More than 100 pathogens are associated with the house fly including: Salmonella, Staphylococcus, E. coli and Shigella. These pathogens can cause disease in humans and animals, including: typhoid fever, cholera, bacillary dysentery, hepatitis, ophthalmia, polio, tuberculosis and infantile diarrhea. Sanitation is critical to controlling these pests, but accurate identification is essential for successful fly control.
Here are some other things you should know about flies and fly control:
Depending on the species, the life expectancy of a fly is eight days to two months, or in some cases, up to a year.
Flies plague every part of the world except the polar ice caps.
One pair of flies can produce more than 1 million offspring in as little as six to eight weeks.
As many as 33 million microorganisms may flourish in a single fly’s gut, while a half-billion more swarm over its body and legs.
Flies spread diseases readily because they move quickly from rotting, disease-laden garbage to exposed human foods and utensils.
Because they only have two wings, flies land often and therefore can deposit thousands of bacteria each time they land.
Flies contaminate or destroy Lakhs of rupees worth of agricultural products.
For every fly seen, there are an estimated 19 more hidden from view. This means humans don’t even see most of the flies present at an infestation.
Control of Flies
Flies can be treated with general household sprays, however it is the nearby hatching of fly larva that could well be the root of the problem.
A general pest treatment is a mostly standard treatment that is used by Herbal Pest Control when clients move into a new house, get a regular preventative service or have a particular pest problem that fall into this category. It consists of dusting the roof void, behind refrigerator motors, cracks and crevices in the kitchen and bathroom. A spray is applied to the skirting boards, sub floor fences, eaves, footpaths, and perimeters of the house and outbuildings. Any other pest harborage areas are also covered, using common sense.
Call Herbal Pest Control now on for professional and effective treatment of Flies & Maggots.