“A typical exterminator will kill the present flies and leave.  But, a true fly control pest professional will take the time to hunt down the issue causing it & eradicate it”  Dave –  A.N.T. Pest Control

Our fly control service at A.N.T. Pest Control will eliminate pests such as fruit flies, house flies, gnats, fungus gnats, cluster flies, and drain flies.  Many of these flying insects will dispel germs and filth as they begin to infest a structure.

Different types of flying insects

However, exterminating the present flies will only provide temporary relief from the problem.  And so this is where A.N.T. Pest Control will provide extreme value.  We will not only kill present flies but, most importantly, seek out the source of the fly problem.  Then communicate with the customer about how to modify the structure to make it unattractive to flies.

How A.N.T. Pest Control Eliminates Flying Insects

Step #1: Inspection & Identification

In order to correct the fly control long-term problem, we first need to figure out several key objectives:

  1. What is it? Identification – What type of fly are they? There are many different types of flying pests. And each of these flying pest species is present for different reasons. Once we identify the species, we will then have a better understanding of their biology and what they are seeking.
  2. Why are they here? Accordingly, once identified, we will hunt for their “source of attraction”. The source is the “magnet,” which will continue to draw more flies.  Even if the present flies are exterminated, more flies will show up in due time.  This is why some pest control companies force people to get into signing contracts.  This is due to their lack of ability and/or effort to find the root of the problem.

Identifying the type of fly species as first step in fly control treatment

Step #2: Elimination & Prevention

Any exterminator can eliminate the present flying pest.  Simply, the use of countless professional-grade pesticides can accomplish this.  But in order to provide amazing fly control service, we will eliminate and prevent flies from coming back.

How can we eliminate & prevent them from returning?

Sometimes pesticides are not necessary to kill flying pests. Usually, the home or structure must have some sort of physical modification.  Meaning something must be changed to remove the attraction.  Thus, we ensure to converse with our clients on the best option for their fly control situation.   Furthermore, the physical modifications will differ depending on the species of flying pest.

Step #3: 5-Star Follow-Up Customer Service

We will contact the customer to ensure everything is working as planned. Since there are some flying pest species that may require 2 service visits. But, we do not make our customers pay for both upfront. Sometimes one treatment is all it takes.  And rest assured, all of our services put the customer first. This means we will not charge our customers for something they do not need. And by all means, A.N.T. takes great pride in making ourselves available if any questions or concerns should arise after service.

A follow up procedure for the fly control treatment

Common Questions About Flying Pests

What are fruit flies attracted to?

They are attracted to any ripened produce. The more fermented the produce becomes, the stronger the attraction. So any moist, organic material is an attraction for fruit flies. This is why they are seen commonly around drains and sinks.

Why am I seeing tiny hairy black flies in my basement bathroom?

Drain flies are tiny hairy black flies that infest drains that have built up excessive organic matter. This organic matter build-up is created within the “drain trap”. But, sometimes, this can occur from not using a particular drain very often. Thus, allowing the water in the trap to sit in an undisturbed stagnant state.

Presence of lots of tiny black flies in the basement bathroom

Will pouring bleach down my drain solve my drain fly issue?

Bleach will pass through the drain too quickly and will not remove the buildup of organic matter. Though, you may kill a few drain flies in the process since it’s toxic. But, a foaming agent is the best method to clean organic matter out of drains.

Why is it so hard to kill flies with a fly-swatter?

House flies have a survival mechanism that gives them super-hero vision and reaction time. Their nerve connections from the brain to the eyes will allow them to process 200-250 images per second. Definitely, this will give them super-human-like reaction skills. As compared to humans, that can only process 40-60 images per second.

Fly swatter as one way to control and kill a fly

Why am I seeing a thousand black house flies, zooming around my family room window?

Cluster flies are typically black in color and will congregate together, usually near windows or lights. This is most common in the “fall” season. And they are considered an “over-wintering pest”. Meaning they are trying to survive the cold seasons inside a structure.

I’m seeing a lot of very tiny flies hovering around my plants inside my home… What are they?

Fungus gnats are most commonly found around house plants. These flying pests are attracted to the fungus in the soil. This fungus is created by excessive watering or moisture within the plant soil.

Interesting & Gross Facts about Flies

  • House flies will “throw up” onto food to assist in breaking down the food for consumption
  • Interesting facts about fliesHouse flies can spread diseases very quickly since they are constantly landing on the gross matter such as feces
  • House flies have amazing vision and are capable of seeing almost 360 degrees surrounding their bodies.
  • House flies can lay their eggs in decaying produce, dead animals, or even feces
  • Drain flies live in filth but are not known to transmit diseases to humans
  • Female fruit flies can lay up to 500 eggs which will hatch within about 24 hours.
  • The life expectancy of a housefly is about 1 month.

Call us today to control and eliminate permanently these filthy fly pests! We provide pest control services for New Lenox, Illinois, and the surrounding communities. Call or text (815)215-7211 for more information.


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