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Sunday, 24 July 2022

How much does it cost to exterminate flies?

Different types of flies such as blow flies, cheese flies, cluster flies, drain flies, fruit flies and houseflies infest homes and businesses in Canada. Unfortunately, apart from being annoying, flies can also transmit diseases so it’s important to get rid of them quickly before they lay eggs and begin reproducing. If you have a fly infestation in your property or business, keep reading to discover tips to get rid of a fly infestation or contact an exterminator if the problem is getting out of control.

Are flies dangerous?

Flies can be dangerous pests. For example, while house flies may appear harmless, they can potentially spread more than 200 recognized illnesses and parasites such as dysentery, food poisoning, typhoid fever, poliomyelitis and gastroenteritis.

They can also cause ailments of the eyes and skin, such as conjunctivitis, trachoma, yaws, cutaneous diphtheria, and mycoses. These diseases occur as a result of the manner in which flies procreate and eat. Fly larvae feed on rotting food, decomposing flesh in trash bins, and dung. In the process, they pick up viruses and bacteria and spread them wherever they land. This includes your food ! 


Fly extermination services 


What causes fly infestations in the house?

Houseflies love to feed and breed in filth such as garbage, spoiled food and feces. Flies can be attracted by things outside of your house, such as recycling bins, pools of stagnant water, and rotting plants or wood. They can get in your house due to poor sanitation as well as through cracks in doors and windows.


How to get rid of drain flies 


What steps can you take to prevent fly infestations?

Since flies reproduce very quickly, it’s important to take the necessary measures to prevent them from infesting your house: 

  • You should regularly clean your house, especially the kitchen and bathrooms
  • You should get rid of any food that has gone bad, including meat, fruit, and vegetables, as they attract flies. Overripe fruit and soft drink spills can be fly magnets, as they enjoy sweet foods and beverages. 
  • You should check your water pipes often to make sure there are no leaks. Flies are attracted to stagnant water.
  • You should ensure that there are no feces of any kind in your house. In other words, you should clean up dog feces right away and regularly empty your cat’s litter box.
  • You should check what you bring home from the farmers market and rinse out everything that you plan to recycle.
  • You should get an exterminator to do routine checks of your house. 


How to get rid of cluster flies at home


How to eliminate fly infestations after they have occurred

Seal entrances

To avoid more flies getting into your home or business, it’s important to fix any broken mesh on your door and window screens as well as seal cracks and gaps around windows with caulk. Furthermore, high-traffic entrances such as doors leading to a deck or patio, can benefit from the addition of a fast-closing magnetic screen door. 

Remove food

Remove the items that attract flies in your home to make it less inviting. You should never leave any food scraps, especially uncovered things, out on counters or tables. Houseflies are particularly drawn to fruit and vinegar. Keep work spaces free of crumbs, wash dishes right away rather than leaving them in the sink after meals, and make sure the dishwasher door is tightly shut. 

Signs of a fly infestation

A bothersome fly or two in your home is generally nothing to worry about. However, you might have a fly problem if you constantly see a lot of them buzzing about in your living room, kitchen and bedroom or if you keep coming across dead flies while dusting or organizing things in your house.

To figure out whether you have a fly infestation, examine the areas that houseflies prefer to frequent, namely areas where there is light and water. Also, look for groups of flies in places like gutters, mulch piles, light fixtures, and trash cans. If your search proves fruitful (i.e., if you find several flies or fly corpses in these areas), we recommend calling an exterminator

Here are common signs of a fly infestation: 

  • Small clusters of dark spots (fly feces) on light fixtures, ceilings or wall surfaces.
  • Flies flying around your house, food, or garbage.
  • Fly larvae or maggots in your home or business.


How to get rid of blow flies in my house


Average cost for fly pest control services

The cost to exterminate flies depends on the severity of the infestation and the type of infestation. A pest control company generally charges between $ 175 and $ 300 to exterminate flies. 

It costs an average of $ 250 to get rid of house flies. On the other hand, fruit fly infestations, which are usually simpler by nature, can be taken care with fly traps for about $ 100. A more complex problem, like an extensive drain fly infestation, can cost as much as $ 375 to take care of.


What to look for when selecting pest control services


Six factors that affect fly extermination pricing

1. Magnitude of the infestation

The most important factor that affects the cost of fly extermination services is the severity of the infestation. This is why it’s important to act quickly when you notice signs of a fly infestation. You should contact a fly exterminator as soon as possible!

2. Size of the property 

Your eventual bill also depends on the size of the infested area. Insects have more places to hide in larger homes or businesses with more rooms and space. Fly exterminators need to spend more time in spaces that have more hiding places to locate all the larvae and breeding grounds. 

3. Number of visits

The number of follow-up visits required to completely get rid of the fly infestation influences the cost of extermination services. The more severe the infestation, the more often exterminators will need to to come to your house or business.

4. Experience of the exterminator

It’s important to do your research to select a qualified pest control company with experience dealing with fly infestations. The extermination company you select should have a number of years of experience dealing with your specific pest issue and the required qualifications. 

V Extermination has a certification from the Ministère du Développement durable de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques. In addition, we ensure advanced training with our continuing training program, which is always up-to-date with the latest innovative methods.

5. Location of the job site

Your extermination bill will also be affected by your location or, to be more specific, the travel expenses and cost of fuel incurred by the exterminator. It will cost more to have your property treated if the employees of the pest control company have to spend more time traveling back and forth.

6. Approach to treatment

Another factor that impacts the price of fly extermination services is the type of treatment chosen. There are different types of fly treatments such as insecticide dust, liquid concentrates, pyrethrin aerosols, fogging materials, fly light traps, fly baits, etc. Depending on the treatment recommended by the exterminator, the price can vary. 


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Fly extermination services

V Extermination offers eco-friendly pest management services to get rid of your fly infestation and help you prevent future pest infestations. Our services are environmentally-friendly and safe, not to mention that our team of exterminators has many years of pest-management experience and an excellent track record of success.

We take the greatest care to train our professionals, so that they deliver the highest quality of service and use the most up-to-date pest management methods and techniques to ensure that infestations are dealt with as efficiently and diligently as possible. To learn more about the services we offer, get in touch with one of our offices right away.


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