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Bottle / Blow / Flesh Flies

Bottle / Blow / Flesh Flies

Identifying Bottle,Blow & Flesh Fly Problems

Blow flies and bottle flies (Calliphoridae species) are distinctly metallic, blue, green or brassy in color, and adults have feathery antennae. Flesh flies are dark black or with grey stripes and hairy. The adult flies are strong fliers and are attracted to light traps. The larvae develop in carrion, meat and fish, as well as in animal manure, rotting vegetation and garbage cans that are not carefully cleaned. The larvae are spindle-shaped maggots that are 3/8” to 7/8” long.

Locating Bottle, Blow & Flesh Fly Infestations

Blow fly or bottle fly infestations have a complete life cycle. Their eggs hatch rapidly, often in as little as 8 hours. The larvae initially feed on the surface and eventually burrow into the substrate. Adult bottle/blow/flesh fly problems feed on liquids associated with the larval developmental substrate. Adults are strong fliers and have the ability to sense the odors of dead or dying animals. Bottle/blow/flesh fly infestations are attracted to light and make a distinct “buzzing” as they fly around lights. If you have more than the occasional fly, there is a dead animal or some type of carrion in which they are developing.

Questions To Ask About Bottle, Blow & Flesh Fly Problems

  • Where are you seeing them? 
  • Do you have a pet dog? 
  • Where do pets go to the bathroom? 
  • Have you smelled a dead animal recently? 
  • How frequently do you take out your garbage? 
  • Have you had any birds nesting in the structure?

Bottle, Blow & Flesh Fly Infestation Inspection Tips

Pay particular attention to vents, wall voids, front porch slabs and attic areas. Look for bird nests, or other nesting sites, and places animals have been resting or raising young. Look for accumulations of pet droppings, rotting leaves or grass clippings. Check garbage containers for cleanliness. Black blow fly problems often develop in the bottom of dirty garbage containers. Make sure garbage is being discarded on a regular basis; accumulated garbage is a good breeding site. Check the sanitation schedule for waste containers.

How to Get Rid of Bottle, Blow, & Flesh Fly Problems

Getting rid of bottle, blow, & flesh flies can be tricky since they tend to build their nests in unique places. Our green bottle, blow, & flesh fly control experts will assess the bottle, blow, & flesh fly problem and any bottle, blow, & flesh fly damage prior to using bottle, blow, & flesh fly control plan, providing you with peace of mind when it comes to these potential unwelcome bottle, blow, & flesh fly infestations. And because Critter Control Eco-Wise™ Pest Services’ methods for bottle, blow, & flesh fly control are environmentally friendly and organic, there is no concern for your family and pets.

Critter Control Eco-Wise™ Pest Services has the knowledge, equipment, and skills to take care of all your bottle, blow, & flesh fly problems and will show you how to get rid of bottle, blow, & flesh flies for good! Call today: 1-877-ECO-WISE

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