Primary Seasons: Summer, Fall

Pesky flies are a common household nuisance, buzzing around and causing frustration. Shockingly, recent research has revealed that houseflies can carry up to 351 different types of bacteria, some of which are linked to human infections and illnesses, including stomach bugs, making it crucial to take measures to keep these unwanted guests at bay.

House Fly Facts

Here are a few intriguing house fly facts that might surprise you:

  • The house fly is the most recognizable type, with gray-colored bodies and four dark stripes on their thorax.
  • Black flies are smaller and darker in color, known for their painful bites with itchy welts.
  • Flies can detect and taste food sources with their feet.
  • House flies have remarkable aerial agility, capable of hovering, flying backward, and changing direction swiftly.
  • A female house fly can lay up to 150 eggs at a time, hatching into larvae within 24 hours.
  • The average lifespan of a house fly is only 15 to 30 days, but during that time, they can produce multiple generations.

Why Do I Have So Many Flies in My House?

The presence of flies in your house is due to several factors. Flies are attracted to various food sources, including decaying organic matter, uncovered garbage, pet waste, and even spilled liquids. They are also drawn to warm and humid environments, making your kitchen and garbage disposal areas particularly inviting.


If you want those hose flies to fly away permanently, Madsen Pest can help. Here’s the process our Madsen team will follow to get rid of your fly problem:

  • Property Inspection

    First, our technicians will perform an inspection to identify the fly infestation.

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    After the inspection, our technicians will create a customized treatment plan to address the fly infestation.

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    Fly Treatment

    We’ll clear your property of flies using the best techniques for your infestation.

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    Annual Control

    Flies can be recurring pests that are tough to get rid of. Most likely, you will need ongoing treatments to rid your home of flies once and for all. This process may take a few consecutive treatments over a few months or having a technician back the following year. 

How Do I Prevent Flies in My House?

  • Keep your house clean and tidy.
  • Promptly dispose of garbage and seal it properly.
  • Regularly clean kitchen surfaces.
  • Eliminate any potential breeding grounds.
  • Fit your windows and doors with screens.
  • Store food in airtight containers.
  • Clean up any food spills or crumbs immediately.
  • Remove sources of stagnant water.


Don't let pesky house flies invade your home and compromise your peace of mind. Reach out to Madsen Pest today at (715) 791-4777 and schedule your inspection and treatment! Rest easy knowing our expert technicians are dedicated to keeping those buzzing nuisances at bay and maintaining a fly-free sanctuary for you and your family.



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