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Fly Prevention 101: How To Keep Your Rockville Home Fly-Free

house fly landing on a counter

Rockville homes aren't immune to flies. But homeowners aren't always aware of how quickly a few flies become a full-blown infestation. Do you know how to stop an infestation or what to do if you find yourself living with one?

Don't worry if you're unsure; Womack Pest Control can help. As Rockville's leading pest control service, we know all about keeping flies out of your home. Read our advice below and call us when you need the best pest control in Rockville

Know Your Flies: Essential Tips For Accurate Fly Identification

There are many different species of flies, each with unique traits. Horse flies, for example, are large and aggressive, while fruit flies are tiny. House flies, the variety homeowners encounter most, are the small grayish insects most of us first picture when thinking of flies.

One thing that most types of flies have in common is their eyes. They have compound eyes made up of thousands of lenses that allow them to see from several angles simultaneously. They may be different colors between different kinds of flies, but they usually have a bulbous appearance. 

Of course, you don't need a positive I.D. to get rid of flies. You can leave that to us. Womack Pest Control technicians will identify the pests you're dealing with during inspection, so there's no need to stress about doing that first. Once we confirm what you're dealing with, we'll get to work developing a plan that works for your situation.

Health Risks Related To Fly Infestations: Protecting Your Well-Being

Most flies aren't known for aggressively attacking humans, which may explain why people are more inclined to treat them as a mere annoyance than a significant risk. However, such thinking is a mistake; flies are dangerous because their habits allow them to spread debilitating diseases through cross-contamination. Even small fruit flies can make humans sick.

Fly infestations can lead to problems like food poisoning, cholera, E. coli, typhoid fever, dysentery, and tuberculosis. Proper sanitation will help protect you and your family from getting sick, but you still need pest control to stop them at the source. Call Womack Pest Control for a free inspection.   

Creating A Fly-Free Environment: Tips And Strategies For Prevention

Whether you want to show flies the door or keep them from ever setting foot inside your home, we've got you covered. Here are just a few of the best ways to keep flies away from your home:

  • Make sure you regularly sweep for crumbs in your kitchen and wipe down your countertops
  • Ensure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids
  • Keep food stored in appropriate containers
  • Fix any holes or other damage in your window screens to prevent entry

Of course, the best way to keep flies away is from professional pest control services from Womack Pest Control. We offer regular follow-up services to protect your home long after the initial treatment. Womack Pest Control will keep you safe from pests all year long.

Professional Pest Control For Fly Infestations: Why Hire Experts

What makes professional home pest control more effective than simply doing it yourself? The answer is simple; scale. Only pros have the skill and tools to tackle an entire infestation quickly and totally, and that's why you need Womack Pest Control on your side.

With over 80 years in the industry, our team has experience treating all manner of infestations in the Rockville area. No matter your pest problem, we'll work with you to build a custom plan that best fits your needs. Call us today to learn more about our services and start living pest-free.