Pests We Treat : Flies

Flies are a challenging pest to deal with. They are constantly searching for accessible food sources and breed quickly. Flies are scavengers, which means they feed on fermenting food, sugary foods, and decaying matter.

Since they quickly fly from one place to another, they are also one of the leading sources of spreading diseases such as salmonella, E. coli, typhoid and cholera. Because of this, it is crucial to eliminate flies and take preventative measures to keep your family or customers safe. That is where My Pest Pros helps.

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How to Identify Flies

Even if you take necessary precautions, flies are very fast and can quickly fly through a crack in your door or window. To properly treat your fly problem, it is essential that we correctly identify the type of fly you are dealing with. People in Northern Virginia, D.C. Metro, and Maryland deal with four main types of flies—house flies, fruit flies, cluster flies, and phorid flies.

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House Flies

Most commonly found in homes but can occasionally be found in restaurants. They have a larger dark grey/black body and are typically about ¼ of an inch.

Fruit Flies

These flies are significantly smaller than house flies and tend to be about ⅛ of an inch. Their bodies are light tan, and they are usually found around decaying organic material, such as fruits and vegetables.

Cluster Flies

These flies are a similar size to house flies; however, they move much slower than house flies. These flies typically come out in warm weather and stay hidden in cold weather.

Phorid Flies

These flies are similar in size to fruit flies, but they are attracted to wet and unsanitary areas. Phorid flies are usually the most common flies found in restaurants.

Tips for Preventing Flies

  • Take proper sanitary measures.
  • Store dry/sugary foods in airtight containers.
  • Clean dirty dishes as soon as possible.
  • Store trash in receptacles with tight-fitting lids.
  • Eliminate small gaps at entry points.
  • Use fly traps and fly repellents.

How My Pest Pros Helps

Once a fly gets into your home or business, it can be a pain to get them out. They are fast and able to dart into small spaces. Flies can also lay hundreds of eggs and reproduce quickly if action is not taken. That is why it is important to eliminate the problem at the source. At My Pest Pros, we work to ensure that your home and business remain fly free. 

Our experienced technicians are trained to identify flies in the many stages of their life cycle. With a My Pest Pros protection plan, you have access to professional technicians 24/7, regular fly inspections, and tailored treatment plans.

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What customers are saying

My Pest Pros has provided quality service to us for several years. Each technician, especially Chris, provides excellent service and suggestions for solving any problems we might have. We definitely recommend them.

Anne PriorFairfax, VA

The technician handling our property, Mr. Hargrove, is obviously quite capable. He has, from the first visit, explained what he was doing and fully answered all our questions. The results of his efforts are evident in the fact that the latest visit provided evidence that the infestation was not spreading and also none of the "bait" had been consumed since his last visit. Thank you for providing us with the services of this fine gentleman. We would have no problems recommending him and your firm to friends and neighbors.

Richard EllisSpringfield VA

Chris came out to my house in a timely manner. He showed me where mice had been eating the bait in one of the traps. I appreciate learning more about rodent control. Chris was informative and polite. Thanks.

Barbara LassArlington, VA

The young man that came by my house today to do a treatment was "excellent!" He noticed in my backyard there were ant hills and he immediately sprayed that area. All I can say was keep up the good work Sinjay.

Georgia HamptonUpper Marlboro, MD

Chris is friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Thank you.

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Very professional and friendly. Glad I decided to choose this company.

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