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FLIES

House Fly Pest Control
As their name suggests, House Flies are commonly found around most homes and buildings at some time, but occasional sightings can escalate to an infestation in some cases. The House Fly will eat a variety of food, ranging from human and animal food, to carcasses, rubbish and excrement.

House Fly
When house flies are seen flying around it can be not only annoying, but also a significant risk in terms of transmitting diseases. Unfortunately, house fly control is not always straight forward, particularly as different types of flies should be dealt with in different ways.

When the place that the flies have been depositing their eggs has been identified the breeding site must be cleaned up thoroughly or removed. The elimination of the adult flies may then require fly bait, traps or the application of insecticide, but Shield Pest Control’s trained team will be able to advise on the best course of action.

Flies' facts
• Fly's lifetime is usually a 30-day cycle.
• Female fly will lay anywhere from 400-600 eggs.
• Each fly egg hatches into a small, grub-like, creature (larvae), which looks more like an inchworm than a fly.
• Larvae will grow to adult fly size within a few days.
• Flies have over 4,000 facets for sight in each eye.
• Flies are attracted by movement more than color.
• Flies have a smelling distance of over 750 yards.
• A fly's feeding range is usually limited to two miles.
• A single garbage can, if not emptied, can be the breeding ground for 30,000 flies.
• During warm weather, a fly can produce a family generation in less than two weeks.
• Play an important role in disease transmission such as holera, typhoid, salmonella and anthrax.

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