter of an inch long and usually live between 15 and 25 days.

They can only feed on liquids but can turn many solid foods into liquids. House flies taste with their feet, which are 10 million times more sensitive to sugar than the human tongue.
House flies tend to stay within 1-2 miles of where they were born; however, they have been known to migrate up to 20 miles to find food.
These insects have been known to carry over 100 different kinds of disease-causing germs, which makes them terrible house guests.

Drain Flies

Drain Flies, Sinkers, Filter Flies, and Sewer Gnats are small fly species that often live and breed in damp places. The larvae feed on organic matter in the drains, such as hair, grease, and sludge. Female drain flies lay their eggs in these same damp places. The adult drain fly is about 1/8-inch long with a furry body and wings. They are often seen around bathroom sinks, showers, and tubs or near sewage treatment plants.

Drain Flies can be a nuisance because they are attracted to food and garbage. They can also carry typhoid fever, cholera, and dysentery. If you see drain flies in your home, you should contact Horn Pest Management to get rid of them.

Face Flies

Flies are more than just a nuisance; they can harm your health. Face Flies are known to transmit disease.
Face Flies are attracted to the warmth and moisture of the human face. As a result, they land on the eyes, nose, and mouth, where they can easily access mucous membranes. This contact makes it more likely that diseases like pink eye, conjunctivitis, and other infections will spread.
It would be best to practice good hygiene to protect yourself from Face Flies and other harmful insects. For example, wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face, and cover up when you’re outdoors. You can also use insect repellent containing DEET or picaridin.

Fruit Flies

Fruit Flies are one of the most common insects in the world. They can be found in almost any climate and are attracted to fruit and other sweet things.
Despite their name, Fruit Flies are not just a problem for fruit growers. They can also infest homes and businesses, which can be a nuisance and cause health problems.
There are several ways to get rid of Fruit Flies, including traps, chemicals, and natural predators like wasps.

Horse Flies

Horse flies are one of the most annoying summertime pests. They are large and aggressive and bite humans and animals. Horse Flies can be controlled with pesticides, but they are becoming resistant to many of the chemicals used to kill them. However, some natural methods can help control Horse Fly populations. While both males and females feed on nectar, only the female feeds on blood, using its scissor-like mouthparts to tear into the flesh of its host, causing painful bites. This species is most active during warmer weather and is a disease vector. If left uncontrolled, 20–30 horseflies can drain almost a third of a pint of blood from their victims in as little as six hours.

Eradicate the Problem: Call Horn Pest Management!

The summer months are upon us, which means warmer weather, longer days, and, unfortunately, more flies. Flies are not only a nuisance but can also carry diseases. That’s why preventing them from taking over your home or business is essential. Horn Pest Management is here to help! We will work with you to create a customized plan to eliminate your fly problem. So call us today and let us help you enjoy a fly-free summer!

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