Grass flies are real hibernators! In the spring and summer months, these flies develop en masse in grasslands, depositing their eggs after which they undergo a complete metamorphosis (egg, larva, pupa and fly) Especially in neglected land and unmowed lawns, the grass flies feel comfortable. Once the weather type turns to winter weather then they overwinter en masse on buildings such as apartment buildings, office buildings, homes to even churches.
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A fly infestation can occur in no time because it takes only a few days for the fly egg to grow into an adult. In addition, females lay between 400 – 600 eggs during their lifetime. Therefore, in the fall, thousands of flies can end up on or in buildings, resulting in a true plague!
Grass flies themselves are not harmful, but can be a serious nuisance to humans and animals due to their large swarms.
The grass fly is yellow with three shiny black stripes on the top of the thorax. This is an almost hairless fly with a length of 3 mm. Unlike other insects, development from egg to adult does not take place indoors. Larvae are found in uncut and often neglected grasslands (hence the name grass fly) with many composites. They also feed on aphids found in galls on plants. During winter, grassflies reside in large swarms in sheltered places against or in cavity walls of buildings. They can also sometimes enter buildings or houses through roof tiles.
Grass flies will nest in seams, cracks, eaves, cavity walls and around windows in the fall. The buildings where the flies are often heated, making it a great place for these insects to stay. Also, the flies spread a pheromone, which is a kind of scent trail that allows other grass flies to find their way to the buildings and clump together. When spring arrives, the grass flies awaken from their winter mode and fly out en masse, often causing a lot of nuisance.
Fighting grassflies yourself is often very difficult, there are no good resources available and there is often insufficient knowledge. Aerosols only control a small part of the infestation and often cost a lot of money, which is added to the cost of control by a professional.
Protect Pest Control is skilled and has mastered all techniques optimally, which allows them to take into account the lifestyle of each type of fly, as well as your personal situation, during control. We always provide a fast, professional and sustainable solution to your fly problem.
Grass flies are controlled by us by performing a seams and cracks treatment. That is, as many seams and cracks as possible are injected with a liquid, namely a suitable pesticide.
There is also the option of atomizing or treating resting places. The pesticide used has an after-effect of more than 5 weeks, so flies that come into contact with the liquid later will be affected. As far as preventive measures are concerned, we can always provide you with effective tailor-made advice.
Protect Pest Control can very reliably control the fly infestation and help you with warding and prevention for the future. Leaving a fly infestation untreated is highly inadvisable, as the fly infestation can easily get out of control. We easily control your grass flies.
Protect Pest Control is a professional pest control company and uses safe and successful ways to control a fly infestation.
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