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Goldsboro’s Ultimate Guide To Fly Control And Prevention

Centrally located in the middle of eastern North Carolina lies the city of Goldsboro; it sits halfway between the coast and the capital city of Raleigh. Goldsboro’s location has lent itself to many significant historical, developmental, and transportation activities dating back to the 1700s.

Unfortunately, a healthy fly population is one local pest that’s been around since Goldsboro’s founding. These persistent pests can expose homes to significant problems without professional home fly control services.

Habits And Behaviors Of Common Flies

With over 100,000 types of flies worldwide, homeowners can expect to get visits from them at some point. Most view these visits simply as a nuisance, but when homeowners understand their habits and behaviors, it can give folks a whole new perspective.

Flies breed and lay their eggs on decomposing materials like decaying vegetation, dead animals, garbage, and feces. As eggs develop into the larvae stage (maggots), they feed off decaying materials. Before long, newly formed flies will start zipping around, and certain conditions around properties can lure them straight to Goldsboro homes.

First, extremes in temperatures can encourage flies to investigate homes. If it’s too hot, they can detect cool air leaking from homes; on the flip side, heat seeping from homes can attract them during cold temperatures. Flies will use open doors, gaps, cracks, crevices, and defective screening to get indoors.

Second, filthy, decaying odors are an enticement that flies cannot resist. Once they enter homes, their disgusting living conditions and habits can affect the health of those living inside unless homeowners get help from a pest professional like Arrest A Pest.

Why Flies In Your Home Can Be Problematic

Many flies that get into homes will use structures as temporary shelters, especially when outdoor temperature changes get extreme. Others (typically the smaller ones) will find refuge in homes where conditions are optimal for them to reproduce and feed. Flies that stay indoors and develop within garbage, feces, and meat can be exposed to pathogens that will contaminate things around your home; additionally, flies defecate on surfaces nonstop. The pathogens that flies transmit to people can cause them to get seriously ill.

Six illnesses caused by flies (according to the EPA) include:

  1. Food poisoning

  2. Dysentery

  3. Diarrhea

  4. Cholera

  5. Eye infections

  6. Yaws (a skin problem)

Having flies living and reproducing within homes can lead to serious health issues; that’s why it’s crucial to have access to fly control solutions from a pest professional like Arrest A Pest Exterminators. Our experts can help identify conditions that attract flies to homes and suggest practical solutions to keep flies away.

Getting Rid Of Flies: When To Call In The Experts

Getting rid of flies is an impossible task without expert help. If you feel like you’re getting overrun with flies, it’s time to call in the pest professionals at Arrest A Pest Exterminators. Our family and locally owned and operated company opened in 2009. Since then, we’ve offered competitive pricing, eco-friendly services (upon request), and a 10% discount for all our military veterans.

Whatever the size or scope of pest or fly infestation, Arrest A Pest Exterminators will use its two decades of experience to expertly and efficiently resolve your pest issues; call us today for a free estimate.

Preventing Flies: Tips For Proper Food Storage And Hygiene

The best way to keep flies away from homes is by eliminating the things that draw them to your property. Cleaning up pet waste, eliminating decaying yard debris, and ensuring garbage gets placed in cans with tight-fitting lids can help deter flies from getting close to homes. If, despite these measures, flies get indoors, additional prevention measures can ensure they don’t stay long.

Five food storage and hygiene tips that can aid in fly prevention include the following:

  1. Keep produce stored in refrigerators or air-tight containers.

  2. Inspect vegetables and fruits before bringing them into your home.

  3. Frequently wipe down countertops.

  4. Empty trash often; keep trash bins clean.

  5. Keep areas like garbage disposals, traps, and drain lines clean.

Everyone knows it’s impossible to completely stop flies from entering homes. So, when they get inside and seem to be multiplying, it’s always best to call in the pest professionals at Arrest A Pest Exterminators. We offer fly control near you to help prevent flies from taking over local homes.

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