Nuisance and Biting Flies
Flies have been a nuisance insect for thousands of years. They affect human welfare because they can transmit diseases. Flies such as the common house fly are classified as filth flies because they breed in rotten food, manure, and garbage. A fly can mature from egg to adult in as few as ten days. This quick maturity can cause a severe fly problem in a short period of time.
Getting rid of flies long term begins with proper sanitation and exclusion. To kill the existing fly population insecticides are used. The insecticides come in residual forms, aerosols, fogging materials, and baits. Fly Lights with distinctive UV spectrums are also popular for attracting flies and trapping them. Fly lights are most popular in commercial establishments because they work well. We also carry fly glue traps.
Sanitation & Fly Control
Sanitation is critical 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. Good drainage is also important, where possible.
- Keep garbage cans and dumpsters clean. Invade Bio Foam is an all natural probiotic that will eat organic debris left over in dumpsters. Soldier Fly larvae are commonly found around dumpsters and garbage cans. Keep tight lids on the garbage cans because Flies are attracted to odors. Keep garbage cans as far away from doors as possible to keep them from moving into the structure.
- Repair window screens and doors. Openings to buildings should be tightly screened with mesh screens. Where doors must be kept open for customers, trucks, etc., outfit the doors with air curtains. Air curtains can prevent fly entry if the velocity is 1,600 feet per minute or higher.
- Pick up pet waste in the yard. Flies love to breed and lay eggs on this material because of the moisture content.
- In home kitchens, restaurants and commercial kitchens, drain flies can become a problem. An excellent product to treat drains is Invade Bio Treatment Gel. This all natural product is made of microbes that actually eat the left over scum in the drains.
- Dead rodents and birds can increase a fly problem. Remove the carcasses, because flies lay eggs on decomposing rodents and fowl. The eggs become maggots (larvae) and the maggots become adult flies.
- Do not over water indoor potted plants. The soaked soil will provide a perfect breeding area for gnats. Keep the pots well drained.
- Keep outdoor areas cleaned. Remove any soiled bedding, decaying plant, and straw animal matter.
House Fly, Blow Fly and Bottle Fly, Soldier Fly, Flesh Fly
Filth flies such as the house fly are a nuisance pest, and are potentially harmful to humans and animals. The habits of filth flies favor the spread of bacteria and other disease-causing organisms. Filth can transfer dangerous organisms from garbage, manure and carrion to human food and food prep areas. Food poisoning and dysentery are diseases that flies spread.
Fruit Fly, Phorid Fly, Moth Fly, Sphaerocerid Fly, Fungus Gnats and Cheese Skippers
Many small flies are found in food prep areas and may carry disease causing organisms.
The six fly spiecies listed below, are the most common small flies.
Nuisance and Biting Flies
Cluster Fly, Face Fly, Stable Fly and Mosquitoes
Many common flies found around the home are a nuisance and or bite.
As with many flies, these flies breed on decaying organic matter and animal wastes. They may transmit bacteria and viruses to humans. Flies such as stable flies or horse flies (sometimes called "biting flies") feed on mammal blood and can give a painful bite.
Bio Treatments For Sanitation
Residual Insecticides For House Fly Control
Fly Light Traps
Fly Glue Traps