Star Blow Flies are easily recognizable by their blue/green metallic bodies. They are 1/4″ to 1/2″ long. Blow Flies are attracted to garbage containing meat scraps, dead animals or animal wounds. Once they find these things, they lay their eggs. While it’s common to get Blow Flies inside your house every once in a while, a large Blow Fly infestation can be a sign of a more serious problem. A large infestation could be due to a dead animal inside your attic or behind a wall.
When Star Blow Flies land on garbage, dead animals or wounds, they pick up bacteria on their body. The flies can transfer infections to humans when they land on their food or food preparation areas. They could also spread disease if they were to come in direct contact with a human or animal’s open wound. Blow Flies have been known to spread dysentery, eye infections and other illnesses.
Most Blow Flies enter homes in search of food through windows or doors that are left open. The most important thing you can do to keep Blow Flies out is keep all windows and doors closed. Unless, of course, you have a screen to keep the bugs out. They can also enter through cracks in walls, so make sure you seal up any potential entry points. Since they come inside in search of food it’s very important to keep our house, especially the kitchen, clean of any food and crumbs. Make sure all food is stored properly. Keep lids on trash cans and take out garbage regularly. On the exterior of your home, eliminate any animal manure, rotting carcasses, and piles of mulch or lawn clippings.
If you’re having a problem with Star Blow Flies or any other kind of pest, give Get Lost Pest Control a call today! Our fast and friendly technicians would be happy to help you rid your homes of any pests!