There is nothing that makes a clean home feel dirty faster than a fly infestation. If you have noticed these annoying insects buzzing around your living areas, you are not alone. Thousands of homeowners around Houston struggle with fly infestations each year. What sets you apart is that you are here. Today we will be talking about how to reduce fly populations as well as offering one guaranteed option to keep different types of flies out of your Houston home for good. To skip right to that guaranteed option, call our team at All-Safe Pest & Termite. We will walk you through our pest control plans and find a time to service your home for these unwanted guests.
Types Of Flies You Can Find Inside Houston Homes
There are more than a few types of flies here in Houston. Some types of flies you might find inside your home include drain flies, fruit flies, and house flies. Drain flies are ⅛” long, light gray or tan, and have lighter-colored wings. Drain flies are named for the way they eat out of and breed inside dirty drains. Fruit flies are very similar to drain flies. They are the same size and have a tan coloration with lighter abdomens. Although fruit flies in houses prefer to breed on overripened fruit, they might also lay their eggs on vegetables or on fermenting organic materials. Finally, house flies are ⅛ to ¼” long, dark grey, and have colorful, large eyes. When house flies invade homes, they look for dirty areas. These pests will land on practically anything and are incredibly annoying.
Why Do Flies Sit On Humans?
Flies that land on humans do so for one of a few reasons. The first is to eat oils and sweat secreted out of the skin. These things are tasty treats to these tiny pests. Another reason flies land on people is to take a bite. Now, not all species of flies bite humans. Two types of flies that do bite humans are horse flies and deer flies. If you are allergic to anticoagulants, a bite from one of these insects could cause a moderate to severe reaction. Consult with your doctor to better understand your risk.
Fly-Prevention Tips To Get Rid Of The Filthy Flies In Houston
If you are looking for some home remedies for flies, one thing we recommend is putting in place some DIY prevention tips. Here are just a few things you should do to deter these pests.
- Seal holes, gaps, and other entry points in your home’s exterior foundation using a caulking gun or some liquid cement.
- Make sure all of your weatherstripping and door sweeps are in good working condition.
- Repair or replace window/door screens that are damaged.
- Address moisture issues in and around your home.
- Keep your interior spaces clean and do what you can to reduce clutter.
Professional Indoor Fly-Reduction Services In Houston
If you cannot stand having flies inside your home, there is only one guaranteed way to make sure these pests stay out for good. You have to hire the experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite. Our team of licensed and trained technicians understands invasive pests and would be happy to assist you with your fly problems. We will assess the condition of your home, identify pest pressures, and implement fast-working treatments to give your pest problems the boot.
Call now to learn more about pest control in Houston. We will walk you through our options and schedule your home for a detailed service visit.