See Airborne Threats Fly Away With Terminix Canada Fly Control
Terminix Canada 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 our fly exterminators to get rid of fruit flies and other Canadian 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, Canadian 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 fly control and fly removal is of utmost importance to Terminix Canada.
DIY fly traps aren’t worth your time. Instead, our fly exterminators use 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.
Common Flies In Canada
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Terminix Canada Fly Control 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 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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