How To Keep Flies Out Of Your Peoria Home

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Flies are estimated to exist in more than 120,000 different species throughout the world. Homeowners commonly encounter flies indoors during the warmer months and consider them mostly a nuisance; however, flies also may represent health risks. The most common types of flies found in the Peoria region include:

  • Houseflies: Typically, about ¼ of an inch long, the house fly has a body that appears grey, black stripes, and large reddish-colored eyes. 

  • Blow or bottleflies: Blowflies are sometimes misidentified as houseflies and usually have a slightly longer body that appears somewhat shiny and metallic.

  • Horseflies: Often measuring one inch or more in length, horseflies have a grey or black body and some have greenish eyes. 

  • Fruit flies: The fruit fly is very small, rarely exceeding 1/8 of an inch long, and is attracted to fruits and vegetables.

The Ways That Flies Enter A Home 

Flies will sometimes enter a home through slowly closing doors, holes in screens, or open windows without screens. Based on their small size, most flies can enter through small cracks on the home’s exterior or gaps around the seals of doors or windows. Fruit flies are often brought into a home in bags or boxes purchased from stores that contain fruits or vegetables.

Tips For Preventing Them

There are a few suggestions that we can give concerning how to keep flies from getting in:

  • Trash cans containing food scraps should always have a tightly fitting lid.

  • Promptly place dog waste in a sealed bag and dispose of it.

  • Unless necessary, avoid leaving exterior doors ajar.

  • Place leftovers in the refrigerator or in tightly sealed containers or bags.

  • Keep the kitchen area clean, such as by promptly wiping up spills and sweeping up crumbs.

Benefits Of Promptly Seeking Assistance For A Pest Controller

Property owners often attempt to banish pests using do-it-yourself treatment options that are sold in local home improvement stores and by online retailers. Many of these products include aerosol sprays, foggers, traps, and others that are often marketed with sensationalized claims of being a quick and easy solution. In reality, many of these options are capable of only short-term results and often are insufficient for eliminating severe pest infestations. 

The best course of action when facing pest-related problems is to promptly speak with a licensed pest control company. The professionals are properly equipped to safely and completely eradicate pest intrusions that may create health risks and property damage.

 Over the many decades of operation in the pest control industry, the management team with Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators has adopted a host of best practices to enhance overall effectiveness. One such improvement includes our ongoing pest protection plans that can keep the property pest-free all year long. Examples include our Home Guardian Service and Home Guardian Service Plus programs, which are based on a model that is both comprehensive and integrated.

Experts In Pest Elimination In Peoria 

The trained professionals with Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators have been solving problems for home and business owners in this region for more than 80 years. Part of our sustainable success is attributed to a firm commitment to providing the highest quality customer service. We also prioritize the safety of our customers and the local environment; therefore, we use many products that conform to the standards of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and are recommended by the EPA. 

Our technicians are available to conduct a detailed interior and exterior property inspection to determine the best treatment options. We look forward to speaking with you and invite you to contact our office today to schedule an onsite visit.

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