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Fly Control

Don’t you just hate it when a fly lands directly on you? Not only is it irritating but also disgusting. You have no idea where it’s been. Not to mention the sound of it buzzing around can get quite annoying. In addition, having flies in your home can get embarrassing, especially when you have guests over. That alone could make people second guess about your hygiene and house maintenance.

We’ve all had our fair share of experience with flies. Usually, a rolled up newspaper or swatter would do the trick to get rid of flies. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not as simple to rid ourselves of just that one fly. You have to understand that flies are capable of infesting our homes in a rapid pace. The common fly has a short life span of about 3-5 days. However, a fly is capable of reproducing just days after it is born. From 75 to 100 eggs per batch, Flies are definitely a pest to worry about. Without quick treatment of your fly infestation, it will get worse and worse. Moreover, flies can potentially carry and spread many different diseases and illnesses including tuberculosis, anthrax, parasitic worms and chlamdyia are just to name a few. This list alone should get you worried on how pesterous flies can be and how vital it is to get rid of Flies as soon as you notice an overwhelming amount around you. If you’re facing these problems right now, well you came to the right place for a solution on how to kill Flies. For more information on how to kill Flies or how to get rid of Flies with professional grade products, keep reading or contact us.

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Fly Identification

Before you try to get rid of Flies on your own or before you try to find ways on how to kill Flies with a certain product, it's important to identify the pest first. It is crucial to find out what species of fly is causing a nuisance in or around your home. The wide variation of biology amongst the different species will require different treatment methods to effectively get rid of them. Each species has a different location preference for their larval developmental sites. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the differences of their species. The size of the fly will vary depending on the species. They will range in size anywhere from 6 mm - 55 mm. Their color may also vary from black to a brownish color. All adults have wings and their hind wings are reduced to small, knobbed appendage like structures. Their antennae will also be different according to each species but generally, they are short in length. In addition, flies have compound eye structures.

Larva, or more commonly known as maggots, are dirty-whitish in color. Because they do not possess true legs, they seem almost worm-like. The fly larvae generally does not have a developed head, therefore, eyes and antennae are often very reduced and even absent. The pupa, however, will vary between species. Some species of fly pupa will encase themselves in a silk cocoon and others will simply develop within the food. Once they emerge from the pupa stage, adult flies do not live long and will only survive long enough to reproduce. The development of flies is a rapid process. Females will lay their eggs close to the food source. Their offspring will then hatch as soon as they are laid; sometimes they even hatch inside the mother before they are laid. Laying the eggs as close to the food as possible allows for prompt feeding as soon as the offspring are hatched. They will continue to intake as much food as they possibly can until they are fully matured. Adult flies mainly serve as a means of reproduction. The entire life cycle will range anywhere from 6 days to 50 days.

Fly Infestation

Flies can be found in every corner of the world (with the exception of Antarctica). There are over 120,000 fly species. However, the worry should only derive from the usual house flies. Some of the typical flies that invade homes are listed above: house flies, fruit flies, horse flies and drain flies. Effective fly control comes in a variety of different methods. Using insect sprays from your local stores will get the job done when encountering a medium sized infestation. However, the problem is usually more problematic than medium sized. Utilize professional fly control products to get the job done regardless of enormity.

Fly Control Products

  • How to kill Flies with Fly Traps
    Set and forget fly catchers such as sticky traps and ribbon traps.
  • Get rid of Flies with Fly Baits
    Lure your flies in with pheromone based baits.
  • How to kill Flies with Ultraviolet (UV) Fly Light Traps
    Zap your fly problem away by setting up a UV insect light trap.
  • Fly Liquid Insecticides
    Reliable strong chemical pesticides never fail when handling pest infestations.
  • Wettable Powder Insecticides
    Powder form insecticide mixed with water to create a spot treatment for cracks and crevices.
  • How to kill Flies with Professional Fly Aerosol Sprays
    Due to higher doses of fly concentrated toxicity and chemicals, regular insect sprays cannot compare.

How to Get Rid of Flies

Fly removal will consist of several different processes which includes identification, sanitation, inspection and mechanical, as well as pesticide control. Such things as identification, inspection and sanitation are preliminary processes that a homeowner should make to prevent further fly infestations. Proper identification of the fly species will help you identify where their breeding sites are, what areas you need to target and how you can treat the infestation. Because some species of flies are harmful to people and animals, inspection will allow you to know whether or not the infestation is a threat or just a nuisance. Moreover, sanitation is necessary to prevent further infestations from occurring in your home or business.

Flies often infest, feed on, and breed in areas of filth or fermenting and decaying matter. Sanitation will involve anything that will get rid of these sites. Keeping areas clean and without a food source for the flies will help prevent infestations from occurring. Last but not least, manual control of infestations that are already present is necessary. This will include mechanical control as well as applying correctly labeled insecticides in areas that are concentrated with fly infestations. Mechanical control involves the use of screens and caulk to keep the flies from entering the premises as well as traps (glue boards, fly light traps, sticky ribbon traps and etc.). Windows and door frames should be sealed tightly and lose ones should be fixed or replaced immediately. Insecticide application targets all areas of the infestation including breeding sites, larva habitats, as well as any surface that the adults may rest on. Pesticides like pressurized aerosol sprays and liquid concentrates promote contact kill of adult flies. There are also bait materials in granule and liquid form. Last but not least, ULV applications or misting applications that are like foggers kill flies inside the house as well as outdoors and around commercial areas. All product labels should be reviewed before any pesticide is applied. If you have any questions concerning fly control methods and other questions on how to kill flies, we encourage our pest patrons to contact us.

