Flies Pest Control
The order of insects known as Dipera contains over 100,000 species worldwide!
The public impresion of these insects is that of disgust at their feeding and breeding habits, particularly those that come into close contact with us and our foodstuffs.
All flies have a complete metamorphosis life cycle and the breeding site is a very important part of dealing with a fly infestation.
Whilst there are a lot of flies in the UK, i will only deal with the most common species:-
Cluster flies (Pollenia rudis) these large flies actually spend most of the year outdoors feeding on pollen and nectar and only come in to conflict with us in the autumn when they congregate in vast numbers in our homes and offices. Due to the fact they breed outdoors we cannot control the breeding cycle so can only deal with them as they enter buildings. An easy way to identify cluster flies is the fact they suddenly appear late summer/early autumn and their wings are one on top of the other
Control for cluster flies can be by residual insecticide on fly alaighting surfaces, ULV (ultra low volume-similar to a fog but with less pesticide used & more efficient!) and in the right circumstance electronic fly killers placed in roof spaces.
Common House Fly and Lesser House Fly (Musca domestica & Fannia canicularis) These are very common worldwide often in association with human activity. Both species are known to transmit enteritic diseases, internal parasitic worms and are implicated in the spread of typhoid and cholera. These flies are not particularly attraced to UV electronic fly killers, although we have had great success with small discrete sticky board units in pubs and restaurants! We offer a regular service where we treat the "favoured fly alighting surfaces" with a colourless odourless insecticide. This works very well, however it does reapplication when there are a lot of flies. Fly screens are a great way to keep these pests out-see our fly screen pages!
Bluebottles and Greenbottle Flies (Calliphora vicina and Calliphora vomitoria) These flies have a long association with man and breed in carcasses, meat, offal and meat products! Electronic fly killers are particularly effective at controlling these flies as they are very attracted to UV light. Perhaps you have noticed them trying to get out of a window?
Friut flies (Drosophila spp) These small flies breed in rotting vegetable matter including spilt beer, wine fruit juices and vinegar. They are a potential transmitter of disease and can be a great nuisance, particularly in bars. Control can be as easy as removing the breeding sites by good housekeeping practice.
Call our surveyors Dan & Rob to see how we can help you 01242 517237