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Buzz Off! A Comprehensive Guide To Preventing Flies In Your Dallas Home

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Flies are known as the nuisance pest that likes to invade picnics and annoy you when you are outdoors. However, once these little bugs find a way into your home, they can become much more than just a nuisance. 

Flies are bacteria-ridden creatures that can contaminate your home and your food. At Adams Exterminating, we specialize inhome pest control and have spent years developing the most effective fly elimination solution for residential and commercial customers. We can not only help you get rid of flies in your home, but we also know how to keep them away for good. 

A Guide To Fly Identification: Types And Behaviors

Before you can come up with an effective homefly controlplan, you need to know what type of fly is in your home. Here is a look at the most common types of flies that invade Dallas homes:

  • Blow flies: Also known as “blue bottle flies.” These flies typically measure around 1/4 of an inch long and have shiny blue or green bodies. 
  • Flesh flies: These flies can also have metallic blue or green-colored bodies but are not as iridescent as a blow fly’s body. The majority of their body is usually a dark gray color, but they can have splashes of red as well as metallic markings. 
  • Drain flies: These flies are sometimes referred to as “moth flies'' because of their moth-like appearance. They have small bodies and large, rounded wings, usually tan or gray. 
  • Fruit flies: Incredibly small flies that measure around 1/16 of an inch long. They typically have light brown or yellow bodies, red eyes, and translucent wings. 
  • House flies: The most common type of fly found inside homes is the house fly. This fly species is about 1/4 inch long and has gray bodies with four dark stripes on their thorax. They have large, red eyes and translucent wings. 

The flies on this list can be dangerous and invasive. If you see more than one fly hovering around your home, you should contact a local fly control specialist to see if they can uncover the reason behind the sudden infestation. 

Confronting Flies In The House: Understanding The Risks

Flies spend the majority of their time crawling across some of the most unsanitary objects. Every time they land on your food, drinks, or food preparation areas, they can contaminate it with a variety of harmful bacteria. 

If you have a fly infestation in your home, you should call a flyexterminator right away to reduce your chances of contracting salmonellosis and other fly-borne diseases. 

Effective Fly Prevention Methods: Keep Flies At Bay

Keeping your home clean, tidy, and dry is the key to keeping flies away from your home. Make sure to throw away all food and food packages as soon as you finish them. You should also clean out your drains regularly to prevent food buildup. 

If you have a persistent fly issue, you should consult a professional fly pest control company to find the root cause of the problem. 

Getting Rid Of Flies: When To Call In The Experts

A fly infestation in Dallas is a problem that can quickly get out of hand. If you are seeing several flies in your home on a daily basis, you need the help of a  professional fly exterminator.

At Adams Exterminating, we know just what to look for when inspecting a home for flies, and we know the best way to eliminate them permanently. Give us a call today to see how we can make your home fly-free once again.

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