They carry a wide range of diseases including food poisoning bacteria and are not always easy to see. With the ability to walk on any surface, they can be a nightmare; and as everyone knows, they get in easily but can’t find a way out.
Flies spread a variety of diseases and can transmit intestinal worms, as well as contaminating food, surfaces, tools, and other materials. Some flies also bite humans and animals, such as our pets.
With a fly infestation there are usually dead clusters of insects and droppings. There may also be maggots and larva which will become flies at a later stage.
The most effective way of treating a fly infestation is to locate the most popular place is, usually in pipes and light fittings. By placing products in these areas, we are able to prevent further infestation while eliminating the current one.
Some interesting facts:
- A fly beats its wings 200 times a second, 3 times faster than a hummingbird
- There are 120,000 species of flies, ranging in size from 1/20th of an inch to 3 inches
- House flies’ feet are 10 million times more sensitive to the taste of sugar than the human tongue