Location = Norwood, MA
“I am seeing TONS of flies in my house please come and bomb or fog the place!!!” I can understand the emotion + urgency to get rid of the flies as the person’s house looked like a horror movie. However we do not “fog” or “bomb” for pests, that terminology pre-dates the 1980’s but in the minds of consumers it is still being done. With pests you NEED to locate the source and treat it. Without finding the source and infestation point you will keep getting new pest activity, this is even more accurate with flies. You can treat & kill adult flies but within a few days you have new adults emerging from the infestation source.
Like a bloodhound my inspection followed the odor. The house had a thousand flies in it but inside was not the culprit. With flies you often find a source by using your nose Vs eyes. Sure enough my nose led me to the trash cans just outside their kitchen window. Right above the trash cans? An air conditioner with the vents open to pull in fresh air. Spilled garbage becomes pretty rancid in warm temperatures and is a perfect breeding ground for flies as you can tell by the pictures. Larvae (maggots) turn into pupae which turn into adult flies. The development process takes about 4-7 days in warm weather. Solution??? Close the air conditioner vents, throw away the garbage, clean the garbage cans…..pest problem solved!!!
One other piece of advice in this area, drill numerous holes in the bottom of trash & recycling cans to let moisture escape. Without moisture & garbage pooling up at the bottom of receptacles flies have less of a chance to breed.
Bruce Lopes Jr.