Common species of flies include the following:

  • Bottle flies
  • Drain flies
  • Fruit flies
  • Gnats
  • House flies 


Flies are unwanted pests. They are not only annoying to deal with but also pose significant health risks to people. The majority of flies feed and lay their eggs on decaying materials. Flies carry a variety of disease-causing pathogens, bacteria, and parasites on their bodies. When they get into homes, they contaminate food and surfaces with pathogens and parasites that make people ill.

Decaying vegetation, fruits, vegetables, and excrement attract flies to properties. These insects move inside structures while foraging for more food sources and suitable breeding sites. They will take advantage of any crack, crevice, or open window or door they find.

Flies are pests that thrive in many different environments. Outside, they swarm together around trash bins, compost piles, animal excrement, standing water, and gardens. When flies move indoors, they tend to congregate in kitchens and bathrooms. They gather near drains, food left on counters, dirty dishes, and leaky fixtures.

With over 250 years of combined leadership experience, P.E.S.T. (Providing Exterminating Solutions Today) is the best choice to rid flies from your California, Florida, or Hawaii home or business. We are North America’s largest fumigation company, dedicated to our customers and to providing safe and effective fly solutions.

If you are looking for an experienced, dedicated professional to eliminate flies from your property, contact to P.E.S.T. and request your free inspection today!

In addition to our residential pest control and commercial pest control services, use the following tips to prevent fly infestations:

  • Outdoor trash cans and compost bins should have locking or tight-fitting lids.
  • Store any leftover food in the refrigerator or containers with airtight lids.
  • Keep windows and doors closed whenever possible.
  • Repair torn or loose screens.
  • Clean-up after pets daily.
  • Remove trash from your home daily.
  • Never leave dirty dishes in the sink for long periods.
  • Harvest fruits and vegetables from gardens to prevent them from rotting.
  • Eliminate excess water by maintaining gutters, fixing leaky hoses, and filling in any low-lying areas on your property.