What do we cover in fly control
By fly, we mean houseflies here. Mosquitoes drain flies, fruit flies all require different control measures but largely when people say fly, they mean houseflies. In terms of health and hygiene, fly control is very critical and important. More than 100 pathogens associated with it making Fly Control so important as they may cause so many disease in humans and animals, including Typhoid, Cholera, Bacillary Dysentery, Tuberculosis, Anthrax Ophthalmia and Infantile Diarrhea, as well as Parasitic Worms. Pathogenic organisms are picked up by flies from garbage, sewage and other sources of filth, and then transferred on their mouthparts, through their vomitus, feces and contaminated external body parts to human and animal food.
Damages and risks in absence of effective Fly Control
- The most important damage related with this insect is the Annoyance and the Indirect Damage produced by the potential transmission of more than 100 pathogens associated with this fly.
- Flies commonly develop in large numbers in poultry manure under caged hens, and this is a serious problem requiring control.
- The flies are inactive at night, with ceilings, beams and overhead wires within buildings, trees, and shrubs, various kinds of outdoor wires, and grasses reported as overnight resting sites. In poultry ranches, the night time, outdoor aggregations of flies are found mainly in the branches, and shrubs, whereas almost all of the indoor populations generally aggregated in the ceiling area of poultry houses. For poultry houses, fly control is very critical to sustain the business and avoid losses.
- As mentioned, deadly diseases including Typhoid, Cholera, Bacillary Dysentery, Tuberculosis, Anthrax Ophthalmiaand Infantile Diarrhoea, as well as Parasitic Worms.
Preventive Steps We suggest for fly control
- House flies are monitored with Baited Traps or Sticky Ribbons.
- The more commonly used control measures for house flies are sanitation, use of traps, and insecticides, but in some instances integrated fly control has been implemented.
- Good sanitation is the basic step in any fly management program. Our food waste is a magnet to flies! The best way to keep flies out of our homes is to remove food from work surfaces as soon as able and to keep work surfaces clean. If food needs to be cooled it should be covered to avoid letting flies settle on it. Bins are a real problem, so make sure lids are on and bins kept clean. Food and materials on which the flies can lay eggs must be removed, destroyed as a breeding medium, or isolated from the egg-laying adult. Since the house fly can complete its life cycle in as little as seven days, removal of wet manure at least twice a week is necessary to break the breeding cycle. Wet straw should not be allowed to pile up in or near buildings. Since straw is one of the best fly breeding materials, it is not recommended as bedding. Spilled feed should not be allowed to accumulate but should be cleaned up two times a week. Ordinarily, fly control from 1 to 2 km around a municipality prevents house fly infestations.
- Killing adult flies may reduce the infestation, but the elimination of breeding areas are necessary for good management and effective fly control. Garbage cans and dumpsters should have tight-fitting lids and be cleaned regularly. Dry garbage and trash should be placed in plastic garbage bags and sealed up. All garbage receptacles should be located as far from building entrances as possible.
- For fly control at waste disposal sites, refuse should be deposited onto the same area as inorganic wastes to deteriorate the capacity of breeding resources, or the disposed of refuse should be covered with soil or other inorganic wastes (15 cm thickness) on every weekend.
- To control adult face flies within the home, locate the area where the flies are hibernating and then treat them directly. Begin searching for resting sites on the southern and western sides of the building because these walls receive the most sun and therefore are usually the warmest parts of the building. The flies are attracted to these warm areas when searching for protective wintertime harborage. Face flies seeking shelter will often enter cracks and crevices that lead to structural voids in a building, such as crawl spaces, attics, or false ceilings. These structural voids may need to be inspected if the presence of adult face flies persists throughout the winter.
- Flies can be vacuumed off the surfaces on which they are hibernating; in areas inaccessible to vacuuming, a residual insecticide such as a pyrethroid can be applied for effective fly control. For the application of residual insecticides, contact us. To prevent future infestations, cracks on the outside of the building structure that may serve as entry points for files should be sealed.
For most fly species, the best fly control is achieved by removing larval developmental sites. Because face flies develop in fresh, undisturbed cattle manure (intact manure pats), removal of larval developmental sites (i.e., removal of intact manure pats) may be very difficult and probably impractical in most circumstances. However, by increasing the density of cattle (generally accomplished by restricting their pasture area), the manure pats will be disturbed, allowing few flies to develop. Also, removal of cattle from nearby fields or pastures may help to reduce the problem.
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- Our first step is identification. The different types of flies may look similar, but they require different control methods. Our trained technicians do the exact identification.
- Then they identify the places where the flies have been depositing their eggs so that the breeding sites are cleaned up or removed. In addition to that they will also point out any structural issues which the flies use to get inside the premises.
- To eliminate the adult flies depending on the situation, we use fly bait, traps or an insecticide application.