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Fly Control

Housefly Extermination In New Jersey and New York

During the late spring, summer and fall months, many homeowners and facility managers notice flies in their property, particularly houseflies. Regardless of how they got in, it’s important to exterminate them promptly in order to prevent an infestation. If you’re in need of fly control services for your Northern New Jersey home or New York City business, contact the fly exterminators at Horizon Pest Control right away.


What Are House Flies?

A common fly found in and around homes, the housefly is a prominent pest in the U.S. Besides being a nuisance, they also have the potential to carry diseases. Houseflies are dark gray in color and have an ovular shape, one pair of wings, compound red eyes, six legs and antennae. At most, adults measure a quarter of an inch long.

Housefly eggs look like small grains of rice. They’ll hatch into larvae, also known as maggots, prior to entering the pupal stage. Housefly development from egg to adult usually takes six to 12 days. And an adult will only live about 15 to 25 days. Despite this short lifespan, houseflies can reproduce in large numbers. This can lead to a large housefly population in little to no time.

What Attracts Houseflies?

For houseflies, the ideal air temperature is a toasty 83 degrees Fahrenheit. On colder days, they’re attracted to the warm air coming from inside homes and buildings. Houseflies will take advantage of structural issues, like ripped screens, to enter a building. Besides warm weather, flies are attracted to trash, ripened produce, animal carcasses, pet feces, soda and moisture, as these are some of their favorite meals.

What Dangers Do Houseflies Pose?

Unlike fleas, ticks and other pests, houseflies don’t bite. However, they can transfer more than 100 different pathogens, including:

  • Cholera
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid

As carriers of disease, houseflies can contaminate food surfaces with disease organisms. They also regurgitate and excrete whenever they rest.

Housefly Extermination Services

Our residential and commercial client services in Northern, Central New Jersey, The NJ Shore and Rockland County, NY and New York City can help eliminate your fly problem. Don’t delay. Call Horizon today at 1-888-612-2847.

Why Choose Horizon?

Reasons to Work with Horizon Pest Control
  • OUR GUARANTEE: If pests return, so will we – FOR FREE.
  • RECIPIENT OF ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD: Horizon has won this award every year since 2009 and maintains an A+ rating on
  • 98% SATISFACTION RATING: on average most of our clients have been with us for 10 years or more. Our oldest clients are families that have trusted us with their pest control and home services since 1970.
  • EFFECTIVE SERVICE: We provide the most comprehensive, reliable and courteous
    New Jersey pest control service you’ll find from any service company, with fast and effective response to your needs.