Wacky Pest Wednesday: House Flies
Happy Wednesday to you Tri-County Pest Control fans, and welcome to another edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday. This week on our Wednesday tradition, we’re taking an in-depth look into the house fly. Enjoy!
The house fly is one of the most common pests that you can encounter on a daily basis, right next to the fruit fly. Although the two share a similar name, the house fly differentiates itself with the fact that house flies will feed on just about anything under the sun. Human food, animal food, garbage, excrement, dead things, etc. Name your pick–the house fly eats them all. Due to this, the house fly is seen as the dirtiest pest out there, and one that is a vector for disease, as its legs takes particles of what it was last feeding on and spreads them across new food. When it comes to house flies, the general rule is not to eat anything that it lands on.
In addition to this disgusting trait, house flies can reproduce at an alarming rate. One female can lay up to 400-600 eggs, all of which will hatch into maggots in under 24 hours. To make matters worse, these critters can live up to a month.
House flies are no doubt a nuisance to homeowners, but you don’t need to let them continue to be one. If you think you have a fly infestation in your home, a quick call to us will absolve you of that issue, as our technicians and specialists are trained to neutralize their breeding grounds and remove flies with swift precision.
With Thanksgiving coming up, why leave your holiday to chance? Give us a call today to guarantee a pest-free home in time for the holidays!