Category: Flies

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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Non-biting flies

Non-biting flies are one of the most important pest groups because they are not only nuisance pests, but many are also important in disease transmission. Flies feed on a variety of food materials but most of those of structural importance develop in either fermenting or decaying organic matter,... more
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10 Pest Control Tips to Keep Pests Away This Summer | Bug Tip Tuesday

Nothing ruins a picnic like a line of ants. Nothing ruins a barbecue like a swarm of mosquitoes. And nothing ruins a morning like spotting a spider, cockroach, or mouse somewhere in your house. Keep bugs and critters away from your home and yard this summer with these 10 best pest control... more
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Get Rid of Flies in Your Home

Non-biting flies, such as houseflies, are not only nuisance pests, but they are also responsible for transmitting diseases and contaminating food. For instance, flies are capable of contaminating food and transferring more than 100 pathogens, including malaria, salmonella and tuberculosis.... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Fruit Fly Trap

Every fall, fruit flies seem to find their way into everyone's home.  We all want to eat healthy and leave some fruit out on the counter for a quick grab and go snack.  Here is a simple fly trap from therealfarmhouse.com for the pesky little critters. You will need a jar, a piece of paper, a... more
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