Category: Flies

A message from A1 on COVID-19

As we work together as a community and nation to better understand and mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus, we are all being asked to adhere to new guidelines and to do our best to practice social distancing. Please know that as protectors of public health, food and property, we take... more
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Tuesday Bug Tip | Springtime Flea and Tick Care Tips

Spring is now officially upon us. We've all had some time to adjust to Daylight Savings Time (except for those of you in Arizona) and the days are getting longer and warmer. Warm days and more sun lays the perfect opportunity for fleas to come out of hiding. Here's our tips for getting you dog... more
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How to Keep Bugs Out of Firewood

It is important to keep bugs out of firewood. Termites infesting your firewood could find their way into your home. To keep bugs out of firewood, prevention is your best option. Store firewood properly and you will protect the wood and your house from ants, termites, beetles and other invasive... more
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Cluster Fly

Homeowners generally expect to have to swat a fly or two in the house during the summer months. But what is an expected annoyance in the summer can be exasperating in the winter when doors and windows are sealed tight, and one wouldn't think that any flies are existing in the cold outdoors to... more
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Find the Repellent that is Right for You

Use the search tool below to help you choose the repellent product that is right for you. You can specify : mosquitoes, ticks or both; protection time; active ingredient; or other product-specific information. Consider these factors when choosing a repellent: Do you need protection... more
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Horsefly Bites: Symptoms, Treatments & Prevention

The horsefly is known under many different names in different countries, including deer flies, clags, gadflies or breeze flies. These flies are known for attacking animals including humans and biting them to feed on their blood. This can be dangerous because the horsefly can transmit parasites or... more
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How do I get rid of a lot of flies? | Bug Tip Tuesday

The most important thing you can do to get rid of flies is to eliminate the source of attraction. So if there’s a lot of dog poop in the yard or other smelly stuff, that’s going to attract a lot of flies which then fly in the house and land on your food. If that’s not the problem and you... more
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Reproduction Patterns of Flies

The female housefly lays about 50 to 100 eggs at one time in organic debris. The eggs will hatch into maggots in a mere 12 hours after being deposited. These maggots will feed on the organic debris and then each will build a cocoon where it will pupate and turn into an adult housefly. It's a... more
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Are Flies Harmful?

Common houseflies, blow flies, and flesh flies do not bite, but they do carry certain diseases. This makes it important to find natural ways to kill flies. To understand why flies spread various diseases, take a look at their unique feeding habit. Flies land and feed on decaying organic matter... more
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Get Rid of Fruit Flies in 5 Ways | Bug Tip Tuesday

Fruit flies can be the bane of every homeowner's existence, no matter what time of year it is. A fruit fly infestation can quickly spiral out of control if steps aren't taken at the first sign of a fruit fly problem. They're small, numerous and peskier than most other insects as they swarm... more
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