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How To Control Flies

Flies are not only annoying but are a major health hazard because of the places they frequent. They are normally around garbage and waste, so when they come into contact near your, your home and especially around your food, you could be at risk of catching an illness from them or worse.

Solutions Pest & Lawn offers the largest selection of fly control products for your home, office or commercial facility. Whether you are in need of large scale recommendations and procedures, to small personal suggestions we can have you covered.

Filth Flies require inspection, sanitation, exclusion, insecticidal application and removal of the breeding grounds. Typically, taking an Integrated Pest Management effort, with all steps being addressed to get the best level of population reduction of flies.

Indoor fly control can be effective with fly lights, glue traps, and fly executors. Outdoor fly control should consist of fly bait, and an insecticidal spray. Fly traps work great for outdoor spaces, but you will want to place these away from the area you want to be fly-free, because it does act as an attractant.

Contact a Solutions Pest & Lawn professional today to help you select the right product and course of action for your fly control needs! Professional, experienced advice will provide you the peace of mind you need in your home treatment process. Click the links provided to take a look at some of the fly treatment products we offer!

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How to Get Rid of Flies- Solutions 4 Step Process

Fly control programs typically center around sanitation then remediation. We offer a program that has three parts. We kill the adult flies that are bothering you this instant, solve the problem through sanitation and bio-enzyme cleaners, and the prevent future issues with the use of an insect growth regulator. If you follow our 3 step program below we guarantee 100% that you will get rid of any fly infestation out there.

Step 1: Identification. The tricky thing with fly control is that a lot of different fly species require the use of different products and techniques so it's vital to know what fly you have so you can be pointed in the direction of the products and control methods that can successfully eliminate that fly type. Besides noting the appearance, what helps is observing where you have been seeing them frequent.  If you see a fly hanging around ripe fruit, it may be a fruit fly. If it's hanging around potted indoor plants, it might be a fungus gnat or phorid fly. If you need help, you can always take a picture and send it our way at identification@solutionsstores.com.

Step 2:
Inspection. Sanitation is one of the main tasks in the sanitation step. Sanitation is going to be the key to fly control for commercial structures as well as for homeowners and property management companies. Remove the food source, remove the breeding areas, and remove the odors that are attracting flies and you are well on your way to having less of a fly infestation. Keep trash sealed and make sure that you have as many things in place to prevent the flies from making it inside the structures. Screens on the doors, and windows, sealing the cracks and repairing any openings in very important when it comes to fly control.

Step 3: Control. 
The next phase is killing off or capturing adult flies that are flying around your property. can do this through the use of traps or foggers. Traps are all natural non-pesticide based and lure them in until they get stuck. You can use either a Musca-Stik Trap or a Fly Light trap. The other option is a surface spray. Not all flies can be treated the same way so it'd be important to identify the type of fly and then look for the recommended products we have for each specific fly.

Using a bio-remediation product to eliminate the habitat of the insect. Typically flies will breed in organic matter that is decomposing. This could range from a sink drain with gunk buildup, fruits and veggies that are turning, planters for flowers with moist soil or mulch, or even a rodent carcass that has not been cleaned up. For fruits and veggies simply throwing them away and wiping up with solve the issue. For the other problems, we sell tons of a product called Invade Hot Spot which is an aerosol spray foam that is used to coat the surface you are treating. It can be foamed into drains or sprayed on target areas. The bacteria in the product will eat away at the organic matter until it is gone. With no organic matter, the flies cannot breed and the life cycle will be stopped.

Step 4:
Prevention. The final step provides long-term control and prevents re-infestation if you should ever happen to bring the eggs back from a grocery store or some other factor brings flies back to your home. It is a product called Gentrol Point Source and works as an insect growth regulator for up to 7 months per application. What it does is ensure that the insects cannot reproduce and form a colony in your home. Using this product around problems areas once or twice a year will ensure you never have the issue again.


