Many business owners, especially those that provide food solutions, deal with flies in the interior spaces on a daily basis. Some owners have utilized “fly fans” that blast air over the doorway and others have relied upon UV lighting devices. While each of these is effective, flies and other insects still seem to find their ways indoors, causing frustration for you as the business owner, as well as your clients.
Flies are, without a doubt, one of the most difficult pests to control, as no two infestations are alike. Depending on the specific variety of fly, they might seek refuge in a floor drain, while another builds a shelter in the darkness of piles of various materials.
Choosing A Quality Pest Control Plan
Flies need special attention, and if your business deals with food or food prep surfaces, the choice of insecticide must be carefully considered. Nothing can be contaminated. For this reason, care must be taken in choosing the right company to perform your services, and everything must be discussed and documented ahead of time.
As mentioned above, there are several varieties of flies that are prevalent in Minnesota. These range from the common house fly to horse flies. Each varies slightly from each other in appearance.
- Common house fly: mid-sized, gray fly that lays eggs in food (especially meat) that is rotting, as well as in or around garbage collections.
- Fruit fly: small, brown flies that are attracted to rotten fruits and vegetables. Will be found in dark, damp areas such as floor drains and trash containers.
- Bow fly: larger, gray or black flies that feed off of materials from dead animals.
- Cluster fly: mid-size fly that does not reproduce or feed on anything, rather seeks interior spaces for warmth in the colder winter months.Horse fly: large flies that feed on blood and can bite humans
Getting Rid Of Flies Once And For All
Most often, flies are simply seeking out a place where they can breed and lay their eggs. In many cases, simply taking out the trash will aid in eradicating your fly problem. In other situations, it will take trained professionals to find specific areas where flies are gathering and help to ensure that solutions are safe and effective. To have your flies fly out of your business, call the pest control specialists at EcoTech. 24/7 emergency response is available by calling (763) 232-7296.