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Fruit/Vinegar Flies

2018-08-03T17:53:53+00:00

A non-biting fly species, fruit/vinegar flies are commonly found near overripe or fermenting fruits and vegetables.  In addition, breads and other baked goods containing yeast are a common attractant for fruit flies.  The same goes for vinegar, beer, soda and fruit juices.  Larval stages are rarely seen and occur in decaying foods. Once larvae finish [...]

Fruit/Vinegar Flies2018-08-03T17:53:53+00:00

Picture-Winged Flies

2018-08-03T17:53:53+00:00

A family that contains several species, the only Picture-Winged fly found in Colorado is Ceroxys latiusculus.  Approximately the size of a house fly, these flies are typically found inside homes in early fall. Request a Quote Much like the Cluster fly, Picture-Winged flies enter structures seeking a place to over-winter; however, a majority of Picture-Winged [...]

Picture-Winged Flies2018-08-03T17:53:53+00:00

Cluster Flies – Over-Wintering Pests

2015-12-14T17:15:44+00:00

Although a majority of residents are adapted to the habit of swatting flies during the summer, many are baffled at the appearance of flies in the autumn and winter months within the home.  Common house flies are not typically active during this time, which leaves residents wondering where the flies are coming from.  Typically, these [...]

Cluster Flies – Over-Wintering Pests2015-12-14T17:15:44+00:00

Drain Flies

2015-12-14T17:15:19+00:00

Also commonly known as moth flies or filter flies, drain flies are a common household pest.  Small flies at only 1/6 to 1/5 of an inch long drain fly adults are covered in thick dark hairs and are typically dark gray to black in color.  They hold their single pair of wings high above their [...]

Drain Flies2015-12-14T17:15:19+00:00

Fungus Gnats

2015-12-14T17:15:00+00:00

Ever notice mosquito-sized gnats crawling across the soil surface of your plants or congregated in windows?  You may be experiencing a fungus gnat infestation.  Fungus gnats develop in the soil of houseplants and can become a nuisance in homes.  Worm-like larvae are translucent in color with exception of their head, which is black. Larvae are [...]

Fungus Gnats2015-12-14T17:15:00+00:00

Biting Flies – Black Flies, Stable Flies & Deer Flies

2018-08-03T17:53:53+00:00

While mosquitoes are likely the best known of the biting flies, there are numerous other species that bite as well.  Thankfully, in Colorado, mosquitoes are the only species known for transmitting human diseases.  There are however biting flies that can transmit animal diseases.  To humans, the often more important factor in fly bites is that [...]

Biting Flies – Black Flies, Stable Flies & Deer Flies2018-08-03T17:53:53+00:00

House Flies

2015-12-14T17:13:43+00:00

At 1/8-1/4 of an inch in length, house flies can be readily identified by the four lengthwise stripes on their thorax, directly behind their head.  Adults cannot bite as their mouth parts are adapted to be utilized in a sponging method which limits them to ingesting only liquid foods.  Solid foods are liquefied by regurgitating [...]

House Flies2015-12-14T17:13:43+00:00

Blow Flies

2015-12-14T17:13:21+00:00

Blow flies are an assorted group of flies that range in size from approximately 6 to 14 mm in length.  In general, this group has a metallic sheen to the bodies in varied colors depending on the species ranging from green to orange to copper.  Blow flies occur throughout the lower 48 states and many [...]

Blow Flies2015-12-14T17:13:21+00:00

Biting Midges

2015-01-26T20:14:51+00:00

Minute to tiny flies at only 1-3mm in length, biting midges can be a severe pest of humans, pets, livestock and wildlife.  Known by many common names including “no-see-ums”, “punkies” and “five-O’s”, depending on the region of the country you are visiting, biting midges can be extremely annoying.  Although they are not known to transmit [...]

Biting Midges2015-01-26T20:14:51+00:00