Blow flies are one of the most common species of flies. They can often be found in homes and businesses, especially during the warmer months of the year. This family of flies is one of the loudest and are notorious for their constant buzzing around windows, looking for shelter from the heat. Despite the disease they can carry, flies play an important role in the distribution of decomposing material into soil. Although they are fine outside, flies can quickly become a pest when they invade homes and businesses.
Blow flies usually invade homes in small numbers but can swarm unexpectedly if there is a dead animal or rodent in or near the home. Blow flies lay their eggs in animal’s carcasses and can also lay eggs in locations such as trash cans and dumpsters. Like most flies, this species will be attracted to anything that is decomposing or decomposable: trash, dead animal carrion, or feces. Despite their incredible prevalence – most flies you ever see are either blow or bottle flies – blow flies are only dangerous when carrying diseases, most often picked up from decaying carcasses.
The first step to keeping blow flies out of your home is sanitation. You can often prevent these invading pests by keeping the building clean, especially the kitchen. Their breeding grounds can be eliminated by taking out the trash and making sure there is no decomposable material out in the open. Most often, home and business owners are not aware if there is a carcass on the property. If flies begin to swarm around your property, it may be beneficial check the garage, around the home, attic and basement for any deceased animals or rodents. Call RAM Pest Control today @ 1-970-620-3541 for a free evaluation and see how we can provide the solution for all your pest control needs! We guarantee to keep pests from bothering you and your family this summer.