Frequently Asked Questions About Flies

What are flies?

Flies are insects with a single pair of wings rather than the two pairs most insects have. There are many types of flies in the western suburbs of Chicago, but the most common are house flies. You are likely familiar with house flies, but here is a glance at their appearance. They are a dull gray color with four lines on the top of their body, a gold and a silver stripe on their face, and large red eyes.

Are flies dangerous?

They may not seem like it, but flies are dangerous pests because of the contamination and food poisoning they cause and the diseases they spread. Diseases spread by house flies include but aren't limited to anthrax, cholera, dysentery, leprosy, tuberculosis, tularemia, and typhoid fever.

Why do I have a fly problem?

As mentioned above, flies can mistakenly get into a home when a window or door is left open without a screen; once they do, they may take advantage of food resources. Even so, house flies rarely breed inside, but if the conditions are right, you could attract many flies, which becomes a big problem. 

Some conditions that may lead to a fly infestation include the presence of animal feces, organic waste, rotting meat, and other garbage.

Where will I find flies?

If you've had flies in your home, you know they can make their way into just about any room. But when you are experiencing an infestation, they are often concentrated in areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and garages. In many cases, flies congregate around garbage.

How do I get rid of flies?

If you have a fly problem in your home, you should work with pest control experts. Our team at EcoGuard Pest Control can help get rid of flies through our residential pest control services. 

While we offer three tiers of pest control plans that provide quarterly treatments for general maintenance, our customers don't need to worry about contracts and can receive one-time treatments when needed.

Whether you choose ongoing services or a one-time treatment, we will start with a free inspection to get a complete understanding of the pest pressures you are experiencing. 

Contact EcoGuard Pest Control if you have any questions about how we can help with flies and how you can get started working with our experts!

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How can I prevent flies in the future?

Keep flies away from your home by using these easy-to-implement prevention tips:

  • Regularly clean kitchens and eating areas to remove any food debris that might attract flies.
  • Practice proper food storage techniques such as using airtight containers.
  • Replace any garbage cans that don't have tight-fitting lids. 
  • Clean up pet waste.
  • Keep your yard maintained, cleaning up organic debris and securing compost piles.
  • Repair or replace damaged screens and weatherstripping on all exterior doors and windows. 
  • Address moisture buildup, leaks, and other moisture concerns.

If you have an active fly problem, these tips won't be enough to eliminate them, but professional pest control can get the job done. Call us at EcoGuard Pest Control for assistance with house flies and the other different types of flies you might experience in the suburbs of Western Chicago.