Buzzing around you and landing on your food. Clustered in a corner, staring you down and waiting for your next move. Flies and wasps are bothersome, but like all flying insects, they have their pros and cons. Those who are plagued with them would most definitely put more weight in the conns list, but they do have their place in our environment. The real issue here is boundaries and how we might draw the line between our living space and theirs.
Flies are primarily a source issue. A thorough inspection of the home and its surroundings can help identify what and where the fly problem is coming from.
Most common flies found in and around homes:
When it comes to fly control and or elimination, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) really comes into play. According to the EPA website, “IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment.”
Species and source Identification will get you on the road to minimizing or eliminating your pest problem.
Sanitation is key
When it comes to these flying invaders, they are definitely a nuisance because they are known to attack if felt threatened. Like all insects, wasps have a lot of subspecies, however most pest professionals would agree that the best control method is to eliminate wasps as they are grouped on their nest.
The following list are the most common around a home.
Sources: https://www.cdc.gov and https://texasinsects.tamu.edu