Here in Tampa Florida flies are some of the most annoying critters you can have buzzing around the house. These critters can also be tough to control. The fly is drawn into the home in search of food. So any food stuff or trash can cause flies to enteryour home.
Sanitation is the absolute key to controlling a fly population in or around your home. Be sure all spills are cleaned up and don’t leave food out after the meal is finished. Trash should be taken out on a regular basis to avoid fly feeding. Once you have cleaned up the area there are several other measures you can take to get rid of the annoying pests.
The use of fly traps in which flies land on them, get stuck, and then die can be effective. There is also fly bait which draws flies in, then the flies eat the bait and die. Baits must be used very carefully so as not to get in the hands of children or eaten by abeloved pet.
There are fly lights which attract the flies to sticky traps. There are also fly repellants which seem to be the least effective form of control. Some infestations may require expert pest control help to identify the species and where the infestation is coming from. The pest control expert can help you come up with a program that can help control infestation and let you know which products you should use.
To find out more about expert pest control for flies in Tampa, Plant City and surrounding areas, call Safari Pest Control, LLC at 813-703-4673. It’s a jungle out there!
As annoying as the Fruit Fly is, there is good news. The lifespan of a Fruit Fly is only about 2 weeks. The female virgin Fruit Fly has a white abdomen while non-virgin females have a black abdomen, and can lay up to 100 eggs a day.
Fruit Flies are a risk to human health. They spread diarrheal illnesses. Their hairy bodies and sticky foot pads can transmit germs and bacteria from locations that have been contaminated. Fruit Flies are a familiar pest, especially in the kitchens, pantries and other food storage areas. This is because their favorite source of nutrition is rotting and fermented fruit and vegetables. They also make homes in drains, garbage disposals, mop buckets, garbage cans, and recycling bins, even spilled drinks under a fridge can be a home for them. All they need is a thin layer of organic material.
These small insects can be fairly hard to get rid of once inside your home, and can lead to quicker spoilage of any foods they happen to lay their eggs on.
The Fruit Fly prefers the kitchen. The key to successful extermination of Fruit Flies is sanitation. Eat, refrigerate, or throw out any ripe produce. Clean up any spills from cooking or eating straight away. Clean garbage and recycling bins on a frequently. Rinse any cans and bottles before throwing them away.
Beer and wine can be used as a Fruit Fly trap when they are an irritation in the home. Due to the bacteria they carry, Fruit Flies can get into beer or wine during these early fermentation stages and convert them into vinegar.
Make sure screens in all doors and windows fit tight and have no tears or gashes. Fruit Flies are possibly the pest most tied to the original source of its infestation, that is to say once food or trash is gone, there is often nothing in the house that will persuade the Fruit Fly to stay.
Safari Pest Control is your premier pest control company that employs numerous methods and products for Fruit fly exclusion. Using glue board traps that are infused with either a pheromone or sweet attractant is one technique. The Fruit Fly will land on the surface assuming they have found a meal and will stick to the trap. There are also several different chemicals we can use safely to help eradicate them. Using drain foams will assist in getting rid of these insects so you can have no doubt that we have the precise program to knock these flies out while keeping your family safe and sound.
For more information on effective pest control for Fruit Fly elimination in Tampa, Plant City, FL and surrounding areas, call Safari Pest Control. It’s a jungle out there!
Often times the most innocent looking pests can be the most challenging. Drain Flies are one of several species of fly that can and will invade your home if given the opportunity. It gets its name from the fact that it thrives in damp environments such as drains and pipes. The dampness is most necessary during the larval stage of the insects development, so this is when it makes the most sense to focus your elimination efforts.
Drains Flies are very small, only about 1/6 inch in length. Their color is dark or grayish and they are covered with fine hairs. The wings appear to be too large for their body. The Drain Fly lay eggs in masses of 10 to 200 at a time.
The Drain Fly is most active in the evening when they congregate around sinks and drains. Most organic materials, such as the slime that accumulates on the side of bathroom and kitchen drains, sewage disposal beds, rain barrels, and garbage cans are the preferred living and breeding grounds of Drain Flies. Drain Flies feed on moist organic materials such as decaying vegetation, and other microscopic plants and animals.
Drain Flies can cause huge problems in household or commercial drains. They tend to appear rather mysteriously and suddenly, multiplying quickly and becoming a nuisance by their numbers. Drain Flies originate in filth and carry diseases that may possibly be transmitted to humans. The presence of Drain Flies in large numbers may cause or intensify bronchial asthma. Simply cleaning drains and not leaving foods, such as vegetables out will help control Drain Fly populations.
The use of sticky traps and certain gels designed to treat the pipes and drains will kill these pest and stop the egg laying process. If your home is invaded by large numbers of these annoying flies, call a quality pest control company to do a thorough inspection and put in place a plan of action to protect your family.
For more information on household or commercial pest control for Drain Flies in Tampa, Plant City, FL and surrounding areas, call Safari Pest Control, LLC.It’s a jungle out there!
Anyone who has experienced a Silverfish infestation knows these pests are a real nuisance. Besides the fact they are pests, Silverfish can cause considerable problems if they aren’t eradicated and prevented. If you don’t take the necessary steps to get rid of them, they will continue to multiply and thrive while causing a great deal of damage in the process.
Silverfish are nocturnal insects. They are typically 1/2 to 1 inch long. They have abdomens that taper at the end, giving them a fish-like appearance. Silverfish are completely wingless. They have long atennae and the wiggling motion in which they move resembles that of a fish.
Silverfish are found in the Americas, parts of the Pacific, and other countries. The Silverfish inhabits moist areas, requiring a relative humidity of 75% to 95%. In heavily populated areas they are found primarily in attics, basements, bathrooms, and the sink area of the kitchen.
Reproduction of the Silverfish involves a 3 phase ritual that may last over a half an hour. The female will lay groups of less than 60 eggs at a time, depositing them into small crevices. They will hatch within 2 months. In her lifetime a female will lay fewer than 100 eggs.
Silverfish consume book bindings, carpet, clothing, coffee, dandruff, glue, hair, paints, paper, photos, plaster and sugar. They can damage tapestries, may eat cotton, linen and silk, and may even attack leatherwear and synthetic fabrics. They can live up to a year or more without eating.
They may look harmless, and don’t bite or sting, but a Silverfish will eat anything high in starch. They will also get into flour, sugar, cereal, and other foods. They aren’t harmless when you consider the great deal of damage and the contamination of food if you don’t get rid of them and take the steps to prevent further infestation. One way to prevent the Silverfish from returning is to dehumidify your home, caulk cracks and crevices where they lay eggs, and vacuum often.
For more information on reliable Silverfish extermination services in Tampa, Plant City, and surrounding locations call Safari Pest Control, LLC. It’s a jungle out there!