Facts & Information
What are House Flies?
House flies are a common household pest in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. They are greyish-black with four black stripes on the thorax and orange eyes. They are ⅙ to ¼ of an inch in length. House flies feed on various food sources. Since the house fly cannot bite or chew, they will regurgitate liquid from their stomach to dissolve food and then use their sponging mouthparts to suck it up.
Why Do I Have Them?
House flies are attracted to a wide variety of food, including human food, animal food, dead animals, and garbage. They are known to invade houses through cracks around doors and windows, searching for food and a safe place to breed. Poor sanitation and waste management will attract these pests into your house.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
House flies are filthy pests that breed and feed in unsanitary areas, such as garbages. Flies are not only a nuisance; they are also known to spread a variety of bacterial diseases, such as dysentery, salmonella, and tuberculosis. A female fly can lay up to 500 eggs within a week. If not controlled immediately, a small problem can soon turn into a full-blown fly infestation.
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How Do I Get Rid of House Flies?
Getting rid of house flies can be a difficult task due to their nesting habits and fast reproduction rate. Regular cleaning will help prevent fly infestations. If flies have already invaded your home, the most effective way to get rid of an infestation is to contact a pest control professional. At Advanced Wildlife and Pest Control, we offer effective pest services to eliminate your fly problem.