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How to get rid of Flies

How to Get Rid of Flies

Flies Control

A family of two-winged polluters that is, too often, tolerated within our homes.
Apart from the biting flies, all species feed by vomiting saliva on to the food surface, and sucking up the resulting liquid. In the course of doing so, the fly contaminates the food with bacteria from its gut and its feet. Thus, it may transmit food poisoning, dysentery, typhoid or cholera in countries where these occur.
The eggs of parasitic worms may also be carried by flies.

Why control flies

  • Contamination - Flies may transfer bacteria from waste or faeces, to clean areas or foodstuffs.
  • Nuisance - Flies may disperse frm their main breeding areas eg. on waste sites and enter domestic premises in numbers. This may distress residents.
  • Business Reputation - The presence of flies in food premises may result in lose of cstomers.
  • Legal Action - The presence of number of flies in premises may result in enforcement action by Environmental Health Officer.
  • Cluster Flies

    These are dark greyish flies about 8mm long with yellowish hairs on the back and with overlapping wings. In autumn they congregate in large numbers in upper rooms or roof spaces of houses to hibernate. A mass of cluster flies has a characteristic smell. They are sluggish in flight and are a nuisance in the house. The larvae of one species are parasitic upon certain earthworms, so this species is more common in rural areas.

    Bluebottle

    The Bluebottle is a large buzzing fly with shiny, metallic blue body, 6-12mm long.
    One Bluebottle can lay up to 600 eggs, which in warm weather will hatch in under 48 hours and produce maggots which can become fully developed in a week. These maggots burrow into meat or carrion as they feed on it, and then pupate, often in loose soil, for about ten days before emerging as adult flies from the brown pupal case.
    Bluebottles, like other flies, are often found around refuse tips, rotting animal matter, dirt and dustbins. They commute from filth to food, and carry bacteria on their legs, feet and bodies.

    Blow Fly

    Blow flies are so called because they were believed to “blow” their eggs, or larvae on to exposed meats. They all like sunlight and are attracted to meat or carrion, and all may be found around dustbins in hot summer weather.
    Their feeding habits (they vomit onto food to soften it up) and filthy feet, infect food, especially meat products, as they feed or seek egg-laying sites. Their Latin names indicate their habits; Calliphora vomitoria, Sarcophaga carnaria and Cyanomyia cadaverina are but three members of the group with a great capacity for transmitting the bacterial agents of food poisoning.

    Flies Control & treatment

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