SWARMED BY FLIES
Flies are more than a serious nuisance, as they spread disease through their feeding and breeding habits. They walk over all manner of germ ridden surfaces, then over our food sources. They feed by vomiting acidic saliva onto food surfaces then suck up the resulting mush.
There are over 120,000 species of fly worldwide. Fortunately your home is only susceptible to a handful. Blow flies, House flies, Cluster flies, Fruit flies and Midges are our main culprits.
DEALING WITH FLIES
Unfortunately, house fly control is not always straight forward. Identifying the specific species is important as each have differing habits, life cycles and breeding sites. Locating and treating these sites is crucial for removing a fly infestation. Some species mature from egg to adult in as little as seven days, so catching the problem early is desirable to avoid it getting out of hand.
HOW TO IDENTIFY
Blue Bottles – Noisy annoying flies attracted by rotting food, bins and rubbish.
House fly – Like moist food and gather round manure heaps and food residue in our kitchens.
Cluster fly – Found in attics, cavity walls and heating pipes.
Fruit fly – Found around fermenting fruit and sugary foods.
Midges – Gather near water and can bite.