One fact about flies is that they exist in all United States regions. They are considered a common nuisance to all and there are different fly species numbering over 240,000 across the world. It is approximated that a third of these flies including gnats and mosquitoes are found in the US.
True flies have only a set of wings but all flies are disease carriers and most of these diseases can actually be transmitted to human. They breed in garbage, compost piles, sewers and excrement whether human or animal. They can also breed in other areas with decaying matter and this is how they pick diseases and transmit them to humans when they land on food before consumption and through biting where viruses and bacteria are released. For the major reason that they can end up transmitting diseases, it is very important to get insect control services as fast as possible. Some of the diseases that flies carry are yellow fever, malaria, dengue fever and encephalitis among others.
Common types of flies
In essence, all flies grow rapidly in that they can grow from the egg phase to adult in as little as seven days. Maggots make a stage in the fly early development. It is however important to remember that some of the maggots can still be harmful. Maggots of fly varieties such as carrot rust fly can create problems because they end up eating vegetable roots.
Fruit flies and house flies tend to be the most common types of flies. The house fly has four stripes around the abdomen area. The cluster fly is also very common and it is dark gray in color. Another common fly is the garbage fly, which has a metallic color ranging from blue to green and stable fly which is common around livestock. A horse fly and other few varieties have mouth parts, making it possible for them to bite humans while most of the other flies have mouth parts that are sponge like making it possible for them to only drink food up.
As unreal as it might sound, flies can actually be beneficial. Some help in reducing the population of other pests and others does help in breaking down carcasses and other kinds of decaying matter quickly, hence they are ready to reenter the ground much faster. This is something that can be beneficial to farmers.
What to do ?
If you have a fly infestation that is posing more dangers than benefits or flies that are at the wrong area causing distractions, then you should call pest professionals to take care of your problems. The professional help is very important because to properly control the flies goes beyond the killing or adults. It is a process that needs to also destroy the eggs and all larvae left behind by the flies so they do not hatch. Without the proper products and application knowledge, it can be hard for you to keep the flies under control, but a professional will help you do a clean job restoring peace of mind in your area.