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What are flies?

Flies are winged insects; out in nature, they serve several purposes, including aiding in pollination, as a food source for other animals, and as natural decomposers as they feed on decaying organic matter. Though helpful out in nature, flies do not benefit people when they call our Omaha yards and houses home.

Listed below are the many types of flies that call Omaha home:

  • Blow flies
  • Cluster flies
  • Deer flies
  • Fruit flies
  • Fungus flies
  • Horse flies
  • House flies
  • Moth flies
  • Phorid flies

Keep flies out of your home and away from your family with the help of our informative pest guide.

Are flies dangerous?

Flies are probably the most infamous for being annoying. Very few things are as irritating as flies buzzing around our heads, dinner plates, or TVs.

However, flies are not just a nuisance. They pose a danger. These scavenging insects feed on decaying debris and constantly come into contact with bacteria, parasites, and pathogens. When flies are in our Omaha homes, they contaminate surfaces, dishes, utensils, and food with things that can make us ill.

In addition, some flies, like horse flies, will deliver painful bites to have the blood meals the female requires to complete their life cycle.

Why do I have a fly problem?

Flies live and breed outside all around us. These insects are most active during warm weather and, in Omaha, are most problematic during the spring, summer, and fall seasons.

Female flies can lay hundreds of eggs at a time, which develop into new breeding adults in just a few short weeks. A small fly problem can quickly become a large infestation, and you will be dealing with lots of flies in your house in the blink of an eye!

When flies live in our yards in large numbers, they can easily find their way inside through open windows, torn screens, vents, and drains.

Where will I find flies?

Where flies prefer to live, and breed is species dependent. However, most fly species like to lay their eggs in damp, decaying debris.

In general, trash, compost, the debris in clogged drains, animal excrement, and overripe vegetation provide flies with feeding and breeding sites.

When flies are in our homes, they hang out in areas that offer easy access to food, water, and warmth, like kitchens, bathrooms, attics, and windows.

How do I get rid of flies?

Remove unwanted flies from your home and keep flies away with the help of the professionals at Quality Pest Control. Using cutting-edge technologies and advanced treatments, we deliver pest control you can trust.

Quality Pest Control and our service specialists are committed to our clients and helping you execute your goal of maintaining a pest-free home. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us today for more information about pest control in Omaha, customized fly control services, or to schedule a consultation.

How can I prevent flies in the future?

Flies are prolific breeders and live all around us, making them a pest that is difficult to prevent. If you want to know how to keep flies out of your home, the following tips will help:

  • Never prop windows or doors open.
  • Make sure screens are intact and place weatherstripping around windows and doors.
  • Seal cracks in your foundation and spaces around pipes and wires entering your home.
  • Place mesh screen over vents and drains leading into your home.

In addition to making changes around your Omaha home to help exclude flies, partnering with a pest professional is the best way to avoid a fly infestation. Reach out now to learn more about our dependable pest control services.

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