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Flies

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

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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.)

 

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Step 3: Remove Food Sources

                                                                                                     We will identify food sources that you may not realize are attracting flies to your property, so that they may be removed or relocated.
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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

 

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If you have a fly pest control problem, you should hire a professional exterminator. Flies can reproduce extraordinarily quickly. Just one pair of flies can produce hundreds or even thousands of offspring in just a few weeks. Once you develop an infestation of flies, it can be very difficult to get rid of them all on your own. Store bought pesticides, homemade repellents and do-it-yourself traps just aren’t effective in eliminating nuisance or biting flies for good.
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Fly behavior fact

Flies pick up, carry, and deposit thousands of microorganisms every time they land, feed, or groom themselves. Flies are very active and are almost constantly in motion, spreading diseases with each activity. Because flies often travel back and forth from garbage, to exposed human skin and food surfaces, back to garbage, and so on, they can quickly contaminate foods and spread dangerous diseases to people and animals.

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.

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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.