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Blow FlyHow To Control Blow Flies

Blow flies, also known as bottle flies, are larger flies known for their metallic bluish green color. These flies create a very audible buzzing sound while flying and typically scavenge around rotting meat or strong odorous foods. They tend to be around urban areas and aren’t typically found indoors. When they are indoors, this could be a big problem as they may breed and lay eggs which would cause a considerable infestation.

Blow flies can be found all over the world and emerge in nearly any area that is occupied by humans. Blow flies get the “blow” from their name from infesting rotted carcasses of dead animals during their larvae/maggot stage when the carcass is in a bloated condition. Blow flies lay hundreds of eggs on rotting flesh which will grow into larvae and eat the flesh until there is nothing left.

Blow flies commonly gather around dead animals and are also often found near meat processing plants, garbage dumps and slaughterhouses. They typically enter homes when they detect filth or food indoors and will come from near and from far to feast, usually through any gaps and openings around the home. Most people who deal with blow flies usually have a rodent problem.

If you have a blow fly problem around your home, there is a way to eliminate them completely and Solutions Pest and Lawn has the products and techniques you can implement to be fly-free.

How To Get Rid of Blow Flies: 3 Step Solution

Blow fly control can be rather easy to execute if you have the right approach and the right products to keep them away. Solutions Pest and Lawn recommends using a variety of treatment methods and techniques to kill the flies. Here we will share with you three basic steps you can put in place to ensure your home will not be plagued by the presence of flies any longer.

Step 1: The most important step to rid these pesky flies is to eliminate the breeding source within the home and conduct good sanitation practices in your home to eliminate the filth that the flies are attracted to and are gravitating towards. This usually may be garbage that hasn’t been thrown away, rotting fruit or vegetables, a dead rotting animal laid out or any other organic matter. By simply tossing the offending item and doing a thorough cleanup, you will have already fought half the battle as the infestation will simply leave.

Step 2: Indoor fly control can be managed with a combination of fly lights (like Mantis Fly Lights), glue traps such as a Musca-Stik, and fly baits. You can also use a general aerosol insecticide spray or fogger spray like PCO Fogger or Flex 10-10. These sprays kill flies on contact and are a good choice if there’s a lot of fly activity in your home and you want to remove them quickly. If you do use a spray or fogger, you may be required to vacate the home after treatment and ventilate the area before reentering.  What you choose depends on your personal preference as there are a lot of solid options available which work well. You can, of course, contact us for more detailed advice.

Step 3: Once the flies have been eliminated we recommend implementing exclusion measures to make it harder for flies to re-enter your home. This includes doing this like: regular cleanups of your home, tossing trash in tight fitting containers with lid, replacing your garbage bags regularly and not letting trash pile up, sealing gaps and holes and any other points of entry into the home with caulk. Be sure that if you have pets to remove waste in the yard to prevent future fly infestation.

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