Small Flies

Thorough inspections for small flies

January 14, 2019 By
As with so many other pests, identification is of paramount importance in small fly management. A newer small fly is becoming a big problem in many commercial accounts – the dark-eyed fruit fly. Often confused with phorid flies, as well... Read more»
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PMP interviews a fruit fly

July 25, 2017 By
No more Mr. Nice Fly: Pest Management Professional magazine interviews a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster). Read more»
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Flying insect infesting Florida’s Marco Island identified

February 7, 2017 By
Scientists have identified the shore fly (Scatella tenuicosta) as the flying insect that has been infesting Marco Island, Florida, beaches over the last few weeks. The flies were originally suspected to be black flies (Simulium spp.),  but Chadd Chustz, Marco Island’s environmental... Read more»
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‘Zombie’ ants video: Phorid flies used to combat fire ants

November 3, 2016 By
The University of Texas at Austin invasive species research program is attempting to control invasive fire ant populations in Texas with South American phorid flies. PBS showcased this process in its “SuperNature – Wild Flyers” documentary this summer, made with... Read more»
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Quick updates on fireflies, mice and mosquitoes

August 25, 2016 By
Did you know? Fireflies (lampyridae) are on the decline, magnets make mice happy and a new lotion that smells good to humans repels Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Read more»
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How to identify flying insects

June 24, 2016 By
To successfully identify flying insects, try a little detective work. Some flying insects come from 10 miles away or more, depending upon how the wind is blowing. Others breed on the exterior of a property, and still others breed indoors... Read more»
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Treatment Countdown: Practical Tips for Small Flies

August 1, 2007 By
By: Austin Frishman Occasionally, pipes break in walls, or ceilings leak. When flies infest such areas, major construction is required. The construction alteration costs are much more than the actual pest management service costs. With that in mind, try using this... Read more»
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Photo: Stephen A. Kells

Small Flies Are Big Pests

September 1, 2005 By
By: Stephen A. Kells How to troubleshoot small fly infestations As a pest management professional (PMP), how many times have you heard an irate customer say such finalities as“Sorry, but we are canceling because the company we use to manage our... Read more»
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Mampe: The Eyes Have it in Identifying Phorids

March 1, 2001 By
By: Dr. Doug Mampe The Eyes Have It in Identifying Phorids Q: In many of my restaurant accounts, I am finding small flies that resemble fruit flies. We clean everything, yet the flies still persist. In one particular restaurant, there is the... Read more»
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