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Why Flies Are More Than Just A Nuisance To Southern Maine Homes And Businesses


That annoying buzzing sound in your ears. That unpleasant feeling when they land on you. Do any of these things ring a bell? That’s right, we're talking about flies! If you live in Southern Maine, you’ve likely encountered several flies throughout the summer. In the summertime, you can find these pests flying around you, your pets, your food, your trash bins, and plenty of other places both inside and outside your home! The most common flies in the South Portland area are blow flies which are also known as bottle flies, fruit flies, and house flies. Each of these flies looks slightly different from one another. If you are trying to determine which species you’re dealing with, check out our pest identification page for descriptions and some helpful information about these pests! In South Portland, flies can be found living both inside and outside homes and can become a huge nuisance if not dealt with.

Flies can be a huge nuisance for South Portland homes and businesses, but they are more than just nuisance pests, that's for sure! These insects are responsible for carrying and spreading multiple harmful diseases. For example, house flies are known to spread over 30 different diseases! Some of these diseases include cholera, conjunctivitis, polio, pinworm, tapeworm, and typhoid fever. Anything that these flies land or crawl on could become infected with these bacteria and pathogens, making these pests very dangerous to have inside your home or business. It’s extremely important to maintain a high level of cleanliness and decontamination inside your home or business to help avoid these harmful diseases. If you are a restaurant owner, this is an absolute must! A fly infestation could be detrimental to your restaurant’s reputation and affect the health of your employees and customers, so it’s important to eliminate your fly problem before it results in huge problems for your business.

To eliminate your fly infestation, it’s important to eliminate food sources that attract them. You can accomplish this by storing your food in airtight containers and making sure any food or drink spills are cleaned up immediately. It can also be helpful to install fly screens in the entryways of your home or business. Covering trash cans and frequently emptying the bins will also help by preventing flies from breeding in them. Flies also commonly breed in areas like drains, garbage disposals, and other hard-to-reach areas so it’s important to clean these areas regularly. In addition, businesses need to make sure that all sanitation protocols are maintained.

Preventing flies can be extremely difficult. Just when you think they’re finally gone, some food is left out by accident, and BAM, they’re back in full swing! It can certainly be tiring for home or business owners to attempt to eliminate these pests on their own which is why we recommend seeking professional help. If you’re experiencing problems with flies in your home or business, we advise you to give us a call at Big Blue Bug as soon as possible. We offer pest control programs for many different types of businesses, including restaurants! Our professionals can help eliminate the flies that are posing a threat to your health and your property. Contact us at Big Blue Bug Solutions today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control options.