Finding the best solutions for fly control
Flies can spread disease, including E.coli, gastroenteritis and dysentery. They can transmit intestinal worms, as well as infect food preparation areas, and there is also the risk of actually being bitten by the likes of horse flies and sand flies. These tiny creatures are also just plain annoying so dealing with them is essential when the problem gets out of hand.
The signs that you have an issue are spotting clusters of flies, whether dead or alive, excessive droppings, particularly on light fittings and pipes, and maggots, which are fly larvae.
Chemicals can be used to eradicate a fly infestation but prevention is better than cure when it comes to dealing with these pests. There are some simple steps householders and business owners can take to prevent an infestation breaking out in the first place.
Remember, you’re always likely to have a single fly buzzing around the place but these measures are designed to stop that single fly being joined by hundreds of others.
First of all, look at the locations that attract flies; for example, flies are always drawn to uncovered food and overflowing rubbish bins. Keep all food covered, both indoors and out. In summer months, there is always the temptation to eat outside when the weather is good so make sure anything you’re intending to eat is wrapped up so you don’t run the risk of eating contaminated food.
When it comes to waste disposal, make sure all rubbish bags are tightly tied or sealed with no food debris on the exterior. That way you’ll reduce the chances of flies nesting and laying eggs around the waste – the eggs become maggots and eventually flies and so the whole problem begins again.
Businesses can invest in fly control equipment, such as electric fly killers, to reduce the number of flies on their premises. However, if your home or business is suffering from an infestation of flies, do seek professional advice from pest control experts. They will examine the problem and insect proof the areas at risk to stop a reoccurrence.
Controlling flies can be a simple but effective process to eradicate a particularly irritating problem and return your home or business to good order and hygiene.