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Flies can be one of the most common and annoying pests to have in or around your home. Hearing that distinctive buzz flying around your living room can drive anyone crazy. They are not only a nuisance but they can carry a variety of diseases and some even have painful bites that can cause allergic reactions which makes it important to be able to identify the specific type of fly you are seeing buzzing around.
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What Do Flies Look Like?
Flies are one of the most common insects people will deal with both inside and outside their homes. There are a few different species of flies that you might find buzzing around your home each with a different set of characteristics. Here are characteristics to tell if you’re dealing with a fly:
- Eyes: Flies are known for their large rounded eyes.
- Size: Depending on the species, a fly can range from 1 mm to 75mm in size.
- Color: There is a wide range of fly coloring. The most common colors you might find are brown, black, yellow, and iridescent green.
- Legs: All flies will have 6 legs but their length can vary between species.
- Shape: There are a large variety of shapes flies come in, some are small and stout others that are long and skinny
- Wings: Although wing shape can vary, all flies will have one set of wings.
Using a trusted exterminator is the best and easiest way to determine which type of fly you are dealing with. If you would like to know more about what flies look like, check out our pest library.
How to Get Rid of Flies
Although flies play an important role in our ecosystem, they are not welcome in our homes. Knowing what type of flies you have is an important step in combating fly problems. The next step is to call a professional and experienced exterminator to help create a plan to end your fly problems! Once they know the type of fly, an exterminator can create a custom plan of action to keep those pesky flies away. With over 65 years of experience, our knowledgeable technicians at Rocket Pest are here to keep your home fly and pest free. Contact us today to shoo flies away!