What are flies?

Flies are insects belonging to the official scientific order of Diptera. They have two wings, large compound eyes, and primarily feed on decaying organic waste; they also lay their eggs in these locations. Flies, in general, are a very diverse species and abundant throughout the world. It may not be a surprise that flies are a commonly found pest in Havertown, PA.

Are flies dangerous?

Flies can be dangerous, especially if you are dealing with a large infestation. They are carriers of several serious illnesses and can transmit bacteria or pathogens as they land on surfaces around your property and contaminate food.

Diseases you can pick up from flies include:

  • Typhoid fever
  • Dysentery
  • Cholera
  • Yaws
  • Tularemia
  • Tuberculosis

There are over sixty-five different diseases and problems that flies can transmit to humans, which is what makes battling a fly infestation around your property so important.

Why do I have a fly problem?

If you see flies around your property, you likely have an abundance of their favorite things easily available; food, water, and shelter or secluded breeding grounds all draw these pests. It is important to evaluate your property for things like piles of waste, uncovered trash cans, organic matter buildup in sinks and drains, and improperly stored food in order to figure out the specific culprit behind your fly problem.

Where will I find flies?

In the wild, you will find flies wherever there are food sources, primarily next to dark, damp, and secluded locations. Fly infestations around your property will inhabit similar areas. You will find the flies around drains in your bathrooms or kitchens, near pools of excess moisture outdoors, trash cans and waste piles, or in food storage areas.

How do I get rid of flies?

Getting rid of flies can be difficult, so you should combine prevention steps with the professional assistance of Cunningham Pest Control. Our expert technicians are ready to provide treatment right away, allowing us to help you eradicate your fly problem as fast as possible. Plus, we offer ongoing treatments based on your needs, so you can be sure that any fly problem will stay away from your property for good. Reach out to the experts at Cunningham Pest Control today and get started with one of our home pest control or commercial pest control services.

How can I prevent flies in the future?

To prevent flies in the future, you can follow our expert fly prevention tips for deterring these pests. 

  • Use window and door screens and weatherstripping to stop these pests from invading interior areas.
  • Keep lids on outdoor trash cans and seal trash bags tightly to prevent the odor from attracting flies.
  • Fix moisture issues that create the damp and humid conditions where flies love to live.
  • Clean out sinks and drains regularly so no buildup of dirt or waste can attract flies.
  • Make sure to remove any pet waste from outdoor areas to stop the odor from bringing flies to your property.

And remember, don’t hesitate to reach out to Cunningham Pest Control at the first sign of a fly infestation troubling your property.