Houseflies are very similar in preference to Red Eyed Fruit flies preferring early to no decomposition on food sources. They are found around windows, sinks, doors and in some cases can be found in light fixtures with Cluster Fly specimen. Found indoors and outdoors these flies are not terribly picky and can be seen with Blow Flies consuming the same food source should a more encouraging option not be available. Treatments for this pest require applications to exterior and interior windows and doors. Some heavy activity will require fogging to attic areas and a treatment at exterior refuse and compost areas will effectively discourage this intruder as well.
No one likes fruit flies. Everyone wants them gone. Experienced technicians would go on for days about flying insect issues that are out of control due to lacking sanitation in an acct. Sanitation in all cases is the source of this fly. However, distinguishing what type of fly your dealing with is critical in control measures. Red Eyed Fruit flies are easily identified by large red eyes which are immediately visible. Preferring low levels of decomposition you will see these flies nearer to fresh product or very recent refuse. Black Eyed Fruit flies prefer significant decomposition and can be found around dish-pits, grease traps and drains where refuse is deposited during cleaning. Treatment for Red Eyed Fruit flies can usually be achieved with treatments above refuse, and below sinks. However, treatment for Black Eyed Fruit flies requires in depth treatment.
Many Pest Control Technicians have cringed at the notion of a Pharaoh Ant treatment in a single unit of a multiple unit high rise. Pharaoh Ants infest. Pharaoh Ants are TINY! But large colonies support a network that can stretch through an entire house, high rise, office, business, RV’s and in some cases storage units. Looking for evidence around wall socket plates, countertops, sinks, and cupboards can often provide evidence of an infestation. Once identified Pharaoh Ants are not hard to track. Pharaoh Ants march in a line going in either direction and can usually be followed back to a crack or void. However, this is often just the tip of the ice berg. A complete program of baiting wall sockets, wall voids and placement of mobile bait units should be followed up on at least one occasion (In all affected and all surrounding units). Once control is reached a final liquid application can be applied to prevent another outbreak. Pharaoh Ants cannot take baits available at retail stores. In all cases a professional is required to mix and apply baits appropriate for Pharaoh Ant elimination.