Fly Prevention 101: How to Keep Your Jacksonville Home Fly-Free

November 6, 2023

Are flies bugging you and your family? This is something they are good at. In fact, we would argue that flies are the most annoying pests here in Jacksonville simply because of their prevalence inside local homes. If you are sick and tired of these bugs, don’t worry. We have quick and easy answers to these pests.

Here are a few things our experts want you to know about the flies in Jacksonville and how to prevent an invasion. If you are looking for an immediate solution to an existing problem with these pests, call our team at Lindsey Pest Services. We will share some of our Jacksonville pest control services with you and find a solution to quickly deal with these terrible little pests

fruit flies on fruit in a home

A Guide To Fly Identification: Types And Behaviors

It is nearly impossible to avoid fly infestations in Jacksonville. These pests are everywhere. The question is, how many different species are there? The three species you should know about are house flies, fruit flies, and blow flies.

House flies are typically gray and have four black stripes on their thorax. Adults are a bit hairy and grow to be ⅛ to ¼” long. Fruit flies are smaller, in general, only growing to be ⅛” long. They have oval-shaped bodies with a tan-colored abdomen. Finally, bottle flies are like house flies but with metallic green or copper green bodies. These pests are the easiest to identify.

Confronting Flies In The House: Understanding The Risks

Flies are secretly dangerous creatures. This is because the problems they cause are not always visible. Take house flies as an example. These local insects carry microscopic bacteria on their bodies. They spread this bacteria onto left-out food, kitchen counters, tables, and all sorts of other places inside homes. It only takes one bad interaction to get sick.

Thankfully, there are ways to mitigate your risk of an active infestation. If you would like to avoid different types of flies and the problems they cause, here are some tips to prevent them from getting indoors.

Maintaining A Fly-Free Environment: Daily Practices For Prevention

Keeping flies out of a home can be a challenge. If you have some time and don’t mind putting in a little effort, here are some tips and tricks you might use to stop these pests from invading.

  • Address damage to your home’s exterior, like gaps and cracks in its foundation.
  • Make sure your doors and windows are in good working condition and properly sealed.
  • Keep unscreened windows and doors closed and repair damaged screens.
  • Clean your living areas often and thoroughly.
  • Address moisture problems like leaky piping and fixtures. 

For additional help with fly prevention in Jacksonville, involve our team at Lindsey Pest Services. We have tons of options to help you deal with all sorts of local pests.

Professional Pest Control For Fly Invasions: Why Hire Experts

There are limited options to deal with active fly infestations in Jacksonville. If you would like a simple and effective option to handle these pests, look to Lindsey Pest Services. We equip our team to help you deal with these little bugs, no matter how many of them are inside your home. We also offer long-term prevention to help homeowners like you stop future invasions. If all of this sounds good, consider talking with one of our team members to learn more.

Call Lindsey Pest Services today for help with flies and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Jacksonville. We would be more than happy to help you find freedom from whatever bugs are bugging you.


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