Pest Control For House Flies
House flies are a common and annoying pest throughout Alberta, plaguing homes and businesses a like. House flies can easily contaminate foodstuffs and contribute to the transfer of food-borne illnesses.
House Fly Control & Extermination
If you think you have a house fly infestation, contact us. We can confidentially discuss your situation with us, and if needed one of our licensed and experienced exterminators will assess the situation and inform you of the findings and your options.
About House Flies
The housefly is the most common fly species. Adult insects are grey to black with four dark longitudinal lines on the thorax, slightly hairy bodies and a single pair of membranous wings. They have red eyes, and the slightly larger female has these set further apart than the male. The female housefly usually only mates once and lays batches of about 100 eggs on decaying organic matter. These soon hatch into legless white maggots which after 2 to 5 weeks of development transform into reddish-brown pupae about 0.3 inches long. Adult flies can live for 2 to 4 weeks, but can hibernate during winter. Adults feed on a variety of liquid or semi-liquid substances beside solid materials which have been softened by saliva. They carry pathogens on their bodies and in the feces and can contaminate foodstuffs and contribute to the transfer of food-borne illnesses.