House flies can be a real nuisance when they are flying around. But they can also transmit diseases, so it is important to get rid of them. House fly control is not always as easy as it sounds. They prefer corners and edges or thin objects to rest on. Indoors, they rest on floors, walls and ceilings during the day. Outdoors, they will rest on plants, the ground, fence wires, garbage cans, etc. Night resting places are usually near sources of food and 5 to 15 feet off the ground. Cerobite Pest - Solution provides a integrated Pest Control service for Flies by spray and baiting treatments.
Major species of flies
House fly - These pests can spread microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses to the surfaces on which they land. They also can regurgitate during the feeding process, which enables them to transmit disease organisms to their landing surface.
Drain / Sewer Fly - Sometimes called moth flies because of their appearance, drain flies are covered with long hairs and breed in and feed on decaying organic material. They are also known as filter and sewage flies, since they commonly breed in raw sewage under slabs where undetected broken pipes may be located. Like mosquitoes, drain flies need standing water to breed.
Fruit Fly - Averaging 1/8-inch long, these small flies prefer to lay their eggs near fruits and vegetables, in addition to other decaying organic material. Fruit flies abound near fermented materials in trash cans and floor drains. Several species of fruit flies can be a problem: the black-eyed fruit fly (Drosophila replete) can often be a problem year-round.
Fly Control Measures
Sanitation: Sanitation plays a critical role in a good fly management program. The goal in sanitation is to remove or prevent any medium where fly larvae will develop. It's also important to remove things that are attractive to adult flies such as garbage and animal waste. Moisture is a critical factor in any fly breeding material. For Drain fly clean the drain net thoroughly.
Exclusion: Flies found inside a building have entered from the outside in almost all cases. Therefore, barriers preventing access to the building are the first line of defense. Cracks around windows and doors where flies may enter should be sealed. Well-fitted screens will also limit their access to buildings. The best means of controlling flies is through ultraviolet light traps.
Chemical Control: While the use of pesticides is usually not the best means of managing filth fly problems, sometimes chemical control can be a valuable component of an integrated fly management program. Resistance can happen rapidly and to a high degree. Therefore if insecticides are a part of your fly management program it is important to rotate the products used. Chemical treatments should only be applied as a last resort by a licensed, trained pest management professional.
- Baits – Baits are materials that contain an attractant and active ingredient that will kill flies that consume and/or touch it. Frequent replacements may be needed as some baits typically have a short residual period. Baits are not effective against all species of flies. House flies are most impacted by baits.
- Residual Treatments – Residual liquid chemicals may be used to help eliminate and prevent fly populations around the exterior of a building. Residual treatments should only be used where the likelihood of food contamination, contamination of food surfaces or exposing building occupants is not a problem.
The common housefly has no mouth. Instead, it has an eating tube through which it vomits a drop of fluid from its stomach and deposits it on its intended meal. This fluid is then sucked up along with the nutrients it has dissolved, leaving behind untold numbers of germs.
The common housefly is a perfect host for many types of bacteria… proven carriers of such germs as gangrene, Typhoid, leprosy, tuberculosis, amoebic dysentery.