Green Bottle Fly
What Are Flies?
Flies are one of the most common household pests and are just as likely to inhabit commercial facilities. These insects are characterized by having a single set of wings and are typically 1/8 inch or larger and range in color from dull tan to black, depending on the type of fly. At Eden we frequently encounter houseflies and fruit flies.
Why Do I Have Them?
Like many pests flies inhabit homes and businesses searching for a food source and ideal conditions to breed and live. Flies are attracted to areas where there is food such as meat, fresh fruit and vegetables but they will also consume garbage, fermenting liquids, decaying vegetation and waste.
Are They Dangerous?
While flies may seem harmless, they are capable of contaminating food and spreading disease.
How Do I Get Rid Of Flies?
Flies are very difficult to control because there are many attractants that draw them to your property. Contacting Eden is the ideal way to resolve fly problems in and around your property. We offer highly effective fly control that is sure to help mitigate the pest problem.
Can I Do It Myself?
Do-it-yourself sprays and treatments are not always effective in resolving fly problems and may contain chemicals that are harmful to people and pets if mixed improperly. Eden’s’ pest control professionals are trained in identifying fly infestations and breeding sites and will implement effective measures to control flies.
Is The Treatment Safe?
The health and safety of our customers, their family or employees is very important to us and that is why we use products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use. All of our pest control professionals are registered and licensed by the state or local jurisdictions where we provide service to ensure proper application.
How Soon Can You Get Here?
At Eden we make every effort to be with you as soon as possible. In most cases we can respond on the same or next day.
How Much Do Your Services Cost?
Washington and Oregon offer a perfect environment to many different pests and species which all require a different treatment, and therefore a different price. Our contracts are customized to meet your needs and expectations so our prices reflect that. When you contact our office we can provide you a general price range and for many pests we recommend a free inspection, where one of our representatives will thoroughly investigate your concerns, give you our recommendation for treatment, and pricing information for the service.
How Do I Prevent This In The Future?
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent and that is why you should contact Eden at the first sign of a problem. Our fly control services are an effective way to resolve the fly problems you may be experiencing.
Adults are large, over ¼", and are shiny metallic green in color.
Just about everyone enjoys the respite that winter brings with the disappearance of flies in and around homes and commercial facilities. Unfortunately, flies can begin reappearing in late winter through early spring. Prevention is usually better than cure when it comes to flies, and so now is a good time to think about what to do reduce fly activity in the coming year.
There are many different flies that create problems for home and business owners. House flies, little house flies, bottle flies, cluster flies, fruit flies, and the list goes on and on. Firstly, be aware that many flies will over-winter as pupa. The pupa is the life stage where the larvae or maggots undergo the change into the adult form. Early in the season the presence of adult flies may not be caused by a current problem, but are the remainder of a problem that occurred last fall. We see this regularly with bottle flies that normally lay eggs on dead animals. Cluster and face flies often over-winter in structures during the winter as adults and emerge in the spring or sooner if there are clear bright days at the end of winter. Flies that over-winter in or around structures are a problem that can be distressing and unfortunately little can be done to prevent emergence. The best time to prevent these flies is in the fall as they enter.
As the year progresses there are some things that can be done to limit fly activity:
- Regularly remove pet waste from yards.
- Be sure garbage containers have lids and always keep them closed.
- Be sure window and door screens are tight fitting and in good repair.
- If you compost, keep the compost pile as far from structures as possible.
- Use yellow “bug light bulbs” in exterior light fixtures.
- Keep rotting fruits and vegetables in the garden cleaned up.
- If little house flies are a problem (these are the flies that seem to fly in circles in shady areas) install a low volume fan in the area. Airflow will move them out of areas such as covered patios or entryways.
- Clean the area around garbage cans or dumpsters regularly.
- Many times when there are a number of flies inside, opening a window on the sunny side of a structure and removing the window screen will allow them to leave. Be sure to close the window and/or replace the screen by dusk to avoid attracting night fliers.
- In most cases the use of insecticides can be avoided. If you do use insecticides for fly control ALWAYS read and follow label instructions carefully, and avoid over application.
- If you have a severe ongoing problem call a professional to help you devise a comprehensive fly abatement program.