House Flies

Pest Management Services in Rhode Island

PEST STATS

Color: Dark gray
Legs: 6
Shape: Small oval
Size: 1/4"
Antennae: Yes
Region: Found throughout U.S.

House flies get their name from being the most common fly found around homes. Adult house flies can grow to one-quarter of an inch long and usually live between 15 and 25 days.

Habits

They are only able to feed on liquids but have the ability to turn many solid foods into a liquid for them to eat. House flies taste with their feet, which are 10 million times more sensitive to sugar than the human tongue.

Habitat

House flies tend to stay within 1-2 miles of where they were born; however, they have been known to migrate up to 20 miles to find food.

Threats

These insects have been known to carry over 100 different kinds of disease-causing germs, which makes them very bad house guests.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are flat, wingless, nocturnal pests that can be difficult to detect. They feed on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts. Bed bugs are extremely thin which allows them to hide in tight, narrow spaces such as under carpets, inside mattress seams, behind baseboards or even in loose wallpaper.

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Bees

Although Bees are beneficial insects, they become a danger to the health of humans and pets as a stinging pest, when they build nest or hives in or adjutant to areas where we live. Care should be taken when handling a bee infestation, as their stings can cause severe allergic reactions insome people.

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Roaches

Cockroaches can cause serious problems with not only contamination of food, but also are responsible for worsening asthma in those who suffer from the disease or are sensitive to the cockroach allergens. Cockroaches crawl through dirty areas and then walk around our homes tracking in lots of bacteria and germs

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