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There are many times in life when there is a threat staring us right in the face, but we just don’t see it. Maybe it’s a pain in our chest that we write off as being just a case of indigestion, but nothing more. It could be something less severe like when your check engine light comes on and starts blinking and you just consider it a nuisance because your car is working just fine, but it’s actually telling you that there is something seriously wrong. Thankfully most of the time when this happens our senses will pick up these dangerous threats and it will push us into taking action.

When it comes to house flies, we commonly look at them as nothing more than a nuisance. In all honesty, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Ordinary house flies are dangerous. How? You may ask. They can only feed on liquids and they have the ability liquify solid foods. First, they taste with their feet, and once they have found a solid food they want to eat they regurgitate saliva from their stomach onto it. That saliva is then able to dissolve the food until it is able to be digested by the fly. Disgusting right? They are also known to carry over 100 germs that can cause a variety of diseases. They can transmit diseases like typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera, leprosy, and tuberculosis. You may look at house flies quite a bit differently now that you have the facts. You will also want to take precautions against them.

In order to prevent house flies, you will need to ramp up the cleanliness of your home by:

  • Taking out the trash regularly

  • Cleaning up messes and pet waste right away

  • Making sure all of your screen windows and doors are intact

Even with the most diligent sanitation procedures, it is necessary to also get rid of all the sources that allow them to breed. This is why it is essential to get the help of a pest management professional.

The professionals at Witt Pest Management are highly skilled and provide the effective control that will resolve house fly infestations. Our technicians will use surveillance, baiting, and exclusion to eliminate all of your houseflies guaranteed. You can find out more about our residential pest control services today. Witt Pest Management, we are here to help!

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