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Flies Facts and Information

Few pests are as pesky or pervasive in our homes like the common fly. While they can sure be annoying, it’s important to remember that some types of flies could even present a health hazard! At Grizz Pest Management, we understand how intimidating pest control may seem – so arm yourself with knowledge and stay one step ahead of an infestation with our expertise for peace-of-mind!

FAQs About Flies

What are flies?

True flies are from the order Diptera, a group of insects that uses one pair of wings for flight. Like their cousins (and fellow members of the order of Diptera) mosquitoes, flies can be irritating pests and certain types of flies even carry disease-causing pathogens.

What do flies look like?

While it may seem like a simple question, identifying a fly isn’t always easy. Flies come in all shapes and sizes. However, all flies share some common characteristics including: 

  • One pair of wings 
  • Large, moveable head 
  • Large eyes 
  • Six legs 
  • Mouthparts adapted for a liquid diet 
  • Middle segment of the thorax is enlarged 
How do you treat fly bites?

There are a variety of ways you can treat fly bites, including applying a cool compress to the affected area and taking antihistamines. Severe allergic reactions require immediate emergency care. 

What is the best way to prevent flies?

For a fly-free home, keep it sparkling clean! Don’t let your trash pile up and make sure dishes get washed. Keep leftovers sealed tight in the fridge to minimize delicious scents that attract flies. Make sure all screens are secure so there’s no way inside – plus seal those cracks for extra measure too! 

How do I get rid of flies in my house?

Flies may be a common nuisance, but they shouldn’t have to put up residence in your home. To keep them at bay quickly and effectively, Grizz Pest Management suggests following some simple tips. If you’d rather take matters into your own hands with DIY or over-the-counter treatments and remedies for flies, just remember to follow the instructions on their packaging!