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Bottle Flies

What are bottle flies?

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Bottle flies are a large fly that can grow to be 1/8th to 5/8th of an inch in length.

They are metallic green or blue and create a loud buzzing sound as they move around.

Their antennae are feathery, and they are equipped with sponging mouthparts.

Their small worm-like larvae are yellowish to white.

Are bottle flies dangerous?

Yes, bottle flies are considered to be a dangerous pest. They breed in moist, organic materials including excrement and dead animals. They carry a lot of dangerous diseases and bacteria on their legs that they can spread throughout your home. A bottle fly infestation should be eliminated from your house as quickly as possible.

Why do I have a bottle fly problem?

Animal feces, garbage, and organic piles of vegetation can all attract bottle flies to your property. The flies will then find their way into your home as they are searching for feeding and breeding sites. Bottle flies commonly enter into your Middle Tennessee home through spaces found around windows and doors, cracks in exterior walls, and through holes found in screens.

How do I get rid of bottle flies?

In addition to eliminating the things on your property that may attract bottle flies; getting help from a pest control expert that has experience eliminating bottle flies is the most effective way to get rid of an infestation. At All-American Pest Control, we can help find and eliminate all bottle flies and other common household pests from your home through our year-round Perimeter Pest Control program or our Green Choice Pest Control program.


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Can I do it myself?

The best way to safely and completely get rid of bottle flies from your home and prevent a re-infestation is to get help from a professional bottle fly control expert. Do-it-yourself pesticides are often dangerous if not mixed or placed properly, are often ineffective, should never be used around food, and do nothing to help prevent a future re-infestation. If bottle flies have infested your home, contact the pest control experts All-American Pest Control today.

Why choose All-American Pest Control?

With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort, and patience it takes to solve any pest problem, including problems with bottle flies. By choosing All-American Pest Control, you can be sure that you will receive quality services, thorough treatments, and a commitment to solving your pest problem by our trained, experienced, and friendly experts.

How can I prevent problems with bottle flies in the future?

The following fly prevention tips can help to reduce problems with bottle flies in your home:

  • If you own pets, clean up their excrement from your yard on a daily basis.
  • Place compost piles a distance away from your home.
  • Make sure that you place garbage from your home into outdoor garbage cans that have locking lids.
  • The garbage cans should be stored up off the ground and away from the exterior of your home.
  • Caulk any gaps found around windows and doors. Make sure that screens are secure and intact.
  • Store food in your home in the refrigerator or in sealed containers.

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