Fly Pest Control
Although most flies do not bite, flies are still dangerous for the health of people, pets, and livestock. Flies land frequently and harbor hundreds of pathogens which they can spread rapidly. These microbes can cause serious human illnesses such as bloodstream infections, food poisoning, meningitis, and diarrhea. Some fly species can also deliver painful bites. West Termite, Pest & Lawn is equipped to eliminate your fly pest control problems.
The West Termite, Pest & Lawn Process
Step 1: Assessment
One of our team of exterminators will inspect your property to locate where flies are entering and/or breeding inside your building. While the extermination plan for your home or business may vary, the following steps are typically part of our process.
Step 2: Customized Treatment
Once we locate the problem areas for flies in or around your home, business, or other building, we will create a customized treatment plan that may include baits, traps, insecticide, or chemical fly pest control (such as fogging a larger area than what an insecticidal application typically treats.)
Step 3: Remove Food Sources
Step 4: Prevention & Maintenance
We will offer strategies to help prevent flies from invading your property again. If you have experienced recurrent fly infestations, we recommend annual inspections, treatments, and installation of bait stations and traps, as needed.
What to Expect with West Termite, Pest & Lawn
Fly behavior fact
Frequently Asked Fly Questions
How long do flies live?
Most flies have relatively short life cycles ranging from a couple weeks to up to a year in some cases. However, although flies are short-lived, they reproduce at a rapid pace, allowing them to leave behind a high quantity of new flies and spread their infestation quickly.
What kinds of flies can be found in Arkansas and Oklahoma?
Black Flies, Sand Flies, Biting Midges, Horse Flies, Stable Flies, Bot Flies, Flesh Flies, Horn Flies and Face Flies are just some of the hundreds of flies that can be found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. While some of these, such as Black Flies, are nuisance flies who can spread disease but do not bite, many types of flies will bite humans and animals in order to feed on their blood or other secretions. Horse Flies and Deer Flies can cause serious damage to cattle and other farm animals especially. Damages can include weight loss, reduced milk flow, blood loss, and kicks from other animals who are trying to fight off the painful biting flies.
How can I help prevent fly infestations?
A licensed exterminator is best equipped to get rid of a fly infestation. Then, you can use these tips to help prevent future fly infestations. Indoors, be sure to keep windows and doors closed; install screens in windows; cover any food left out; wipe up spills immediately; tightly seal garbage cans; and dispose of pet feces as soon as possible. Outdoors, you can plant basil, bay leaf, lavender, and mint in your garden to help repel flies.
For an experienced fly pest control specialist, contact West Termite, Pest & Lawn. We will send a technician to your home to perform a free assessment and provide you with an obligation-free quote.