Flies in Offices

Fly Control in Office Buildings

Flies: More Than Just an Irritant

Flies may be small, but they pack a big punch — more than 100 pathogens have been linked to flies including Salmonella, Staphylococcus and E. coli. The most common flies seen around office buildings are house flies, blow flies, drain flies, gnats and fruit flies. And offices are particularly vulnerable to infestations of these pests, since they contain a ready supply of food, water and ideal temperatures. Plus, when tenants forget to clean the kitchen or the bathroom, those odors can be a major attractant for flies.

Small Fly, Big Problem

The lifespan of a fly is short, but that does not mean your problem is temporary. The female housefly can produce up to 1,000 eggs in her lifetime. These larvae develop into adults in about 7-10 days, and if the proper conditions exist, a population explosion can occur. With this in mind, it is easy to understand how quickly a single infestation can erupt into a much bigger issue.

How to Get Rid of Flies at Your Office

If you have a fly crisis, the first step is to get help. An Orkin technician can help identify the type of fly causing your problem and why it’s attracted to your property. Once this assessment is completed, we can implement a customized plan to help tackle the problem. Then, your Orkin technician will monitor your property to ensure our techniques are working.

Here are some proactive practices you can start putting in place now to help prevent future issues:

  • Keep garbage areas as clean as possible and prevent food from rotting in the open
  • Clean up spills
  • Make sure dumpsters are emptied regularly
  • Install screens on vents, doors and windows

Chasing Flies is Hard Work

Keeping a property clean helps in the fight against pests, but if you suffer an infestation, you are going to need professional help. A comprehensive inspection by a pest management professional will help you identify the causes of the problem and the appropriate course of action.

For example, insect light traps may be utilized to discreetly trap flies and monitor pest activity. Orkin is committed to using the most effective and environmentally conscious products available.

Orkin can Help

As a property manager, your relationship with tenants is based on value, service and responsiveness. These are the same exemplary qualities Orkin offers property managers. For more than 100 years, Orkin has been studying pests and finding ways to beat them. So you can trust that your Office Precision Protection™ program will be designed to help meet your needs.

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