Flies

small gray house fly

Contaminates Food

Difficult to Eradicate

Hazard to Health

Nuisance Pest

Spreads Illness

What are flies?

True flies have only one set of wings and have a rapid rate of growth, going from egg to adult in about seven days.  There are more than 240,000 different species of flies in the world.  Approximately one third of them, including mosquitoes and gnats can be found in the US.  Here in Florida we frequently encounter several species of flies, including:

  • Fruit fly

  • Horse fly

  • House fly

  • Cluster fly

  • Garbage fly

  • Stable fly

  • White fly

Why do I have flies?

Flies infest homes and businesses because they are looking for a safe breeding site.  They are also attracted to areas where a food source is present and while the type of food preferred varies by fly, they will often feed on:

  • Meat

  • Excrement

  • Decaying vegetation

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables

  • Fermenting liquids

  • Garbage

Are they dangerous?

All flies are known disease carriers, many of which can be transmitted to humans. Flies typically breed in garbage, decaying flesh, excrement of animals and humans, sewers, compost piles and any other place where matter is decaying. This enables them to pick up various kinds of diseases which can be transmitted to people by biting or by landing on food, where they can add bacteria and viruses to the food. Since flies are able to transmit disease so easily, it is necessary to seek insect control quickly. The diseases that they can carry include malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis, dengue fever and more.

How do I get rid of flies?

Flies are a very difficult pest problem to resolve as there are many conditions that attract them to your property.  Contacting McCall Service is the ideal solution to controlling fly activity in and around your home or office.  We’ll evaluate the extent of your fly problem and provide you with a free estimate.

How soon can you get here?

At McCall Service we take all pest problems seriously and are committed to helping you as soon as possible.  In most cases we can respond the same or very next day.

How do I prevent this in the future?

Preventing fly problems can be difficult for businesses in Gainesville, Tampa, Jacksonville, and throughout Florida, and that is why many of our clients opt to receive regular pest control services to keep their home or business free of flies and other pests.

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