Pest Control Services Flies

Fly Control

Hawk Environmental specialise in the control of flies. Contact Hawk and we can provide a free fly control quotation and advise on the best way to deter flies from your property in the future.

Fly Facts

A female fly becomes sexually mature one to two days after emergence. Eggs are laid a few days after copulation. The adult flies live 1 – 3 months depending on temperature; during her lifetime the female fly will produce 400 – 750 eggs. Eggs are laid in moist, fermenting or putrefying material such as excrement, rotting vegetable matter; especially that with a high protein content. The adult fly may travel up to 5 miles in search of suitable development sites. It is attracted by odours. The food requirements of adult flies are mainly for carbohydrates which are taken in liquid form having been dissolved by regurgitated digestive juices. In common with other insects, development times are influenced by temperature, relative humidity, moisture content, quantity and quality of food.

Preventing Flies

Good hygiene is essential. So as to limit breeding sites and food sources. Refuse should be stored in well sealed containers. Refuse tips should be covered with earth to a depth of at least 9 inches and then compacted. Fly screens and other proofing methods should be utilized. UV light stalls should be installed where appropriate. Fly traps with a bait attractant may prove useful in dealing with localised problems. Residual insecticides applied as surface treatments, dusts, lacquers and vapour strips may all have their uses depending on the extent and the site of the infestation. The programme of fly control should be based on a combination of bait products and space sprays. However, if the development of resistance of insecticides in fly populations is to be avoided then bait products containing the same active ingredient should not be employed continuously in a unit. It is recommended that prior to a unit being stocked, baiting be carried out using an approved pain-on bait or granular bait. Suspended cardboard ‘bait stations’ may be used in the pit to get increased cover and more efficient baiting. The timing of subsequent baitings may be determined by larval or adult monitoring. When a second treatment is required the alternative product should be selected. An alternative, or supplementary treatment to baiting is the use of space sprays. A ULV treatment is likely to give the most effective result. This should be used in both the pits and cage areas.

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