flying insect pests

Flying Insects

Flying pests can enter your home without you ever noticing them, but as time goes on, they slowly accumulate and turn your house into their home. They can quickly spread and adapt very easily with their environment, especially when living with Humans. These flying insect might play an integral part in nature, but they are considered as pests when they live among you and your family in your home. These pests can bring with them deadly diseases, so quickly dealing with them is very important.

Types Of Flying Pests

  • Mosquito

    Mosquitos are most common in tropical areas because they thrive in warm climates. Temperature plays a vital role throughout the mosquito’s life cycle. A mosquito can take up to 40 days to develop from egg to an adult, which, depending on the temperature, lives up to two weeks. It’s known that mosquitos feed on their host’s blood, but it’s only the females that feed on blood. Male mosquitos usually feed on nectar and other sources of sugar. Mosquitoes are considered as a vector for disease because they transfer diseases, like malaria and dengue fever, from one host to another.

  • Fly

    Flies are very widespread around the world, because they can easily adapt to their surroundings. The average house fly, from maggot to adult stage, lives up to 2 – 4 weeks, and can lay about 500 eggs in a lifetime. They lay their eggs in batches of 100’s on decaying matter like rotting food. Flies feed on liquid substances beside solid substances that have been softened by other liquids like saliva, and take in large amounts of food. Flies are also known carriers of parasitic worms and deadly diseases like typhoid and cholera.

Signs of infestation

  • Mosquito
    • Mosquito larvae in stagnant water inside your home
    • Mosquitos swarms are visible
    • Bite marks when resting in your room or other parts of your house
  • Fly
    • White maggots can be found where you dispose your garbage
    • Flies are visible around your house