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Houston Mayfly


Mayflies are slender insects with two pairs of wings.

They vary in size and color depending upon species. Some are only 1mm in size; others develop to be 30 mm in length. Most mayflies have dark bodies with pale wings; they are aquatic insects.

Mayflies are also known as shad flies and lake flies. They’re attracted to light.

They become a true nuisance when they gather in doorways of homes and business at night in large numbers.

Adults have a short lifespan.

The males die after mating, and females die after laying their eggs. Mayfly eggs are usually laid in fresh, clean water. The immature insects (nymphs) feed on organic material, and when mature, leave the water to mate and lay eggs.

Making a building less attractive to mayflies is an important first step in controlling an infestation.

Change white porch light bulbs from white to yellow. Consider reducing the light that shines from windows to avoid attracting these nocturnal invaders.

To prevent mayflies from entering your home:

  • Inspect the outside of your establishment to find openings that might let them come in.
  • Make sure screens are repaired on windows.
  • Check that exterior doors shut tightly.

A vacuum with a HEPA filter can remove mayflies that get inside; a broom and dustpan are another alternative.

Mayflies are a popular Houston pest we get service calls for. Call us today at (281) 449-7404 and let Gulf Coast Exterminators help you with your Mayfly problem.

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