Eco-Friendly Pest Control for Flies in the Milwaukee Area
Fly Control Services for Homes and Commercial Buildings
Flies, while annoying, are relatively harmless to humans and pests. Once you have an infestation, their threat rises. In great numbers, flies can carry diseases such as salmonella, E. coli and cholera, contaminate food and drinks with fecal matter and are known to bread quickly. Fly larval only need 3 weeks to develop from egg to adult, making the importance of early detection and extermination key before their numbers grow to an infestation.
The exterminators at Ehlers Pest Management have extensive experience identifying and exterminating a variety of flies native to Wisconsin. Our fly removal treatments uses environmentally-friendly methods to identify the fly species inhabiting your home or commercial building. When you choose Ehlers, you’re choosing a pest control company that offers no gimmicks and no-nonsense, just pest control.
Signs You May Have a Fly Infestation
- Seeing egg clusters – A house fly lay eggs in filthy, moist areas like the damp corners of kitchens or bathrooms.
- Seeing maggots – Fly eggs will hatch into maggots or small worm-like white larvae. They are often found in the same filthy, moist areas the eggs are laid in.
- Numerous flies indoors – If flies are continuously breeding inside your home, large numbers will keep showing up and will not disappear without intervention.
Wisconsin Fly Control Identification
Blow (bottle) flies are metallic green, blue, or copper, ranging in size from ¼ inch to ⅜ inch. They spend the warm summer months nesting in homes or buildings attracted by food odors, air currents from cracks around windows and doors, or doors opened for ventilation. Garbage bins, dumpsters, and rotting vegetative matter are their favorite breeding grounds.
Cluster flies are black and medium-sized, growing up to ⅜ inch long. They infest warm buildings to survive the winter by swarming the southern and western walls in early autumn and nesting in crevices through the winter.
Face flies are dark gray with four stripes on top of the thorax and about ¼ inches long. They retreat to the warm crevices and cracks of heated buildings during the winter.
Fruit flies are tan or brown with red eyes about ⅛ inch in length. They are generally carried into homes on fruits and vegetables and love food preparation environments like home kitchens, restaurants, supermarkets, food plants, and any other food processing facility. Indoors, fruit flies nest in trash and recycling containers, leftover food, dirty coolers, and garbage disposals.
For more identification tips, check out our pest identifcation guide.
Fly Extermination Process
Eliminating flies from your home or property is a fairly straightforward process. Depending on the species, we may suggest organic pest control methods such as non-toxic traps. For larger fly infestations, our techs might lean toward chemical-based applications to target key problem areas with precision. Before leaving, we will provide you with important tips on how to prevent fly problems in the future, including sanitation, structural exclusion, and environmental modifications. Whatever your fly problem is, our pest control experts can help.
Southeastern Wisconsin’s Residential & Commercial Exterminators of Choice
Ehlers Pest Management is not the next cheap solution. While other pest control companies do the minimum and focus on volume, our team is only focused on fully eradicating your pest problem. We take the time needed to diagnose potential causes and source points of pests while providing flexible solutions that align with your exact pest problem. And we won’t sell you a 12-month program when you don’t need one. That’s the Ehlers difference. With automated billing, digitized and detailed reports, world-class software and real-time reporting, we make the process of pest control accessible and straightforward.
- Single and multi-story homes
- Small offices/corporate high rises
- Hotels/restaurants/retail stores