Boise can be a great area for activities like picnics or barbecues with lots of delicious foods, unfortunately the flies in Boise tend to try and join in on the fun! After a long day of flying, flies like to rest and land on places like the ground, walls, or places that are generally 5 to 15 feet tall. Meaning they could rest anywhere from your house, to Kleiner Park, to the Capitol Building! With house flies being able to buzz around to just about anywhere in Ada County, Get Lost Pest Control is your Boise fly exterminator who can help you have fly-free get togethers!
Identification: House flies are ⅛” to ¼” in length. They are a dark grey color with red eyes. Females are usually larger than males.
Dangers: House flies often land on decaying material, feces or garbage. They can pick up bacteria and disease on their bodies or legs, and carry it into your home. House flies like to land on food and food preparation areas, leaving behind the bacteria from their bodies. They are known carriers of over 100 pathogens, including typhoid, cholera, and dysentery. House flies regurgitate their stomach liquid to help with food digestion, and can leave behind fecal spots where they have walked or landed.
Prevention: House flies usually enter homes in areas of structural damage, or from an open door or window. It is important to seal up any entry points and keep doors and windows shut. Look for holes or other damage in window screens.
Treatment: A professional can help you tackle a fly infestation. At Get Lost Pest Control, we take time to inspect your property for breeding and harborage sites. We also use a combination of insecticide sprays and baits, to provide you with the most effective control.
Prevention is always more ideal than treatment. Unfortunately, even with the best precautions, sometimes you may still end up with a fly problem on your hands. If you need a Boise fly exterminator, give Get Lost Pest Control a call!