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Q. repelling fly's from patio area
For severla years now we have small black fly's similiar to hous fly's but smaller, slower, & no buzzing. they seem to love an area where we have a cement patio partially covered by a deck & a door to laundry room. We hve completely cleaned the area, repainted, sprayed... We bought the disposable fly taps & put them up nearby, but those fill up with regualr larger house fly's... these are smaller & just slowly fly around in the covered patio area. it is not dark/dirty... it may be more humid at times when the dryer vent is running, but they are always present whether it is running or not.
A.   Unfortunately, a correct identification is necessary before we can recommend any insecticide. Also, there is no such repellent for flies. We recommend applying insecticide like Cy-Kick CS to the isolated area that is most heavily infested with the fly-type insects. This will kill them when they come in contact with the surface.
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Q. ultraviolet fly killer
Hello, I am looking for something strong to install outdoor in front of my restaurant doors so flies won't fly anymore. People don't come in the restaurant because they see all the flies! It is very annoying Do you have something for me?
A.   Something we recommend is the Maxforce Fly Spot Bait. Here is the link to the product page: Maxforce Fly Spot Bait It is not an ultraviolet trap, however, we think that this will be much more effective for you and your situation over the light traps.
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Q. black flys control
black flys spray. is v one ok in california?
A.   V-One pressurized spray has been discontinued and the alternative or replacement that we offer is 565 Plus XLO pressurized spray. 565 Plus XLO is registered in CA and will work for black cluster fly or house flies.
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Q. controlling flies
we live in a house that has many stray cats that poop in the yard our yard is infested with flies what is the best thing to buy to get rid of the flies
A.   Unfortunately, you need to get rid of the source or you will most definitely have a reoccuring infestation. Are you interested in traps to lure them and kill them or are you looking for a spray. We recommend the Catchmaster Disposable Fly Traps for flies or the Suspend SC concentrate as a spray. We also recommend Maxforce Fly Spot Bait which is a water-soluble granule and is sprayed onto surfaces to attract and kill the flies.
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Q. we have flies that are attracted to heat
we bought a house and now are having to deal with this problem, large flies are everywhere and attracted to the side of our house when it warms up they appear to be coming out of the eves and roof area. We are told they can hibernate and reappear. What is the best thing to use I feel they are probley between the roof joist I can bomb the attic but will it penetrate the eves. Please help this is so disgusting.
A.   We are not sure if they are flies or if they are flying bugs. You must be able to identify the pest before we can recommend a product to use. Identification of the pest before chemical treatment is beneficial for you in that you will save money in using the right product and it is also better for the environment. We recommend taking a sample to your local entomologist or to a professional pest control company that will be able to identify the pest. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
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Q. what works better to kill a buzzing fly
Somehow a buzzing fly got into my room last night and I want it dead. I'm terrified and spent 10 mins after spraying it with soappy water knowing that's only a temp fix. Help
A.   House flies are particularly drawn towards food sources. You can use fly light traps like the Flyweb Light inside your room. Sanitation and also mechanical changes to your windows or doors may be necessary to keep flies out of the room.
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Q. Cluster flies Control
I also have a cluster fly issue with my log house. I've vacuumed up hundreds of them on the rugs of both upstairs bedrooms. How can I keep them from entering? In August they'll be back in full force.
A.   For the fly infestation, Maxforce fly spot bait can be used. However, the fly spot bait can only be used outdoors. If you want to make sure they are not coming inside, you need to seal possible entry points like cracks and crevices around the door and windows. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
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Q. Do you (did you) make a sticky fly trap?
My hardware store use to stock a very effective house-fly trap; made of white cardboard in about a foot-long square tube that had stick-um on it and was printed with drawings of flies and little pink quadralateral doors. Was this your product? I can no longer find them in stock.
A.   We may not carry the same product you are describing. However we do carry sticky fly glue board traps which work excellent in catching flies. Some of our most products are Catchmaster Gold Stick Fly Traps.
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Q. indoor fly control
I have several cabins and a lodge where I need to control flies. What would you recommend for cabins and for a small kitchen/restaurant? In both cases I do not want to use the strips where you see all the dead flies. Thanks
A.   Although we will really need the size of the area you would like to cover, we do recommend fly traps that are available in a variety of sizes and also designs that will hide the trapped flies. Fly traps are one of the most traditional and yet effective ways to kill flies. Also, other means of control that involve mechanical changes to both the inside and outside of your structure may be necessary to completely rid your facility of flies. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-788-4142 or email us at info@pestmall.com
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Q. how to trap house flies
I read on your site that Maxforce Fly Bait stations were great to use in and around pools, stables, etc. I could find the bait, but where is the actual trap? Other recommendations for fly traps for barns and paddocks? (I prefer traps to chemical sprays since we are a heritage breeding facility.)
A.   Maxforce Fly Spot Bait are not actually traps but they are a water soluble granule product that is sprayed on surfaces. Flies are baited to the chemical which is a killing agent. They are naturally attracted to the bait because of the scents that are attractive to flies
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