Important Factors in Fly Control

House Fly

Use sodium vapor light bulbs not mercury vapor. Have the lights on the ground pointing at the building not on the building pointing at the ground If the lights are on the building do not have them directly above the door. Have them off to the side of the door. The further away from the … Read more

Not All Traps Are Created Equal

Catchmaster Insect Monitors

Trap selection is an important component of any trapping and monitoring program within an integrated pest management program. Improper selection of a trap style can lead to misrepresentation of a true pest numbers in an area. This is due to the fact that pests may: Not be able to enter a trap to be captured … Read more

How To Use The Cluster Buster

cluster buster

The cluster buster is a fast-acting, long-lasting trap that uses the fly’s natural behavior and an eco-friendly powder made from egg shells to quickly capture these annoying flies. Place one trap in the lower corner of each window where you see flies. As the cluster fly buzzes around the interior of the window, the flies … Read more

Insect Light Traps – Do’s and Don’ts

Flyweb ILT

Flies that generally invade from outdoors – house flies and blow flies – respond strongly to light, but those that breed inside – moth flies and phorid flies – will not be very attracted to Insect Light Traps. Placement of an insect light trap will not have great benefit for infestations involving these small flies. … Read more

Test Your Knowledge: Fruit Flies Quiz

Fruit Fly

We created this fun quiz so that you can test your knowledge on Fruit Flies! Take the “Fruit Flies Quiz” below and compare your answers to the answer key at the bottom of this post. Good luck! Fruit flies have _______ eyes. Black Brown Red Green Fruit flies are what colour? Yellow/Black Yellow/Gray Yellow/Brown Yellow/Red Fruit … Read more

Test Your Knowledge: Flies True or False

House Fly

We created this fun quiz so that you can test your knowledge on FLIES! Take the “Flies True or False Quiz” below and compare your answers to the answer key at the bottom of this post. Good luck! Filth flies” get their name from their habits of frequently landing on, walking around on, and feeding … Read more

Don’t Let Pests Move in With You

Family with moving box

Moving into a new home is exciting! Whether it’s a newly built structure or a previously standing home, having a fresh space is always an exciting new start- as long as it stays fresh and pest free. Unfortunately, your new home could look appealing to various insects and field rodents as well. Here are some … Read more

Ask The Expert: Fruit Flies

Fruit Fly

These small (1/8th inch or 3mm) mainly red eyed, golden brown to dull brown insects are usually found in the spring and over the summer months buzzing around any fruit or vegetables in your home. Most likely, you have brought them home with your fruits and vegetables purchased at a grocery store. The eggs, larva … Read more

Do You Want Flies With That

Bobs Burgers - Poulins

People often wonder about the importance of a pest control program for their facility. The pest control industry is often overlooked and, in many instances, looked down upon. Some people feel they do not need a pest control program and others believe that pest control is “just checking metal boxes”. The article below will, understandably, … Read more

The Nuisance of Cluster Flies

Cluster Fly

It’s September and the evening temperatures are falling. It’s the perfect condition for Cluster Flies to start moving into your home, shed, attic, garage or business. Cluster Flies are often mistaken for house flies. However, Cluster Flies are larger, darker and move more slowly. Like many other pests, Cluster Flies overwinter in warm locations. Also … Read more