Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.
Flesh flies are large and gray in color with a checkerboard pattern on the abdomen. They have 3 dark stripes on top of their thorax. (The house fly has 4 stripes.)
Flesh flies are filth flies so they lay their eggs on dead animals, in or around garbage and dumpster receptacles and decaying organic material. Many flesh flies indoors may indicate that an animal has died in a wall void or somewhere within the building.
Flesh flies lay eggs on dead animals, in or around garbage and dumpster receptacles and decaying organic material.
Learn more by reading our blog post: Dumpster Maintenance.
Yes, they are attracted to light
Regularly inspect and clean dumpsters and garbage cans.
Keep area around dumpster and garbage can clean.
Use fly traps.
Improve sanitation in and around building by keeping dumpsters at least 50 feet away from the building and clean and free of odor.
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Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.
We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.
Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.
First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.
Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.
Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.