Learn More About Fliesfly infestation

When you hear the word fly, you probably only think of the common housefly. However this only is one type of fly as there are over a million different species of fly which exist in the world. There are house flies, blow flies, fruit flies and various other fly types, but usual one thing is common between them, they absolutely love filth and as soon as they smell something rotting or decaying in your vicinity, they will be squeezing through every nook and cranny to get into your home.


While this may sound gross and the presence of flies may be annoying, their presence can be quite hazardous to your health and downright dangerous. For instance, the common housefly possesses the ability to spread diseases by collecting pathogens on their legs and the hairs of their bodies and then depositing these pathogens on the foods that we eat. This is why when a fly lands on your food, it’s advised you not eat it, because who knows what disgusting places the fly landed upon before landing on your food.


House flies can transmit more than 30 bacterial and protozoan diseases, including typhoid fever, tuberculosis, dysentery, anthrax, polio, diarrhea, cholera, conjunctivitis, tapeworm, pinworm and hookworm. So with this being the case, you don’t want none of these garbage dwelling pests in your home getting you sick.


Life Cycle of Flies

No matter the fly species, one thing is for sure, these buzzing pests can multiply very quickly. In fact, a female housefly can deposit about 50 to 100 eggs at one time in organic matter. The eggs will hatch into slimy maggots in as little as 12 hours after being laid. These maggots end up feeding on the organic debris and then each will build a cocoon where it will pupate and turn into an adult housefly.


We can thank our lucky stars that house flies can only live for about two to three weeks at most, because during that time, a female can lay over 500 eggs. If even half of those eggs are females, and each of those females can produce 500 eggs and continue the cycle, you will be dealing with such a large number of flies that it will make your head spin.


Female blow flies, on the other hand, can live between 2 to 8 weeks, but they have the ability to produce thousands of eggs during their short life span. Eggs can hatch within 24 hours under the right circumstances. Their larvae develop inside rotting animal carcasses, causing it to take on a bloated appearance.

Flesh flies, which are flies which enjoy breeding and feeding on the body of dead animals, have females that produce eggs which hatch in the female’s body. She then deposits up to hundreds of maggots inside a decaying host, such as a rotting animal carcass or on rotting meat. The larvae feed on the host for about 4 days. Thereafter,  adult flesh flies emerge in about two weeks, and the cycle continues


The Threat Of Flies

While a good number of fly species do not bite, they can still be a threat due to their knack for carrying and spreading around harmful diseases. This makes it vital to find quick, effective solutions to get rid of flies.


To understand why flies spread various diseases, one can simply observe the unique way that they consume food.  Flies land and feed on rotting organic matter which houses tons of bacteria, and then they travel around and land on your food that’s sitting unprotected on your indoor dinner table or at an outdoor picnic.


The flies have mouths that are made up of proboscises. These proboscises are curled up under the flies’ heads while flying. A fly uses the proboscis to release saliva and other digestive juices onto food and to take in the juices created by doing so, regurgitating the food back and forth while feeding.


Flies also land on droppings of animals and humans, garbage, rotting animal flesh, and expired foods. These items can contain bacteria, fungi, and other potentially harmful germs. Flies can easily spread the bacteria and other germs when they come inside your home. Once you eat the food flies land on, the bacteria may begin to multiply and could make you feel very ill.


To prevent contracting diseases that flies carry and spread, it’s important to learn how to keep flies away by understanding their habitat and how to control them.


Habitat Of Flies

Flies can be found all across the world. Due to all of the organic waste and filth we produce, flies are attracted to our homes, outdoor buildings, yards, and just about any other area we humans happen to reside!


These insects carry man hazardous diseases which can affect our wellbeing; therefore, it is crucial to put into place an effective control plan that addresses fly infestations and makes your home an unappealing place for flies to hang around.


Flies have been a bothersome insect to humans probably since the beginning of time. There are about 16,000 different species of fly and that’s just in North America! Flies are an almost unavoidable pest and can be found in virtually every part of the world.The common house fly is known as a filth fly because wherever there’s rotting food, terrible odors and waste, a fly is bound to be there.


