Tag: house flies

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Zombie flies: Invasion of the carrion eaters

October 30, 2017 By
Why didn’t these green bottle flies realize they were invading the home of a pest management professional? Read more»
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Bed bugs: 3 PMPs tackle cruise ship pest problems

July 3, 2017 By
Bob Clements, Rick Lewis and Jim Warneke are putting their combined 150 years of pest management experience to good use on the high seas. If a pest problem is discovered on a cruise ship, rest assured the ship’s pest management... Read more»
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House flies can transmit 65 diseases

May 16, 2017 By
Sure, Musca domestica can be annoying as they buzz past your head and around your food. But what’s worse, these filthy, unwanted houseguests may be responsible for transmitting to humans 65 diseases, including typhoid fever, gastroenteritis dysentery, cholera, anthrax, leprosy... Read more»
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Pest Pressure: House Flies, Coyotes, Illegal Wildlife Trade

August 10, 2015 By
What? House fly, Musca domestica Where? Sprawling urban areas Why? Few fly species interact with humans. Species that do, however, can become destructive pests. House flies spread diseases to humans and domesticated animals and contaminate food and packaging. Increasing international... Read more»
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Inspecting for flies

February 20, 2014 By
Inspections don’t kill anything, but they’re necessary to determine what should be done to resolve a potential or recent fly problem. Here are some of my best tips that have been successful: Check insect light traps. This can give you... Read more»
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What makes a pest difficult to control?

February 1, 2013 By
There are many reasons why control of pest infestations can be difficult. If you review the variables and determine which one relates to your specific case, you’ll have a better understanding of how to correct the situation. With that in... Read more»