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Fly Control & Extermination Services

Flies become a real nuisance during the spring and early summer months. Most of the time, flies are a result of something being dead in the home. This can either be a large animal like a raccoon or squirrel, or something even as small as a family of mice. However, a fly problem can occur without any noticeable reason as well. Either way, fly extermination treatment is very similar in eliminating these pests.

If you suspect that something may have died in your attic or under a deck which is causing you a problem, the rotting animal must first be removed to create fly control. If nothing is found to have died in or around your home, a general spray of the exterior and interior will take place (this would also be done if a dead animal is found and removed).

Since flies typically land around windows (as they are drawn to the heat from the sun), a liquid spray will be applied to all interior and exterior windows. As flies land on the window when the insecticide is still wet, they will die immediately. Over time as the chemical is left to dry, flies will land on the poison and bring it back to where they came from. This will kill the entire colony without them even knowing they are infected!

The Fly transmits deadly diseases such as typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera, yaws, anthrax, leprosy and tuberculosis just to mention a few. In many instances, flies are indirectly responsible for the cause of low cattle weight and poultry death. A female fly will lay anywhere from 400-600 eggs. Each fly egg hatches into a small, grub-like, creature (larvae), which looks more like a worm than a fly. By eating nutrients from soil, ponds or host animals, larvae will grow to adult fly size within a few days.

After sunning themselves during the day, flies will look for a warmer place as the sun goes down and will eventually crawl into any small opening they can find in the house siding or under eaves. They may then settle within the walls or attic to hibernate. The problem becomes more evident on days when temperatures rise and the flies become more active, gathering in windows where light attracts them. In this case you may be looking for fly extermination services.

Flies can enter the home through the tiniest crevices around door and window frames, but also through any other small unsealed opening. To prevent infestation, ensure that all screens fit properly and that all cracks or holes are filled up with caulking around doors, window frames. Properly sealing would disallow them from entering into the house. Weather strip windows and doors and install insect screening over air vents in soffits.

If the infestation is severe enough to warrant the use of insecticides, products containing some of the following chemicals in various combinations are registered for controlling cluster flies: piperonylbutoxide, pyrethrin, permethrin, d-trans allethrin, n-octylbicycloheptenedicarboximide. These products can be purchased in hardware or grocery stores and garden centres. They can be sprayed around the exterior surfaces of window and door frames to prevent entry. There are also products that can be sprayed on interior window and door frames, baseboards, localized areas of floors or floor coverings, underneath furniture, and in closets and crevices and other places where insects hide or are seen.

We also provide fly extermination services and fly control services for York Region including Markham, Vaughan, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Stouffville, Uxbridge, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Maple, Georgina and King City.

It is important to read the label carefully and use the product according to label directions. To have flies properly controlled and exterminated please contact Affordable Pest Control Durham.



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