Flies

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FLIES SPREAD DISEASE AS THEY MOVE FROM DECAYING MATTER TO FOOD AND OTHER SURFACES.



Flies belong to the order Diptera (meaning “two-winged”) and are on of the largest and most diverse in the class insecta. There are many species of flies, but most of these flies are rarely encountered by man and are little concern.

Although there are several thousand species of flies, a rather small group, referred to as domestic flies, has evolved to live in close association with man. These include the house fly, little house fly, green, blue, and black blow flies, stable fly, vinegar/fruit fly, false stable flies and flesh flies.

Flies can spread diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis and E.Coli as they move from decaying matter to food and other surfaces. Flies cannot eat – they suck up and vomit onto the food to liquefy the food.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF INFESTATION?



Clusters of flies hovering around food areas normally strong smelling areas, dead or alive.

Droppings from flies or spots where they defecate to soften the food that they are feeding on, or on food where the flies have laid eggs.

You might find maggots which are flies in the larval stage, they will be areas where there is food normally in rubbish bins.

WHY FLIES ARE HEALTH AND NUISANCE PESTS



Because they carry diseases from other areas where they feed, normally from feces or rubbish bins.

They defecate on the foods that they consume.

They also lay eggs on food.

HOW CAN FLIES HARM YOUR BUSINESS?



They will damage the image of your business if you have flies hovering around your food, customers will not come back if they find flies around their food or the products you are selling.

They can damage your stock if they defecate on or lay eggs in it.

CONTROL METHODS



We have baiting options which is a food with chemical inside which is sprayed in areas where flies are congregating.

We can use residual spray treatments.

Install UV light traps, mostly in places that need to be HACCP compliant.

We can also do fogging treatments in places with high infestations.