Soil Flies

Soil Flies: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Soil Flies are extremely small, â…› – 1/10 inches in length
  • They can infest homes with potted plants inside
  • They are often seen flying in groups
  • They do not bite, but feed through a sucking apparatus

Active Season

  • Soil Flies are most active during warmer/humid times of year
  • They breed in soil near plants or on plants

Interesting Facts

  • Soil Flies are very commonly mistaken for fruit flies
  • They feed on the mucous secretions of warm blooded animals which is why they commonly fly towards the human eye

Cause for Concern

  • Soil Flies are suspected to be the cause of conjunctivitis and other health issues
  • In severe infestations, their larvae can kill plants with their aggressive feeding and ability to transmit diseases
  • Due to how rapidly they reproduce, a home can quickly be infested with thousands of Soil Flies

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Please be prepared to show the technician all potted plants. For interior treatments, all people and pets need to be out of the home for 1 hour. The treatment can take 2-3 weeks to take care of infestation
  • Sanitation Tips: The large battle when dealing with any type of fly is removing their habitat. Residual treatments will not prevent reproduction but removing preferred conditions will. They are often found around trash cans, dumpsters, rotting corpses, and general filth. Until these issues are dealt with, the fly infestation can not be controlled.

Our Guarantee

  • Town & Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter. Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you “identify your pest.”

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