House Fly Control Services
Flies can be a nuisance when buzzing around your premise, particularly if in large numbers. However, some species of fly also pose health risks to humans. House flies transmit a wide range of diseases including salmonella, dysentery, tuberculosis, cholera and parasitic worms. In India, there is a high risk of disease transmission through flies. During emergency situations, when hygiene conditions are less than optimal, flies often are the main reason for cholera and dysentery epidemics. But even under normal conditions, children and elderly are at a greater risk of conducting more common diseases such as salmonella food poisoning from fly contaminated food.
Flies spread diseases because of their breeding and feeding habits. Bacteria from where the fly usually feed on would get stuck on their mouth parts and footpads eventually spreading onto places they land on. Imagine if it’s exposed food that you are about to eat.
However, there are simple ways you can identify signs of a fly infestation and take simple precautions because it has the potential to turn into a serious infestation if left uncontrolled.
Dekriminator’s fly control treatments
Using a professional fly control service is the most effective way to control flies from your business. Dekriminator’s expert will follow the ERDM approach to ensure your long-term protection:
Exclusion – Proofing of doors, windows, roof vents, etc. to prevent flies entering the premises.
Restriction – General good housekeeping practices to remove possible fly breeding sites.
Destruction – Use of the correct fly control treatment for your individual circumstances.
Monitoring – Inspection during regular visits.
Once a survey of your premises is complete, Dekriminator experts will recommend a fly control treatment programme specially for your needs. It may include one, or a combination, of the following:
How to Keep Flies Away
Flies can be a nuisance pest for homes and businesses.
A fly infestation could pose a serious health risk as flies are known to spread a range of diseases, like Salmonella and E.coli.
Fly prevention units are critical to help prevent flies in areas where food is readily available. This will help to keep you and your family or your customers safe from harm.
How To Prevent Flies
If you want to prevent flies, there are some practical steps you can take to deter them. Some of these methods are totally cost-free and only require your time to action.
Recommended steps involve making changes indoors and outdoors to cover all potential hot spots and ensure effective fly control.
Fly Prevention Tips
Deny flies access – after dark, keep windows and doors closed or block out the light with curtains.
Fly screens – fit fly screens to windows especially around kitchen and waste areas.
Cover food – flies spread diseases by landing on food before we eat it.
Clear away – clear food debris and liquid spillages immediately from under kitchen units and appliances.
Dustbins – ensure all dustbins have tightly sealed lids.
Pets – clean up after pets. Not only are faeces a perfect breeding place for flies, they may land there before landing on your food.
Clear up dead flies – they provide a tasty snack for other pests such as carpet beetles.
Water butts – cover these with well fitted lids.
Standing water – do not leave standing water (in watering cans for example) as this offers mosquitoes opportunity to breed.
Ponds – if you have a garden pond, introduce goldfish as they will eat fly larvae.
Facts about house flies
- Common house flies are attracted to decaying organic waste such as faeces and rotting meat, whereas fruit flies will look for sugary substances and feed more commonly on overripe fruit, spilled soft drinks and alcohol.
- House flies defecate a lot. They aren’t too bothered about where they do it either. As house flies like to live off a liquid diet. Because of this, their digestive system can move quite quickly, which means they defecate, quite a lot as well. it is speculated that house flies defecate every time they land, even if it’s on their next meal!
- They can spread a range of diseases. Due to their feeding and breeding habits (more on that later) house flies come into contact with a range of harmful bacteria such as Salmonella and E.coli. Because of this, house flies will often aid the spread of these bacteria passing them onto us by contaminating things, such as food and cooking utensils.
- They are active during the day and rest at night. Step up your fly control regime during the daytime.
- House flies are attracted to garbage. Always remember to discard and dispose waste diligently.
- Efficient reproduction quality. They lay a range of 75 to 100 eggs and hatch within 12 to 24 hours.
- House flies have quite a long lifespan ranging from between 30 and 60 days.
- House flies are able to fly at an average speed of 8 km per hour. They enter your premise through gaps and holes. It is important to ensure doors are kept closed, and proofing is done to prevent entry.
- They only feed on liquids but could turn solid food into liquid by spitting or vomiting on it. It is important to avoid food consumption that is left in the open to prevent food contamination.
- Flies have compound eyes which made them sensitive to changing light patterns. Installing a fly trap in the form of Insect Light Trap that utilizes the UV light to attract and trap flies are considered very helpful to control its population.
- House flies are not the neatest insects. They can breed on trash cans, human excrement, dung, or decaying matters. Always ensure cans’ lids are kept closed with housekeeping and quality sanitation in place to avoid flies breeding.
- Besides strategically placing Insect Light Traps for effective house fly control, value added services such as trending analysis, awareness and education on flies facts and regular site inspection and monitoring will be delivered for your business.
You will need Dekriminator’s professional advice and targeted treatment for large or reoccurring infestations.
Signs of Fly Infestations
Small dark clusters of spots (the size of a pinhead) – look at ceilings and other overhead structures and wall surfaces. Check areas that are difficult to clean thoroughly such as drainage channels and drains where waste may be accumulating. Gully traps and areas around sinks and below damaged floor tiling should also be monitored.
Regular sighting of flies – large numbers of flies buzzing around garbage dump areas and the base of wheelie bins or other waste containers may indicate a more serious problem. Check anywhere that water pools including in guttering, tyres or old machinery. Waterlogged pot plants may also attract flies.
Maggots – these are flies in their larval stage and could indicate a potential breeding site on your property. You may discover maggots in waste areas and deteriorating food.
Service details :
Duration : 30-45 mins
Turnaround Time : 2–3 hrs – depends on the area size