Flies are a common household problem in the spring and fall. There are more than 16,000 known fly species in North America. They multiply rapidly and are most active from spring to early fall. Flies can lay up to 150 eggs at a time. Hughes Pest Control can help remove and exterminate flies in homes and business in Reston, Herndon, Chantilly, McLean, Oakton and other nearby parts of Virginia.
Flies are known to carry bacteria that cause diseases such as typhoid fever, cholera, and hepatitis. They seek out damp places such as waste or other rotten materials to lay their eggs. When flies feed on waste, they collect bacteria on their legs and mouths. These bacteria are then transferred to food or tables when they land.
There’s several steps you can take to prevent flies from infesting your home. Limit access as much as possible by keeping doors and windows closed. Examine windows and doors to cover any openings to prevent flies from entering. You might want to install screens over doors or windows. Maintain a clean environment and remove any items that might attract flies. Keep garbage can lids on tightly. Monitor your home for flies and take steps to remove them.
But if you have a fly infestation, you need professional help for removal. Contact Hughes Pest Control for help.