Warm summer months bring family get-togethers, vacations and many great memories. Unfortunately, it can also be a time when flies become very prevalent. Once flies get into your home, it can be very difficult to get rid of the annoying pests. Thankfully exterminators in Harford County, like Raven Termite and Pest Control, are here to help. The following guide walks you through a few things you should know about flies and how to prevent them from swarming around in your home.

Preventing a Fly Infestation

Getting rid of flies can be difficult because their lifespan is so short. After eggs are laid, they begin hatching in less than one day. After hatching, the maggots begin to develop into flies, shedding their skin along the way. In less than a week the maggots can turn into flies and start wreaking havoc on your house.

If you want to minimize the flies that are in your home, the first thing you need to do is get rid of their breeding grounds. If they don’t breed, they won’t lay eggs that eventually grow into flies. The most common breeding ground for flies is trashcans. Take trash out often and remember to regularly rinse out your trashcans to reduce the likelihood of a fly infestation.

Seek Professional Help When All Else Fails

If you have kept trash out of your home and tried fly traps only to notice that you still have a fly problem, it may be time to call in a professional. Raven Termite and Pest Control are professional exterminators in Harford County, Baltimore County and beyond. We find hidden breeding grounds and treat them so that eggs do not turn into larva and eventually turn into maggots that grow to flies.

At Raven Termite and Pest Control, we take the time to inspect your home and property to ensure that all flies are exterminated as quickly as possible. The treatments used are safe for use around children and pets and work within a few hours of application. After your home is treated, you should be able to start enjoy a pest free home. We offer FREE pest inspections of your home or business. Click here to contact us today.