When people think about bugs and infestations, they tend to think about the more horrifying bugs, cockroaches, silverfish, and bed bugs, to name a few. However, there are more annoying bugs that exist and can also cause an infestation, such as ants and house flies. People do not think about house flies as an infestation type of bug, but house fly infestations do happen. If you think that this may be what you are dealing with, we have all the information you need about house fly infestations. And if you think you may need extermination, we can assist with that as well. Here at Quality Pest Control, we are here to help you with your pest control problems.
What are House Flies?
House flies are those dark gray and black colored bugs that have wings and fly around. These bugs are usually small and oval sized. Some distinct features are their antennas and six legs. It’s hard to tell, but if you look closely, you will see that those flies are dark gray with a black stripe running across its back. They also have red eyes and a hairy body. These pests lay eggs, which contributes to the infestation once you have one. It’s extremely difficult to tell it’s a housefly egg, but they look similar to a grain of rice. When they hatch, they turn into maggots for some time until transforming into a fly.
How Do House Fly Infestations Begin?
Many people assume that it’s hard to get a house fly infestation; however, these pests are sneaky. Flies know when they can intrude into homes, taking advantage of structural damages and flaws. Sure, a fly can fly into your home when a window or door is left open, but that isn’t enough to start an infestation. Infestations begin when the flies enter the home through torn screens or damaged weather stripping and other structural damages. When they make the area their home, they lay eggs and begin the infestation.
What are the Signs of an Infestation?
If you aren’t sure if you have a house fly infestation, then the following signs may be able to help you out. The first sign and most clear one is seeing flies roaming around your home. You may notice one or two every day and think nothing of it, but when you see more and more, you have a problem on your hands. You also will begin to hear some buzzing in your home. At first, it may not sound like more than a low hum. But, over time, the buzzing will become louder and more noticeable. Once you begin to notice more and more flies, we recommend taking a look around your home, especially in areas that flies could be hiding. We recommend keeping an eye out for larvae or maggots. You can’t miss these pests once you take a close look around your home.
How to Get Rid of Fly Infestations?
If you are suspicious of a fly infestation in your home, it’s time to have a professional check it out. There are store-bought methods that may be able to help you ease the infestation or get rid of it. However, nothing gets rid of an infestation as a professional does. With the help of our team at Quality Pest Control, you can rest assured that your home is in good hands. We will come on out, investigate the situation, then figure out a good plan of action. Once we speak with you about it, we can get started with the extermination process.
We Can Help You Get Rid of Flies & Other Pests! Contact Us Today!
House flies are the worst. They are annoying and always buzzing and flying around. Now, imagine living with them in an infestation. If you have noticed buzzing or more flies lately, you may have an infestation on your hands. To learn more about house fly infestations, or to have our team at Quality Pest Control come out and investigate, give our team a call today at (954) 842-9411.