Fly Prevention 101: How To Keep Your Plymouth Home Fly-Free

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Flies are one of the most common pest problems that people have all over the world. These annoying insects can ruin your picnic and annoy you when you try to relax in your home. It seems as if no place is off-limits to a fly. 

At Combat Pest Control, our Plymouth pest control team knows how to handle every type of fly commonly found in this area. We know the best way to keep your home fly-free for good. 

Know Your Flies: Essential Tips For Accurate Fly Identification

Several different types of flies live in this area. Some of the flies you see may resemble other stinging insects. To help you understand what type of insect you are dealing with in your home, here is a look at the most common types of flies in Plymouth:

  • Blue bottle fly: Can measure anywhere from ? of an inch to ¼ of an inch long. Their thick bodies are a shiny, metallic blue color. They also have short black legs and translucent wings. 
  • House fly: This is the most common home-invading fly. It measures around ¼ an inch long and has a dark-gray body with large red eyes. 
  • Flesh fly: This fly looks similar to a house fly. It has a gray and black striped body and red eyes and can measure around ¼ of an inch long. 
  • Fruit Fly: This type of fly is small and measures around ? an inch long. They typically have tan or brown bodies and large red eyes. 
  • Cluster fly: Measuring about half an inch long, cluster flies have black and gray bodies covered in fine yellow hairs that give them a golden appearance.
  • Drain fly: Also called sewer flies and moth flies, the drain fly is another small fly that only measures around ? of an inch long. They usually have gray bodies covered in fine hairs that give them a fuzzy appearance. They have large wings and resemble a moth.

Horse flies are also commonly found in Plymouth. Horse flies look like house flies but are much bigger. They can measure to be over 1 inch long and have thick black or gray bodies. They are the only aggressive fly in this area and are known to bite people and animals.

Troublesome Presence Of Flies In Your Home: Common Issues And Risks

Most flies in this area are filthy creatures. They can spend their days crawling over rotting fruit, decaying animal carcasses, fecal matter, and other disgusting objects. They could contaminate your food with harmful pathogens if they invade your home. Some illnesses you could contract if you have a fly infestation in your home include salmonellosis, listeriosis, and E. coli infections. 

Effective Fly Prevention Methods: Keep Flies At Bay

Some of the things that you can do to prevent a fly infestation in your home include:

  • Take out the garbage regularly
  • Keep your windows and doors closed
  • Keep your drains and garbage disposals properly cleaned
  • Remove any standing water in and around your home

Once flies have infested your home, it can be challenging to get them to leave. The best way to eliminate any type of fly infestation is to get the help of a qualified fly control technician.

Professional Pest Control For Fly Infestations: Why Hire Experts

At Combat Pest Control, we can not only eliminate the flies in your home, but we can inspect your home to find out the root cause of the infestations and remove any factors that may cause the infestation to come back in the future. Give us a call today to see how we can keep your Plymouth home free of flies. 

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