Not only are flies a nuisance to have in your home or workplace, but they are also potential carriers of a wide range of disease that can be detrimental to your health. If a small fly problem is left uncontrolled, it has the potential to turn into a serious infestation. Some fly species are able to mature from eggs to adults in just seven days.

Call Rentokil Pest Control on +258 840 549 348 or +258 21 084 736 or email us for advice on fly control, or to arrange a visit from your local pest control technician.

The dangers that flies pose to your home and business:

Why flies are a high risk pest to have in your home:

  • Flies are known to spread harmful illnesses such as dysentery, gastroenteritis, salmonella, E.Coli and parasitic worms
  • They move from decaying matter and contaminate food and other surfaces

Flies Control Why your business needs fly control:

Fly control is an important part of pest control for all businesses. Problems with a fly infestation can lead to an unhygienic and unhealthy environment for customers and employees. For food manufacturing businesses, fly control is a critical element of HACCP compliance. Fly infestations on your premises can lead to the following negative outcomes:

  • Damage to your business’ health and hygiene reputation: Fly control issues can seriously affect a business’s reputation, but also their audit performance. Flies contaminate food products as well as pose risks to your health and hygiene reputation. Some types of fly species bite people and animals, which are not only a major source of annoyance, but are a health concern.
  • Poor impression: A fly problem will create an impression of dirt and neglect.
  • Cost: Non-compliance with legislation can lead to fines and reduced income from fewer customers. For HACCP compliant businesses, the cost of failing an audit can be substantial.

How to spot signs of a fly infestation:

  • Clusters of flies, either alive or dead, and regular fly sightings, especially in areas where rubbish bins are stored. You can also check anywhere that water pools including in guttering, rainwater butts, tyres or old machinery.
  • Fly spots or droppings, produced when flies feed and defecate. These are often found in the upper reaches of a room, such as on light fittings and picture rails, as this is where flies settle at night.
  • Maggots, which are flies in their larval stage. They are commonly found in unwashed rubbish bins and refuse areas.

Fly species

Flies Species There are many different species of flies but the most common fly problems are caused by the house fly (Musca domestica). Adult house flies are 6-7mm in size. Female house flies lay 400-600 eggs in decaying matter or faeces which develop into maggot larvae. They have complex compound eyes with thousands of lenses allows them a wide field of vision. House flies can be found resting on walls, floors or ceilings. Outdoors they can be seen on plants, the ground, fences, compost heaps and rubbish bins.

Fact: On average, the adult housefly will live for around 30 days. They go through a complete four-stage life cycle that consists of egg, larva, pupa and adult stages.

Tips on how to get rid of flies:

Be careful to not to attract flies with food sources or provide areas for larvae to develop:

  • Always cover food; flies spread disease by landing on food before we eat it. Clear away food and liquid spillages immediately and also take care to clean food debris from under kitchen appliances.
  • Make sure all rubbish bins have tightly sealed lids.
  • Keep compost enclosed and covered.
  • Clean up after pets; faeces are the perfect breeding place for flies. This is an area of concern as flies may come into contact with faeces before landing on your food.

Prevent flies from being able to develop in still-standing water:

  • Ensure that your drains are kept clear and running: treat drains that seem to contain flies with bleach, and ensure gutters and water gullies are not blocked. Control your fly problem by covering water butts with a lid and not leaving water around (e.g. in watering cans).
  • Introduce goldfish into garden ponds to eat fly larvae.

Signs of Flies

Get rid of flies before they enter your home:

  • After dark, keep windows and doors closed or block out the light with curtains.
  • Control flies by fitting fly screens to windows, especially around kitchen and waste areas.

Fly control services offered to get rid of flies

A wide range of DIY fly control products are available to kill flies, such as fly sprays and insect repellent, but an established fly infestation may require professional pest control to assist in getting rid of flies on your property.

Rentokil offers fly treatments which include:

  • Baits
  • Dusting powders
  • Sprays
  • Fogs
  • Luminos electric fly killer units

Luminos Fly Killers

Luminos Fly Trap The Luminos Fly Killer range uses either a unique encapsulation technology or a glue board to capture and kill flies and flying insects quickly and efficiently. These units are suitable for a range of internal environments as well as a wide variety of industries with specific requirements for effective fly control, such as food manufacturing plants, restaurants and the hospitality industry.

Unlike conventional devices (such as the fly zapper, fly traps and other insect killers), Rentokil’s Luminos unit cleans up after itself and limits the spread of bacteria that can lead to harmful diseases and damage the public’s perception of your business.

 There’s no catch tray, no mess and your fly problem is history. The efficiency and design of each electronic fly killer unit allows customers to comply with all legal and health and safety requirements.

Wall Fly Trap Steps to take for Professional Fly Control

Rentokil offers fly control treatments, electric fly killer units and expert advice tailored to your specific requirements to effectively control fly infestations. Our fly control programme covers:

  • Call us now on +258 840 549 348 or +258 21 084 736 or email us to arrange a free fly control inspection.
  • Our pest control technicians will identify the type of fly species and design a program to get rid of flies in your home or business.
  • Identification of fly breeding sites and entry points. Our technicians offer appropriate housekeeping and insect proofing advice to break the breeding cycle and to prevent flies from gaining access to your premises.
  • Providing you with tailored treatments depending on your level of infestation, which includes methods such as spraying, fly bait stations, ultra-low volume fogging and Luminos fly control units specifically designed to meet your business’ requirements.
  • Regular inspections from qualified technicians to prevent any recurrence of a fly infestation and expert advice on how to get rid of flies on your premises.

Our fly control services provides the highest level of safety for your family and pets, and you staff and guests.

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