The Secret To Keeping Dangerous Flies Out Of Your Davenport Home

House fly on a kitchen counter top.

When you think of annoying pests, there are many of them that come to mind. Of them all, flies might just top the list. They fly around your head, land on your food, and just generally make pests of themselves. Unfortunately, there's no such thing as just a "fly". There are actually many different species of them that all have different habits.

The most common flies in Davenport are:

Houseflies are extremely common in the household. They have dull gray and black lines with gold and silver stripes on their face. Their average length is 1/4 of an inch in length and they have wings.

Similar in appearance to houseflies, this species is 5/8 of an inch in length. They possess black or metallic colored bodies.

Horseflies average 1 1/8 of an inch in length, and are gray or black in color with yellow or black stripes.

Fruit flies
Fruit flies are extremely small and normally reach 1/8 of an inch in length. They are usually black, tan, or brown in color.

Flies Aren't Just A Nuisance

While they have a well-deserved reputation for being a nuisance, flies are actually quite dangerous for people to be around. This is thanks to their feeding habits. Some examples include feeding on rotten fruit and trash. They are also known to feed on spoiled meat and feces as well.

Since they fly and land in numerous places, all of the bacteria and pathogens that cling to them end up where you are. In heavily infested homes, conditions such as cholera, typhoid, and dysentery are known to occur.

Use These Fly Prevention Tips

The best thing to do with flies of any species is to take preventative measures since they can reproduce rapidly.

Here are some tips to keep a small issue from becoming a huge problem:

  • Trash maintenance: If flies have easy access, they will never leave an area where there is trash. Therefore, it's critical to take trash out regularly, wipe residue off trash can, and seal trash bags.

  • Pick up after your pet: Since flies are attracted to feces, it's a good idea to limit opportunities by picking up after your pet.

  • Landscaping: Like any other pest, flies like an unkempt yard. It usually means soiled bedding, decaying plant life, and other issues. With landscape maintenance, these concerns won't exist and flies won't be as attracted.

  • Watch the food: If you've ever tried to eat outside you already know that flies like to land on your food. A great way to practice fly prevention is to practice proper food storage and wipe away any crumbs left behind.

  • Seal entry points: Seal window screens or cracks that could be entry points.

Fly Control With Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators

Nothing ruins a party like a pest infestation. Flies are especially annoying and also potentially dangerous if conditions spiral out of control. That's why our team at Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators brings a fully comprehensive pest solution to the table that ensures the utmost protection against common household pests, including flies of any type.

Do you need fly prevention services? Then give us a call to speak with one of our agents about our professional fly control options or fill out our online form to schedule your free inspection.

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