SWAT AWAY FLY PROBLEMS WITH OUR TORONTO FLY CONTROL
Terminix Canada’s Toronto 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 Toronto fly exterminator to get rid of fruit flies and other Toronto 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, Toronto 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 Toronto fly control and Toronto fly removal is of utmost importance to Terminix Canada.
DIY fly traps aren’t worth your time. Instead, a Toronto 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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Did You Know?
In September 2020, blogTO reported that pesky midges had overtaken Toronto again. Described as a cross between a fruit fly and a mosquito, midges are harmless but a real nuisance in the spring and in the fall.
Common Toronto 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
TERMINIX CANADA'S TORONTO FLY CONTROL - HOW IT WORKS
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 Toronto 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.
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Other Pest Control Services We Provide
Our Toronto ant control team eliminates all types of Toronto ants including carpenter ants and pavement ants. When you need Toronto ant removal, we respond quickly and efficiently. Using ant baits, ant traps, get-based ant pesticides and interior / exterior ant spray, these are proven Toronto ant killers.
Need help exterminating Toronto bed bugs? Our Toronto bed bug control utilizes products that keep you and your property safe. We combine different products for the best bed bug treatment in Toronto. When you need a bed bug exterminator in Toronto, choose Terminix Canada.
We offer several pre-emptive Toronto bird control and Toronto bird removal services to get rid of birds from your property. Our safe and humane bird control in Toronto utilizes gentle techniques that cause no harm to Toronto birds or your property. Our bird relocation and bird deterrents get the results you expect.
When Toronto cockroaches are causing sleepless nights, you need our Toronto cockroach control. We use safe chemical treatments to kill Toronto cockroaches. This minimizes the chance of a future cockroach infestation and ensures a secure and healthy environment. Book our cockroach control in Toronto now.
Not only do Toronto rats and mice make people uncomfortable. They cause structural damage to homes and businesses too. We have over 20 years of experience in Toronto mice control and rat control in Toronto. We trap Toronto mice and rats fast and humanely for a complete solution.
Toronto spiders are a nuisance and disruptive to your daily life and peace of mind. But fear not, our Toronto spider control can help. We use residual pesticides inside and around your property to get rid of Toronto spiders for good. When you need a Toronto spider exterminator, choose Terminix Canada.
Preserve your property and keep wildlife out with our humane Toronto wildlife control. Whether you need raccoon removal in Toronto or skunk removal in Toronto, we’ll protect you from these meddlesome animals. From preventative to emergency Toronto wildlife control, we’re your go-to solution.