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How To Get Rid Of House Flies

House Flies

Filth Flies

Small Flies

Nuisance and Biting Flies

House Fly Control

The First step in House fly control is exclusion and sanitation. After these measures, you can use insecticides that come in residual forms, aerosols, fogging materials, and baiting forms. Fly traps have long been a favorite. There are many forms of fly traps, from disposable fly traps to electronic fly light traps with replaceable light bulbs and glue boards.

 

Exclusion and Sanitation

  1. Sanitation is the first measure of defense, even though there are various traps and sprays that are used to kill flies, it is necessary to eliminate the source in order to eliminate them.
  2. Whenever possible, food and materials on which the flies can lay their eggs must be removed or destroyed, which will isolate the egg-laying adult. Killing adult flies will reduce infestation, but elimination of breeding areas is necessary for good House Fly control management.
  3. Garbage cans and dumpsters should have tight-fitting lids and be cleaned regularly.
  4. Proper drainage often aides control, by removing extra moisture.
  5. The openings of buildings should be tightly screened with mesh.

 

Fly Control Products - House Flies

Recommendations

Insecticide Residual Concentrates

House flies rest on sunny surfaces in the daytime, and have a tendency to come inside or under eaves at night. These areas where the flies are resting can be sprayed with residual or contact insecticides. The flies rest on the sprayed surface and pick up enough insecticide to kill them. When spraying the surfaces, it should be wet enough to the point of runoff, but not enough to form puddles.

 


 

Insecticide Dusts

You can also use a dust D-Fense Dust. Dust this into all cracks and crevices. The dust will flow into the void areas. Pay attention to the west and south walls and caulk any openings.

 

Pyrethrin Insecticide Aerosols

For immediate results, use pyrethrins in an aerosol form and space spray.

Pyrethrins work quickly but give no lasting residual.

These aerosols can be used as a quick kill insecticide, reducing populations of flying insects for short term results.

 

 

Fogging Insecticides and Professional Foggers

 

 

If you find that fogging inside a building is neccessary, we also carry fogging material and professional fogging equipment.

 

 

Fly Baits - Outside Use

 

Insecticide granule fly baits can be used to aid in house-fly control. These baits should be distributed along walls, window sills and other areas where flies congregate inside buildings. Also apply them in outside areas where flies congregate.

As with all fly control, sanitation is extremely critical when using a fly bait. Remove trash and other breeding sources so the Fly bait will be the only feeding source for the fly.

Make sure the baits are inaccessible to animals or children.

Insecticide Granule Baits
 
 
Fly Bait Stations - To Hold Fly Bait

Always place fly baits away from a building. The fly baits are designed to attract flies, luring them to the bait in order that they eat it. You don't want to share the same space with fly baits.

 

Fly Light Traps - Inside Use

 

These electronic fly light traps are very efficient and functional to be used inside only. They are very popular in restaurants and commercial buildings. We carry fly zappers, fly lights with glue pads.

genus spectra

The top recommendations for fly light traps are the Matrix II All Seasons Fly Traps.

The fly trap comes in two colors, white and black.

 
Fly Glue Traps

Catchmaster Gold Sticks Fly Glue Trap Paper Catchmaster Gold Sticks M 962 are long tubes with a sticky glue and fly pheromone attractant for capturing and killing house flies and other nuisance flies.

Fly Ribbon Catchers (ribbon length-about 2 feet)

All Fly Glue Paper Traps

Window Fly Traps

Window Fly Traps allow you to use a trap to stick on the window, without using an insecticide.

Outside Fly Traps

Catchmaster Disposable Fly Trap is an excellent trap for the outside, with a unique attractant lure included. It will trap house flies, blow flies and a broad range of other fly species. Place the Catchmaster disposable fly traps and the fly baits away from areas that you want to see flies, in that they have attractants that will draw the flies. You will want to place the outside Cathmaster Disposable Fly Trap disposable trap in sunny area on cooler days and shady areas on warmer days. Place the Catchmaster Fly Trap disposable fly traps and the fly baits away from areas that you want to see flies, in that they have attractants that will draw the flies.

All Outside Fly Traps

 

 

Inspecting For House Flies

Inside:
Trash cans, dirty diapers, rotten foods, etc are possible breeding areas for inspecting House Fly activity.

Outside-breeding sites: House Flies may be found feeding and breeding in fresh manure, rotting fruits and vegetables, garbage, damp garbage, and decaying organic materials that are located outside of the structure.

Most of the time, when you find house flies inside, it is because they are coming inside the structures. Check cracks around windows, doors and vents as possible entry points. It is crucial to find out where the breeding sources are located and how they are entering the buildings. Rural areas where farms are present may be more problematic for the higher number of breeding sites than areas in a urban setting. In residential areas, pet manure, which is not picked up regularly, can be a breeding source for house flies.

 

 

 

 

House Fly Identification

The common House fly is medium sized (1/6 to 1/4 inch long. The common house fly is a pest all over the world. The adult has the fourth wing vein sharply angled and four length-wise dark stripes on the top of the thorax. Its face has two velvety stripes which are silver above and gold below. The female fly has a much wider space between the eyes than the male. The house fly is often confused with the face fly which also infests structures. The face fly is similar in appearance, but a little larger and darker than the House Fly.

 

 

 

 

House Fly Biology & Habits


Each adult female begins laying eggs a few days after hatching, laying a total of five to six batches of 75 to 100 small white oval eggs. In warm weather these hatch in 12 to 24 hours into cream-colored larvae, which burrow into the food material on which they hatched. These larvae grow and pupate in 4 to 7 days in warm weather. The mature larva contracts until its skin forms a case about 1/4 inch long. Inside this case, the true pupa forms. When fully formed, the adult fly breaks open the end of the pupal case and emerges. It is ready to mate within in a few hours after merging. The hardened larval skin, which is left behind still exhibits most of the characteristics which are used in larval identification; thus determination can often be made on the basis of the skin alone.

During warm weather, two or more generations of House Flies may be completed in a month. Normally the population builds up and is greatest in early fall months. The method of over wintering is not well understood, but in some areas populations develop indoors throughout the winter.

House fly eggs are laid in almost any warm moist material which will furnish suitable food for the growing larvae. Animal manure, human excrement, garbage, decaying vegetable material and ground contaminated with such organic materials are suitable materials. Although they are attracted to a wide variety of food materials, house flies have mouthparts which enable them to ingest only liquid materials. Solid materials are liquefied by means of regurgitated saliva. This liquefied food is then drawn up by the mouthparts and passed onto the digestive tract.

During daylight hours, House Flies will rest on floors, walls and ceilings indoors. Outdoors they will rest on plants, on the ground, on fence wires, garbage cans and other similar surfaces. At night, they will rest principally on ceilings, electric wires and dangling light cords indoors.

In all situations, House Flies prefer corners and edges or thin objects such as wires and strings. Night resting places are usually near daytime sources of food and are usually 5 to 15 feet off the ground.

Bio Treatments For Sanitation

invade fly

bio cleaners


Residual Insecticides For House Fly Control

d-fense

insecticides


Fly Light Traps

fly light traps

fly lights


Foggers

bg fogger 2600

bg foggers


Fogging Materials

vector ban plus

fogging compounds


Fly Baits

fly baits

fly bait


Contact Aerosols

cb 80

fly aerosols


Fly Glue Traps

catchmaster gold stick

fly paper