Happy Monday! As the weather warms up, you may start seeing these crane flies flying around outside, and maybe in your home if they manage to get in. They’re commonly known as mosquito hawks, because it’s widely thought that they eat mosquitos, although this isn’t true. These flies only live for about a week, only long enough to lay eggs. They’re an important food source for birds, lizards, and other insects.

In terms of pest control, they aren’t attracted to food in the home since adult crane flies don’t need to eat. The best way to keep them out is to turn lights off when not in use and make sure to seal doors and windows like you would for other insects. If you do have a crane fly follow you in from the outside, don’t worry. They don’t bite or sting and tend to settle in the corner of a room or window sill until they die.

We hope you learned something! We still recommend regular pest control sprays around the perimeter of the house. If you have a lot of smaller bugs around the home, it might attract predators like wasps.

If you’d like a free estimate for pest control coverage, give us a call at 318-697-7382 or send us a Message. Have a good one!