Delaware Fly / Drain Fly Control
Flies are a common sight in Delaware during the spring, summer, and fall. These pests often appear quickly and swarm any areas outside your home or business that has garbage, pet waste or decaying matter. The sudden appearance of flies can be frustrating especially because they show up right around the time when the weather warms up enough to enjoy being outside in Delaware. Fortunately, you do not have to allow the exterior or interior of your Delaware home or business be overtaken by a large population of flies. To protect your home or business from flies in Delaware, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What are Flies?
There are thousands of species of flies throughout the world. Flies are winged pests that spend the majority of their time on the hunt for food. These pests will eat out of trashcans, off of animal carcasses, and will also land on your food for a snack. The Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest explain the small size of flies makes it possible for them to get into your Delaware home or business through a crack in the door or a hole in a screen. The fact that flies can move quickly means they can also slip inside as you or your customers go in and out.
How to Identify Flies
The type of fly which Delaware residents and business owners notice during the spring, summer, or fall is typically the common housefly. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig explains this type of fly is a quarter of an inch long with a gray body, six legs, and two wings. The housefly lays eggs in moist, decaying matter and moves through the life-cycle quickly. If you notice flies near your home or business it is a sign that there is some type of decaying matter nearby.
What Problems Can Flies Cause for Delaware Home and Business Owners?
Experts at the University of Delaware point out that there are over 100 pathogens associated with the common housefly. This includes bacteria and viruses, such as Salmonella, Staphylococcus, and E. coli, which are all known to cause serious illnesses in humans. One of the reasons flies spread disease is due to the fact they travel between food sources such as decaying matter and the food on your plate.
Home and business owners in Delaware can also encounter problems with biting flies, The Delaware exterminators at Viking Pest explain these flies thrive the most near moisture rich areas such as marshes, wetlands, ponds, and streams. If your home or business is near any areas that provide ideal breeding grounds for biting flies then you may encounter issues with these pests during their active seasons.
When are Flies Active in Delaware?
The Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest explain flies are the most active in Delaware during the spring, summer, and fall. Flies can continue to be a nuisance into the fall if the temperatures remain mild. The life cycle of flies includes a metamorphosis from egg to maggot to pupa and then to an adult fly. The fly larva looks nothing like the adult fly that it will eventually become. Flies thrive in the warmer weather and can go from egg to adult in as little as seven days in summer temperatures.
How to Control Flies in Delaware
The most effective choice for fly control in Delaware is Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The IPM approach targets the active fly infestation but will also get to the root cause of your fly problem. IPM eliminates flies at the source to keep them from returning in the future. The best way to get rid of flies in Delaware is to work with the pest control experts at Viking Pest. We are committed to protecting your Delaware home or business from flies while keeping your family, pets, and customers in mind.
Hire Viking Pest to Help Control Flies in Delaware
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent flies from invading your home or business in Delaware. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!