Because of their attraction to filth and garbage, flies can be a hazard to humans because of their ability to transmit disease. Because they spend so much time around filth, rotting matter and garbage, they are exposed to all kinds of bacteria and even breed their eggs in filth. Anywhere a fly lands, they are leaving pathogens which can cause disease to humans and animals.


When they enter a home, they can often be very difficult to get rid of, and if given the chance to create offspring, things can get out of control real fast. But just because it can be difficult to remove them, doesn’t mean they are impossible to get rid of. ePestSolutions has numerous products available to help you eliminate your fly problem easily all by yourself.

READ MORE: The Ultimate Guide To DIY Fly Control

Causes of Fly Infestations

Flies are usually drawn to a home because they detect a food source or a place of filth. The strong odors emitted from the filth can draw flies near and far as the perfect breeding and feeding ground.The average house fly is attracted to decaying organic filth such as feces and rotting meat, while fruit flies seek sugar-heavy substances and feed often on rotting or overripe fruit, spilled soda and alcohol. Drain flies require moist climates and organic materials which build up in drain pipes as they are ideal areas for them to lay their eggs.


Types of Fly Infestations

There are many different species of flies but the most common one that pesters homeowners is the housefly. Other flies that can usually intrude upon a home or business are drain flies, stable flies, horse flies, bottle flies, black flies and cluster flies among others.


Steps to Get Rid of Flies Permanently

The first step in fly killing and eradication from your home starts with sanitation and removing the filth and food sources that are attracting them in the first place. A thorough cleansing of your home, particularly your kitchen is vital to eliminating what the flies are foraging around in your home for. Eliminating moisture is also essential so after cleaning be sure to dry everything carefully. This is also helpful after using our recommended control protects to prevent flies from returning to your home.


We here at Solutions Pest & Lawn know how big of a pain it is to deal with flies buzzing around your home, zipping by our ears and landing on our skin where they could be spreading disease and making life miserable. We employ a team of experts who know exactly how to target your specific fly problem and can give you the tools and resources to help you get rid of those pesky flies once and for all!. The high-quality professional-grade fly control products we carry are exactly what pest control exterminators use—so your home will be treated like the pros are handling it. Don’t settle for a DIY home remedy that probably won’t work. Let Solutions Pest & Lawn provide you with all the products that you need to get those awful flies out of your hair.


Not only do we have all the products you will need to eliminate your fly problem both indoors and outdoors, we also offer free step-by-step guides and advice from our team of expert pest control specialists so you can do the job right the first time.



Solutions Pest & Lawn offers a wide range of fly killers which are safe, effective and convenient to deal with eliminating your specific fly problem. Treatment can be performed with liquid insecticides, Insect Growth Regulators and Baits.


Bait and traps are also available, including easy to use water soluable granule baits which promise an instant kill that can be placed in bait stations and left in areas where there has been lots of fly activity. This bait is pet and child friendly, making it safe to use for the whole family. Flytraps and glue boards are also effective means of capturing flies and removing them from your home as well as fly Lights with special UV spectrums which attract flies with their fluorescence, lures them toward the light and traps them.

One of our most popular products to eliminate drain flies is Drain Gel. This microbial formula can be poured down your drain piping to remove the gunk and buildup in your clogged drains which attract the drain flies in the first place.

No matter your need, we can help you. Our fly control products ship quickly and discreetly, making sure you can eliminate your pest problem as efficiently and hassle free as possible. Choose Solutions Pest & Lawn to help you get rid of those pesky flies—the variety in products that we have can’t be beaten, and we guarantee that you’ll be impressed with your fly-free results.



At  Solutions Pest & Lawn, we know our products inside and out and have tested them repeatedly to assure you that they work as intended. We have experts who can point you in the right direction to get exactly what you need. Whether you are the owner of a restaurant and have come down with a fly problem that has gone from your kitchen to the service area, or you are a homeowner who is at a loss on how to get rid of these hard to leave flies, we can help you out. Check out our quality selection of fly control products and killers we have listed here, and be sure to give us a phone call and have our team of experts find the product that fits your needs exactly.


Additional Fly Resources

Flies Management Guidelines--UC IPM


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