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Why Flies Are More Than Just a Nuisance

We probably don't have to convince you that flies are annoying. They fly around in our faces. They land on our hamburger buns. They crawl on the television while we're trying to watch a movie. There is no doubt that these pests are an extreme nuisance. But, it is surprising how few people realize that flies aren’t just a nuisance, they’re dangerous. Yes, we said dangerous! A recent study from Penn State Eberly College of Science has connected house flies and blow flies to the transmission of at least 65 human diseases. Perhaps you've heard of some of them: typhoid, cholera, dysentery, conjunctivitis, gastroenteritis, poliomyelitis, salmonellosis, leprosy, yaws, tuberculosis, and so on. They also concluded the flies in urban centers carried more pathogens than those found in more rural areas. If you think flies are just a nuisance, you need to reconsider your position, especially if you live in a large city. And, if you own or operate a business, you should bring this knowledge to work with you as well. Flies present a significant threat to both homes and businesses! Today, we’re going to focus on the problems flies cause for commercial properties and how professional pest control services can help!

When flies get into a business, they can become a serious problem. Not only can they drive customers away, they can also impact employee health and affect the outcome of health inspections. Large businesses understand this threat and incorporate pest control into their business model. But, oftentimes, pest control can fall through the cracks for small businesses that are working hard to pay the bills and stay on top of the many challenges that come with running a restaurant or other business. That is why many small businesses turn to DIY pest control.

DIY pest control may seem like a good idea at first because it seems like the more affordable option. However, when pest control is applied wrong, it can become costly over time, and that cost can sneak up on you. With routine pest control visits from a licensed and experienced professional, you can know that your facility will be protected from pests and that your money isn't going to go right down the drain.

DIY pest control can also be hazardous. When pests pass through pest control products, they can become a mechanical vector for those harmful chemicals. This can lead to the contamination of food sources, dishes, silverware, and food-prep surfaces. The last thing any business owner needs is to replace one threat with another one! Pest professionals who implement Integrated Pest Management into their services such as Big Blue Bug Solutions use clean, green solutions first, and targeted EPA-approved pest control products when absolutely necessary. Pest management isn't a new science. There are well-established methods for creating pest-free environments and the professionals know which products to use and how to properly apply them for the safest and most effective results.

Flies are especially difficult pests to control. These flying insects can zip right in through the open door every time a customer comes inside. That makes it impossible to completely keep them out with just exterior treatments. When you partner with a pest control professional, they will install devices that capture and eliminate any flies that find their way inside. These devices are placed strategically around your business for effective control and are also inspected during service visits to track pest pressures. Through a systematic implementation of traps and inspections, even difficult-to-control pests like flies can be managed.

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If you currently use DIY methods and products or you're considering doing so, we understand. But there is a better and safer way to control pest problems! At Big Blue Bug Solutions, we know the challenges you're dealing with. We know how hard it is to carve out the budget for pest control. That is one of the reasons we offer customized commercial pest control programs. We know that some businesses have to start out with the biggest pest threats first and add other pest control services as they are able to. Our experienced and certified pest professionals can guide you through this process and set you up with the optimal protection for your budget. We'll show you what pest pressures you're dealing with and lay out a plan to get you where you need to be!

Don't let flies hurt your business’s bottom line. Let the QualityPro certified team at Big Blue Bug Solutions help you get the protection you need for your facility. Flies aren't just a nuisance, they carry human pathogens and are mechanical vectors for harmful bacteria. Get your protection in place by giving us a call! It all starts with a free pest inspection for your South Portland or Southern Maine business. Schedule yours today!

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