Keep in mind that sanitation is the key to controlling flies within a structure. Their life cycle is dependent on decaying organic matter present in the environment. By only treating the adults flying around you are just scratching the surface. Focus on removing the larvae and their food source. On top of that consider the multiple species of fly pests in Cleveland, OH. Specific fly control treatments are required for each type of infestation.
Fly Control Service
House Flies, Flesh Flies, And Blow Flies:
These flies come from multiple different sources: Feces, garbage, animal carcasses. Since most of our fly control involves a dead rodent or bird within the premises, we often look fro that first. If the source can be located and removed, recommendations will be provided. To supplement inspections, in-fared cameras are used. Whenever we find a problem area that is inaccessible, desiccant dusts are applied to that void. As a general treatment, fly bait is applied to infested areas. By doing so, we quickly knock out adult flies within the premises. As always, wildlife exclusion and sanitation recommendations are provided.
There are actually 2 different species of fruit flies: Drosophila melanogaster and Drosophila repeta. Both of these species feed on decaying moist organic matter. Both require strict sanitation measures to be implemented. While many people use fruit fly traps and bug bombs to knock down adults, they miss controlling the larval stage. When the food source is not eliminated, new adults are constantly emerging. Our detailed inspections take the time to remove the underlying cause. By treating for both adults and larvae, you will enjoy lasting results.
Cluster flies are considered an occasional invader. Their presence within your home is not unlike stinkbugs, and multi-colored Asian ladybird beetles. Controlling attic flies inside your home is best done when they are not inside your home. During the summer months you can exclude them from ever entering again. Sealant can be applied to the crevices in which they enter. This is a detailed process when done right. Not only do you seal out insects, you also stop mice and other wildlife from entering. Just don’t seal them inside when it is still cold. You will find yourself with a house full of flies!
Another good option is to seal inside the living space. While it might not be practical to seal them completely out, it can be simple to block their entry from the inside. Sometimes it is as easy as sealing around an attic door. Power dusting attic spaces help if the area is closed off and not used. Otherwise, dusting soffit areas and wall voids can help. In certain instances, you can have us apply pest strips inside attic spaces to knock them out with vapors. Treating the cracks and crevices outside in fall certainly helps. A thorough exterior treatment can reduce the amount of cluster flies that enter your home to over winter. Traps can also be used. In cases where there is a significant amount flying around a structure, we vacuum them up. There are plenty of good options to control cluster flies inside your home.
Drain flies are often as sign of an organic matter buildup inside drains. These small flies are most often found within the lower levels of structures along the main sewer lines. Since moth flies can complete their life cycle inside of a drain line, seeing them might relate to a dry trap. Snaking or flushing drain lines of accumulated organic matter can help. Complex problems may require a plumbing repair. We often use a bacterial enzyme foam or gel to eat away their food source. Borates and insect growth regulators may also be necessary to disrupt their life cycle. Contact insecticides or vacuums are used to remove adult flies from the infested area.
Fly Control Tips and Tricks
- Do what you can to stop the adults. Contact sprays, traps, fly swatters and vacuums all help.
- Light traps and air curtains can get them if they are coming in from the exterior.
- Keep garbage as far away from the structure as possible, atleast 25 feet.
- Pick up dog feces and empty cat litter as much as possible. This is a huge source of houseflies.
- Seal your home from rodent entry. Replace contaminated insulation inside crawlspaces and such.
- Vinegar traps for fruit flies may help. Consider that you are supplying a food source for them. If the traps are not set up correctly, You could end up breeding more of them than you remove.
- Clean out your drains periodically. Do this mechanically or with drain cleaning products.
- Look for hidden sources. Dead animal carcasses, hidden fecal contamination, and wet areas of kitchens.