Professional Fly Exterminator in the Fraser Valley
|6mm – 7mm
|The colour will vary depending on the species.
|Flies have a thin, elongated body with two large wings, halteres, a rounded head with large eyes and a proboscis, and long, thin legs. Their distinctive shape and features help identify the species and understand their behavior and habitat.
What Does Bugman Do?
Our technicians can use a combination of methods to eliminate flies and prevent future infestations. These methods may include the use of insecticides, traps, and exclusion measures, such as sealing cracks and crevices, repairing screens, and removing breeding sites. We will also assess the situation and determine the source of the infestation, such as open food sources or nearby breeding sites, and take steps to address the problem.
Will Flies Cause Damage?
Flies can cause damage in several ways. They are known carriers of diseases and can contaminate food and surfaces with their excrement and saliva. They can also cause structural damage by laying eggs on organic materials, such as wood, which can lead to the development of larvae that feed on the material and cause damage. Additionally, flies can be a nuisance and disrupt daily activities. While flies themselves do not cause significant damage, it’s important to take steps to control them and prevent an infestation, as they can have a negative impact on your health, food, and property.
Why Choose Bugman?
We have 30 years of experience in keeping flies out of your home, and we offer affordable rates with a 6-month warranty.
What is Bugman’s Warranty?
We include a 6-month warranty with our service, which covers any follow-ups needed to ensure your house is pest-free.
Where Does Bugman Service?
Don’t let pests take over your property; give Bugman a call at 604-854-2847, and we’ll help to prevent them from taking over your home.
More Information on Flies
Flies are small, winged insects that belong to the order Diptera. They have a rapid life cycle and can reproduce quickly, making them common household pests. Theycan carry a variety of diseases and are known to contaminate food and surfaces with their excrement and saliva. They are attracted to moist, organic material and are often a sign of poor sanitation.
There are several species of flies, including house, fruit, and horse, each with its own unique characteristics and behaviors. House flies are common indoor pests that are attracted to food and garbage, while fruit flies are attracted to ripe fruit and other sweet, moist organic materials. Horse flies are outdoor pests that bite and can transmit diseases to humans and animals.
Flies Life Cycle
|Female flies lay their eggs on moist, organic material, such as garbage, rotting fruit, and animal waste. The eggs hatch into larvae within 24-48 hours.
|The larvae, also known as maggots, feed on the organic material they were laid on. They grow and molt several times until they reach their full size, which can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks depending on the species of fly.
|The larvae then transform into pupae, which is a resting stage where they undergo metamorphosis and develop into adult flies. This stage can last from a few days to several weeks.
|The adult flies emerge from the pupae and mate. Female flies can lay hundreds of eggs in their lifetime, and the cycle begins again. The lifespan of a fly varies depending on the species, but most adult flies only live for a few weeks.
Signs of a Flies Infestation
- Increased Fly Activity: If you observe an increased number of flies in your home or property, it may indicate an infestation.
- Swarm: A large group of flies gathering near a specific location may indicate a breeding site.
- Foul Odors: The presence of a strong, unpleasant odor in a specific area may indicate a fly infestation.
- Maggots: The presence of maggots in food or other organic materials may indicate a fly infestation.
- Fly Specks: Dark, tiny spots near food sources or around windows and doors may indicate fly excrement and a potential infestation.
Do Flies Bite?
Some species of flies, like house and horse flies, can bite humans causing pain and itching. However, most species of flies feed on nectar, fruit, or other organic materials and do not bite humans.
How Did I Get Flies?
There are several ways you may have gotten the pest in your home or property:
- Open Food Sources: They are attracted to food and will enter your home or property if they have access to an open food source, such as uncovered garbage, pet food, or ripe fruit.
- Open Doors and Windows: If you frequently leave doors or windows open, flies may enter your home or property.
- Poor Sanitation: Flies are attracted to moist, organic material and are often a sign of poor sanitation. If you have garbage cans, compost bins, or animal waste that is not properly disposed of or cleaned, it can attract flies.
- Sewer Systems: Flies may breed in sewer systems and enter your home through plumbing fixtures.
- Nearby Breeding Sites: If you have a nearby breeding site, such as a compost pile, manure pile, or abandoned building, it can attract pests and increase the risk of an infestation.
Regardless of how or why they got in, give Bugman a call at 604-854-2847 and we’ll get them out.