See Your Fly Problems Fly Away With Our Ottawa Fly Control
Terminix Canada’s Ottawa fly control is the service homeowners need to swat away pesky fruit flies, drain flies, cluster flies, house flies and blow flies for good. Any pest is a nuisance but ones with wings create different challenges altogether. Any house fly or fruit fly infestation buzzing about your home is hugely frustrating. When hundreds of flies decide to call your space home, it’s time to call a Ottawa fly exterminator to get rid of fruit flies and other Ottawa flies for good.
Ultimately, flies invade homes to reproduce while feeding on trash, sugary substances and water. If you suddenly spot a swarm of flies in your home or backyard, lots of eggs have already hatched. In short, Ottawa flies like house flies, fruit flies and cluster flies carry and spread bacteria and disease. An immediate health risk to you and your family, effective Ottawa fly control and Ottawa fly removal is of utmost importance to Terminix Canada.
DIY fly traps aren’t worth your time. Instead, a Ottawa fly exterminator from Terminix Canada uses highly effective fly traps that utilize light. Unlike other bug zappers that cause airborne contamination, our light fly trap attracts your fruit flies or house flies infestation, and captures them in a non-toxic glue trap. Our fly traps are universal, adaptable and easily installed almost anywhere, even in food preparation areas. See your fly infestation buzz off with Terminix Canada.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Times Of Year Are Ottawa Flies Active?
Aside from fruit flies that are active year-round, most flying insects’ activity is limited to a few months in the year. Ottawa blow flies, bottle flies, cluster flies and house flies are summertime pests from May to August.
How Dangerous Are Flies In Ottawa?
In short, all flies carry danger. Essentially, species like house flies, fruit flies and cluster flies carry and spread bacteria and disease. Picking up pathogens from places like trash bags, they can transfer them to wherever they land. Elsewhere and according to the exact species, some diseases spread by flying insects include cholera, dysentery and typhoid.
Why Is There A Fly Infestation At My Property?
Food preparation and disposal, along with air currents, attracts flies into homes. Flies detect the odours of food inside or from garbage containers outdoors. Some flies can breed in drains and garbage containers, and thus develop populations inside buildings. On cool days, a warm building attracts flies, while during hot days, cool air from a building may attract flies. Because flies primarily breed outdoors in manure, garbage and the carcasses of dead animals, they may carry bacteria into the home.
Can I Stop A Fly Infestation From Occurring?
Different types of flies require different methods of Ottawa fly control. Each fly type has its own habits and preferred living conditions. Fruit flies prefer ripened/rotting fruit or fresh garbage, while moth flies prefer drains. House flies primarily breed in fresh manure, while blow flies prefer dead animals or rotting garbage. Positive identification is often a key to discovering active breeding sites.
Efficient Ottawa fly control and Ottawa fly removal is of great importance to us because flies jeopardize your health and safety by carrying toxins and diseases. When you need a proven house fly or fruit fly killer, choose Terminix Canada.
Our Ottawa Fly Control Service Works In Three Easy Steps
On your initial service, we’ll hunt high and low for flies, documenting our findings in a comprehensive inspection.
After inspecting and investigating your fly infestation, Terminix Canada uses an exterior Ottawa fly treatment to create a perimeter to keep these pests out. We’ll also deploy fly traps where required.
If flies come back to your home, so will we. Our custom flying insect control techniques adapt with the seasons to address seasonal activity in your area.
Common Ottawa Flies
Blow / Bottle Flies
Size: 6 to 16 mm long.
Colour: Shiny, metallic blue, green or copper, depending on the species.
Behaviour: Blow flies and bottle flies are important scavengers in nature as they are one of the first insects to reach a dead animal. These flies are part of the decomposition process that recycles nutrients back into the soil. The maggots of these flies may be used by forensic entomologists to place the time of death in murder cases. They also breed in garbage containers, dumpsters and decaying vegetative matter like compost piles.
Size: 8 to 10 mm long.
Colour: Dark grey with golden hairs and overlapping wings.
Behaviour: Cluster flies are parasites of earthworms. In the late spring/early summer, cluster flies lay their eggs in soil cracks, and the maggots enter their earthworm hosts. The complete life cycle from egg to adult cluster fly is about 27 to 39 days. Starting in mid-August, adult cluster flies seek out protected locations—preferably sunny, light-coloured buildings. Cluster flies enter a home one at a time, but collect throughout the house in swarms, much like a swarm of bees. They enter homes through small openings such as cracks around your windows or walls and tend to hibernate until warmed by the home’s environment.
Size: 1.5 to 5 mm long.
Colour: Adult drain flies have a dark grey body and lighter-coloured wings. Fine hairs on their bodies and wings give drain flies a fuzzy, moth-like appearance. Hence why they’re often called moth flies.
Behaviour: Drain flies are most active at night. They are weak flyers that make short hopping flights of a few feet when they are disturbed. Drain flies rest on surfaces with their wings held over their back like a roof. You’ll usually find a drain fly close to its breeding ground.
Size: 2.5 to 4 mm long.
Colour: Varying shades of yellow, brown-yellow or brown-black.
Behaviour: Fruit flies can be seen year-round, usually in the kitchen. There they can be found around areas where decaying or overripe fruits or vegetables are found. They are attracted by bananas, tomatoes, onions and other produce. They are also attracted to other foods that are left unrefrigerated and to food containers that have not been rinsed where there may be residue traces or strong residue aromas.
Size: 4 to 7.5 mm long.
Colour: Light grey bodies and dark stripes running the length of the thorax.
Behaviour: A house fly can live anywhere from two-and-a-half weeks in hot climates to three months in cooler areas. House flies are notorious for spreading disease. It’s been shown that each fly is capable of carrying more than a million bacteria. House flies can spread diarrhoea, typhoid fever and cholera. House flies spread bacteria that contaminate your food and the surfaces where you prepare your food just by landing on them. After a house fly lands on your food, it regurgitates its stomach contents onto the food to liquefy it before ingesting your food.
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