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Cluster Fly / Flies

Cluster flies are seasonal flies. They are slightly larger and darker than house flies, and have a coating of short golden hair on their thorax. There presence causes a great deal of nuisance in the house. These flies normally live outdoors where they occur on flowers and fruits. They are parasitic on earthworms, their life cycle taking place in the soil of fields and lawns. They are long lived, over wintering in various places or structures such as homes and emerging in the spring. In late summer and fall, when the weather turns cool, cluster flies tend to be most numerous in homes and may congregate on sunny walls. They enter structures in the fall in order to try and over winter. In the winter they remain dormant. On sunny days in winter, they will become active and end up coming out inside the house. They are often found at windows because they are attracted towards light. They enter the home to overwinter through any available access. They enter in to homes from soffits, facia, gable ends, dormers, vents and flashing. In the home, the flies hide, often in a cluster in attics and wall voids, in dark corners, cracks, under clothing in closets, beneath curtains, behind pictures and furniture etc. On warm, sunny days in the winter and spring, the flies often emerge from their hiding place and swarm on windows causing great annoyance by their buzzing and by their presence. They are not interested in food, do not develop in garbage, and are not a sign of unsanitary conditions.

Prevention and control

To prevent the entry of the flies in the fall, screen attics and roof vents and fill all cracks, crevices and other points of entry with caulking or other crack filler. Tighten baseboards and quarter round. Flies found on the windows can be killed with chemical spray and removed with a vacuum cleaner. Treatment involves spraying inside and fogging in the attics of the home. Our exterminators are well trained and have right expertise and equipment to deal with Cluster flies control. We utilize safe, effective and environmentally friendly treatments when carrying out cluster flies control service.

House Flies

House fly is indeed one of the most widely distributed insects, found all over the world, and considered a pest that can carry serious diseases. A worldwide pest of homes, shops, factories, catering establishments and rubbish tips. The adults are attracted to, and breed in, decaying animal and vegetable waste. The House fly is a major health risk: a carrier of a large number of disease organisms, e.g. Salmonella food poisoning and infantile diarrhoea. Active during the day and resting at night, preferring projecting edges high up in rooms as alighting surfaces. Adults are 8-12 mm long. They live and feed on (usually dead and decaying) organic material, such as garbage or feces. Female, during her three to four weeks of life, lays five to six batches of 75 to 100 small, white, oval eggs, largely in scattered garbage, that hatch in 12 to 24 hours. The life cycle from egg to adult may be from 8 to 12 days in warm weather A pair of flies beginning operation in April, if all were to live, would result in 191,010,000,000,000,000,000 (191 quintillion 10 quadrillion) flies by August. Luckily, predators, parasites and other factors reduce fly populations.
Housefly is considered as a vector of disease. Mechanical transmission of organisms in its hairs, mouthparts, vomits and feces cause transmitting parasitic diseases, bacterial diseases and viruses.

Prevention and Control

To keep flies out of your home, inspect the exterior for possible entry points. Using a caulking or expanding foam, seal up any hole, no matter the size. For advanced cases of house fly infestation, the use of a residual insecticide applied by a professional exterminator may be the only realistic option. Our exterminators are well trained and have right expertise and equipment to deal with House flies control. We utilize safe, effective and environmentally friendly treatments when carrying out house flies control service.

Fruit Fly

Female fruit flies lay around 500 eggs using rotting fruits or vegetables as their nest. Fruit fly live 8 – 10 days. They are commonly found in homes, restaurants and other facilities where food is processed. They are especially attracted to garbage that has just been sitting around. They are found in unsanitary conditions like garbage dumps and trashcans. When they are around, humans can become very sick.

Prevention and control

Pest Control BARRIE exterminators are well trained and have right expertise and equipment to deal with Fruit flies control. We utilize safe, effective and environmentally friendly treatments when carrying out fruit flies control service.

COMMON MEAL MOTH (Indian Meal Moth)

This insect is a common kitchen pest that infests milled cereal products and other foodstuffs. The adult moth is about one half of an inch long with reddish-brown wing tips. Female moths lay 100 to 300 eggs on food material which hatch into small, whitish caterpillars that feed on just about everything. When mature, the caterpillars are about one-half of an inch long and may have a greenish or pinkish hue. Mature larvae are often seen crawling about on walls and ceilings searching for places to spin a cocoon. During warm weather, a life cycle (egg to egg-laying adult) may be completed in 6 to 8 weeks.

Preparation, Prevention and Control

The best way to control this pest is by employing the Inspect-and-Discard Method. Begin with those items that have been in the cupboard the longest and check all opened packages of flour, noodles, cereal, dried fruits, nuts, spices and even dog food and birdseed for moths, caterpillars and webbing. Discard any infested food items. It may be necessary to thoroughly scrub the cupboards and kitchen area with a strong detergent. Inspect behind and under appliances for spilled food material that can harbor these insects and remove if found. Once the area is clean, it is advisable to use the services of a reputable, licensed pest control operator. Our exterminators are well trained and have right expertise and equipment to deal with Indian meal moth control. We utilize safe, effective and environmentally safe treatments when carrying out Indian meal moth control service. Adult moths live up to a month, so you may continue to see the moths for a few weeks after the source of the infestation has been removed. If the problem persists, store foodstuffs in tightly sealed plastic containers or freezer bags until the moths are no longer seen.

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