Flies can carry and spread an array of diseases such as E.coli and Salmonella and are therefore a risk to public health. Flies can breed at a rapid rate so it is important that any problem is quickly addressed to avoid a serious fly infestation.
During the summer months the cluster flies are of little consequence however as the autumn sets in these flies seek shelter in the buildings (usually in roof spaces) to hibernate in “clusters” for winter.
House flies breed in rotting matter or animal faeces with a female fly capable of laying batches of 150 eggs at one time. They are known to spread many diseases and are a unwelcome guest is homes and business’s .
Blow Flies (Bluebottle)
Blow flies are found globally and are associated with human habitat. They breed in carcasses, meat, offal and meat products with one female capable of laying several batches of 180 eggs . They are know to spread many diseases and are a common pest to both homes and businesses.
Fruit flies feed on fermenting material such as rotting fruit, vegetable, sour milk and beer . They are a common pest in bars and restaurants. With a female fruit fly capable of laying 20 eggs per day numbers can increase rapidly.
How to Prevent Flies
- Cover up food
- Clean up any food debris and spilt drinks
- Pick up pet faeces immediately
- Keep windows and doors closed or fit with fly screens
- Remove any or cover standing water such as stagnant ponds, water butts and old tyres as this is where mosquitoes and other insects can breed