Collier Pest Control is Southwest Florida’s Pest Authority, including the control of the common House Fly. The House Fly is the most common of all insects. It is worldwide in distribution and is a pest in homes, barns, poultry houses, food processing plants, dairies, and recreation areas. The House Fly has a tremendous breeding potential all year in Florida and can produce a generation in less than 2 weeks. House Fly eggs hatch can be laid in almost any type of organic material, such as fermenting vegetation, manure, or garbage. House Fly eggs hatch within 24 hours into tiny larva call maggots. In 3 to 6 days these maggots migrate to drier areas and cocoon themselves just like a butterfly. A House Fly can complete it’s life cycle (egg, larva, pupa, and adult) in Florida in 6 to 10 days, living a life span of about 30 days.
House Flies digest their food outside their bodies. They excrete a fluid on their food to digest it and then draw this fluid, with the digested food, up through their sponging sucking mouth parts. This is why House Flies can vector or spread diseases such a dysentery and diarrhea. Flies can be a problem here in Southwest Florida all year round, but the strongest activity is from May through July.
Collier Pest Control has many ways to help you combat flies and their annoying problems. We have put together some items that can offer help with continuing fly problems. First, try to eliminate excess food sources such as open garbage cans, unused pet food, excess pet excrement, open drain covers, broken sprinkler heads, and uncleaned mops and brooms. Eliminate any item a fly could use as food. Second, repair or correct all openings to your home or business a fly could enter suck as broken screens, open doors, non sealing weather stripping, and open construction cracks in the building.
Finally Collier Pest Control can assist you in mechanical fly control. We can provide you with fly bait for quick easy control, electronic fly traps for inside or outside control, thorough broadcast treatment of insect controlling materials to help give you a quick control, and expert assistance from manufacturers, distributors, and educators.
Call Collier Pest Control today for a free estimate and a complete explanation on any of our services. Don’t let unwanted guests spoil your beautiful Southwest Florida Lifestyle. Remember, Florida does not have to be shared with insects!