When you first think about a fly buzzing around your home, you may dismiss it as an annoyance or you may pause to consider the dangers associated with flies. House flies do in fact spread disease, bacteria and create unsanitary conditions. But there are many different species of flies that can be found in home and cluster flies are one. They are characterized by their distinct stripes behind the head and golden hairs on the thorax. If you can’t tell which type of fly you are seeing by how it looks, you can probably tell by their behavior. Cluster flies are very slow moving and often appear confused compared to the quick movements of the common house fly.
It happens more frequently than we realize; we’re at a restaurant or cafe and a fly endlessly buzzes around our food. At your local [...]
If might be fascinating to watch tiny fleas doing amazing feats of strength, swinging on a trapeze, diving from a high place into a pool of water or being fired from a canon, but in your home, they are far from entertaining. Fleas leave itchy, irritating bites on you and your pets--bites that can mean loss of hair and sickness for your pet, and dangerous illnesses for you and your family.
You might wonder sometimes where all the flies keep coming from. They can be quite mysterious. In ancient times people believed that flies spontaneously generated out of dead or rotting meat. But the truth is simple enough for a child to understand. You see, when mommy and daddy fly love each other very much--um, you get the point.
It’s happened to us all before; we’re sitting inside a restaurant and a fly buzzes over our food. In your local pizza dive, you might expect this and it might seem normal. But should it be? Having flies buzzing around the food that you eat is not safe, whether you are in a commercial diner or in your own kitchen, these insects can pose dangers to your health.
In 2011 Wil-Kil Pest Control, a Menomonee Falls based pest control company, saw a 20 percent increase in flea jobs and already this year there’s been a 10 percent increase over last year. Many times when a customer complains of bites, Wil-Kil's pest control experts can't help but jump to the bed bug as the culprit considering its current epidemic status. However, we quickly forget about the pest that had affected the entire course of human history and caused more loss of life than almost all wars combined: the flea.