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There are over 1,200 types of blow flies in the world. These pests are found in almost any well-populated area, making them a nuisance for homeowners around the globe. 

Blow flies are a threat to your Frisco home for several reasons. They're attracted to fecal matter, the germs from which they can later spread to your food. If you or your pet has an open wound, female blow flies might also see this as a fertile place to lay their eggs for breeding.

To protect your home from blow flies, you need to take preventative measures. Frisco pest control can help you get rid of these pests for good. Keep your family and pets safe from the dangers of blow flies by contacting pest control today.

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What Are Blow Flies?

As their name suggests, blow flies get their name from their tendency to be found near carcasses or roadkill ("blow" is an old term for a rotting animal). Despite being nearly identical to house flies in appearance, there are a few distinct features.

Blow flies are slightly larger and have big heads in proportion to their bodies. They also have a shiny, metallic appearance. The most common species is the Calliphora vomitoria, or bluebottle fly.

These pests typically lay their eggs near food sources, which is why they're often found near garbage cans or other areas where there might be rotting food. The female blow fly can lay up to 250 eggs at a time, and the larvae (maggots) hatch within 24 hours.

Blow fly larvae feed on the rotting food for several days before pupating into adult flies. The entire life cycle from egg to adult can take as little as two weeks, which is why blow fly infestations can quickly get out of hand, and it's important to contact your nearest pest exterminator to get rid of flies in your home.

Is It Dangerous To Have Blow Flies In My House?

Like most other types of flies, blow flies are potential vectors for diseases. Here's why:

  • They can pick up bacteria and other pathogens from garbage or carcasses and then spread them to humans and pets.
  • These pests are also a nuisance because they're attracted to food. If you have blow flies in your kitchen, they can contaminate your food with their feces or eggs.
  • Your pet might also be at risk if blow flies are in your home. These pests are attracted to open wounds and will lay their eggs in injuries. This can cause a severe infection for your pet.

So, the next time you see little flies everywhere in your home, contact a pest control company right away and get rid of flies for good.

Why Do I Have Blow Flies In My House?

There are a few reasons why you might have blow flies in your home. Some of the things that attract them include:

  • Fecal matter
  • Rotting food
  • Open wounds

While you may think the bug spray for flies you have is the best way to get rid of blow flies, it's not. In fact, bug spray can make the problem worse.

The chemicals in bug spray will kill some of the blow flies, but it won't eliminate the root cause of the problem. If you have an infestation, you need to contact pest control.

How Do I Get Rid Of Blow Flies In My Home?

In the end, the only foolproof way to get rid of blow flies is with expert help. At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we have the experience and knowledge to get rid of blow flies and other different kinds of flies from your home.

We'll start by identifying the source of the infestation and then taking steps to eliminate it. We'll also recommend preventative measures, such as sealing cracks and crevices where blow flies might enter your home.

Speak to us today to learn more about our fly control services. We're here to help you get rid of blow flies and keep them from coming back.

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