Big Flies in Home

Asked June 4, 2020, 12:24 PM EDT

We have a question from a resident asking what she can do about a fly issue in her home. Do you have a remedy to get rid of them?

Charlevoix County Michigan

1 Response


It would be very helpful to know what kind fly she is seeing in her house. Please ask her to collect 6 of them and send them to me.

To preserve and protect fragile specimens, it’s always best to submit insects in a small leak proof vial filled with rubbing alcohol or vinegar (the postal service prefers you send them in vinegar). Place the vial in a small zip-lock baggie, then in a small box or mailing tube and mail to

Plant and Pest Diagnostics
578 Wilson Rd.
East Lansing MI 48824-6469

Be sure to include a note with your contact information including your email address.

You can download one of our submittal forms here..

Here is our location:

Regards, Howard