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Face Flies

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Face Flies

a face fly found in topeka ks

What is a face fly?

Adult face flies are non-biting, measure about 1/2 inch in length, are dull gray and feed on the mucus and watery secretions found around the eyes, nostrils and mouths of cattle. Females lay their eggs in fresh cow manure. This fly has sponging mouthparts, which means it secretes saliva onto its food and sponges it back up again. (Not a pleasant fact but true!) This fact means face flies are capable of transporting disease organisms.

Why do I have them?

Adult face flies begin searching for suitable overwintering conditions in August or September. Some of the places they find are attics, wall voids and basements. If they find your home suitable they will over winter year after year. Once they are inside, they hibernate and then attempt to find ways out by following light in spring, when it warms up and hibernation ends.

Are they dangerous?

Face flies are predominately a nuisance pest.

How do you get rid of flies?

Flies may be difficult to control and that’s why our fly control service includes the necessary products and follow up visits for one fee. Our treatment methods consist of the following:

Initial Service - Detailed inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a targeted treatment of all areas where activity is present. Each Initial Service includes the application of seven exclusive Pest Guard steps, designed to rid your home of unwanted pests and keep them away.

Follow Up - Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual Integrated Pest Management program. All Schendel Premium Care customers enjoy the benefit of our PestZero Guarantee. If pests return in between visits, Schendel returns for free.

Can I do it myself?

Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, flies are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating. Beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online as many are not effective. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.

How soon can you get here?

Schendel is 100% committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

Is the treatment safe?

Schendel uses the least amount of material as possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.

How much does it cost?

We have standard pricing for all of our pest services, based on average size homes under 3500 square feet and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always make you aware of any price changes before we start your service. Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel.

What is the warranty?

Schendel offers customers an exclusive PestZero Warranty. We will target the source and eliminate your pest problem. If pests return, Schendel returns for free. Guaranteed.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose to continue service to keep pests out of their facility. You can also check our Pest Prevention Tips here.

Where does Schendel service?

Schendel Pest Services provides residential and commercial face fly control and extermination services for Topeka, KS, Kansas City, KS, Lawrence, KS, Wichita, KS, Kansas City, MO, Springfield, MO, Phoenix, AZ, and Norman, OK.

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"I wanted to thank you for the service David Summerly provided on May 28, 2009. I was very impressed by it. He asked questions, answered all of my questions and really concentrate on every corner on my home. I was very happy with him and his service.

Great customer service is very important to me and I appreciate your company and the service David provided. Way above and beyond my expectations and believe me, my expectations are very high.


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Kansas City, MO

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