Professional Fly Control in Columbia SC
Here in the South, flies are a year-round problem. Our mild winters and wet climate mean that fly populations can swell to problematic numbers whenever there’s sufficient food sources to support it. When you have a severe fly infestation sometimes store-bought fly traps just aren’t going to cut it! We have the tools and training necessary to get rid of flies and ensure they stay gone.
Our Fly Control Method
Assess The Area
Before putting down any insecticides or control products, our technicians will carefully assess your home, identify the species of fly bothering you, and locate their breeding sites.
Treat Area for Flies
Depending on the type of fly and severity of infestation, our technicians will apply fly spray, set fly baits and sticky traps, or use other chemical control methods.
Follow-up If Necessary
Most fly problems can be resolved with a single treatment session, however if some fly larvae escape the initial treatment we return to ensure that your pest problem is completely resolved.
No More Flies!
After your fly treatment you will notice an immediate reduction in fly population. Your home will once again be a no-fly zone, and you’ll be able to relax without incessant buzzing.
What You Get When You Choose Jeffcoat Pest Control
The Right Treatment, Every Time
The best pest control treatments are carefully chosen to specifically target the critters that are bugging you. Our Clemson Extension 7A certified technicians will correctly identify your pests and select the right treatment necessary to see them gone.
Real Customer Service
When you call Jeffcoat Pest Control you’ll be speaking with one of our professional office staff – not a robot and not a call-center overseas. We are committed to providing you with amazing customer service alongside our professional pest control solutions.
Fast Results, Less Waiting
Your time is valuable and we respect that! When you work with Jeffcoat Pest Control you’ll get punctual service and great results. Our home pest control treatments resolve your pest infestations quickly, letting you go back to enjoying your home!
Your Safety Is Our Priority
We take our responsibility to protect you, your family, and your home seriously. All of our technicians are licensed and insured, and participate in weekly training to stay current on best practices and safe application methods for EPA-regulated pesticides.
What can I do to prevent flies?
In most cases, the best way to prevent indoor fly problems is by ensuring there is no available food source for their larvae.
Eliminating food sources will vary depending on the type of fly you’ve encountered. Fruit flies prefer over-ripe fruit, while drain fly maggots feed on the organic material that builds up within drains. House flies (Musca domestica) prefer the organic matter commonly found in garbage, and can be prevented by bagging your trash and regularly washing out your trash can.
Are there fly repellents I can use?
Unfortunately there is not really such a thing as fly repellent. Fruit can be put under a mesh screen, which helps keep fruit flies at bay, and lidded garbage cans may help deter common house flies, but don’t waste your money on chemical or electronic repellents.
Can you treat my property for horse flies or stable flies?
Yes, we can apply pesticides and traps that are appropriate for outdoor flies and biting flies such as horse flies, stable flies, horn flies, and face flies.
Do flies spread disease?
There are many different types of flies, and unfortunately some of them are known to spread diseases. The common housefly is probably the best known for its ability to spread illness. The adult fly seeks to lay eggs on rotting materials or feces and then can transmit dangerous bacteria from those sources via its mouthparts and feet onto food and food prep surfaces.
The gnat-sized fruit fly, while annoying, is not associated with disease, and contrary to popular myth, does not cause fruit to spoil. Instead, it is the aroma of rotting fruit which acts as an attractant for these tiny flying insects.
What are cluster flies?
Cluster flies are a species of fly that only ends up in our homes by accident – but when it happens there are often a lot of them! These flies parasitize earthworms and find their way into our homes as a way to avoid the cold.
While it may seem that they are breeding in your home, as a part of their life cycle they exclusively lay their eggs in soil. To reach adulthood, the larval flies must infect earthworms – and our homes do not typically contain many earthworms!
The best way to prevent cluster flies is to seal up the cracks they are using to enter your home.
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