- Posted by haggerty
- On November 27, 2013
- housefly, infestations, pest control professional
The common housefly has always had a bad reputation associated with disease and lack of sanitation. It turns out that every bit of it is true, and then some.
Entomologists have researched and fully documented the habits of the fly and the consequences of fly infestation in or around human living spaces. It’s not a pretty picture. Many homeowners simply consider flies a nuisance and otherwise accept their presence. Here are some facts about the fly that may convince you that professional pest control services to deter them is the best course for the health of your family.
- Over a hundred toxic pathogens which can cause disease in people and pets may be spread by the fly. These include typhoid, cholera and hepatitis.
- Millions of germs may be thriving on the body of a single fly, which can be spread everywhere it lands.
- Flies disperse disease-causing germs very efficiently because they flit quickly from rotting garbage and sewage to surfaces in our living spaces.
- Each time a common housefly lands, it deposits thousands of toxic pathogens. Because flies typically land on food utensils or food itself, humans are frequently exposed to these disease risks.
An experienced pest control provider can advise you on a number of steps to reduce the presence of flies in your household and the risk of diseases they spread. These include:
- Improved sanitation, such as containing garbage and refuse and cleaning up food sources
- A professional inspection to isolate both the factors that are attracting flies and the location of fly breeding sites in and around the home
- Chemical control with the use of pesticides. Indoor fly strips that slowly release pesticides to repel flies are a common and effective method used in enclosed spaces. Foggers generally offer immediate control but only for short periods. Residual pesticides that retain potency are often utilized outdoors where flies land and congregate.
Haggerty Pest Services is south Florida’s established source for pest control service and advice. Ask us about professional methods to make the common housefly less common in your household.