Pest Control News

Monday, 29 April 2019

House Flies

House Flies
Flies tend to be a pest most of the year, but as Spring arrives it is likely that you will see more and more of them beginning to emerge. They tend to be most active during the daytime and they can be found all over the house, mainly on walls, ceilings and floors. 
They are attracted to food. Simple as that. They do not usually tend to fly far from the location where they were born. They are especially attracted to animal waste, garbage and human food. Especially as the weather warms up, the smell emitted from these sources can worsen, which is great news for flies! House flies do not have teeth so they can only consume food as liquids. Their preference is of course food sources that are already in the liquid form, however they are able to consume solid foods by breaking them down through regurgitation. 
Due to the type of food sources house flies eat, they are considered a dangerous pest. They carry a vast number of diseases and readily transfer these onto anything they touch or feed on. 
So what should you be looking out for? House flies tend to be dark gray in colour, have black stripes and are oval in shape. They have six legs and antennae. If you get close enough, you will see that they are slightly hairy and have one pair of wings. They also have large red eyes.
House flies tend to have a short life span, usually 15-25 days but this does not mean that they cannot reproduce quickly. The female house fly can lay up to 100 eggs at one given time, and she can do so at least 5 times in her life. 
If you think you may have a house fly infestation, then please do get in touch with us, we can most certainly help you to be fly free!