Flies are as synonymous with Australia as the backyard barbecue, a pair of thongs or the traditional meat pie at the footy. If you haven’t swatted away a fly then you just haven’t lived! This menace is one of the world’s most widely distributed insects and is a vector for disease, making it a major pest.
They are a major source of annoyance in homes and a potential nightmare in commercial foodservice or food storage environment. An effective fly control strategy is imperative to halt the potential spread of disease and to limit the nuisance they present to you as an individual, to you as a business operator and to your patrons.
We are an experienced and professional pest control provider to both the residential and commercial sectors and provide the best service for the fly control. We use industry-approved methods to identify, eliminate and prevent the problem from reoccurring.
In pest control, we divide these insects into three categories:
– fermentation flies
Collectively, they are referred to as ‘filth flies’ due to their attraction to feces and rotting biological material such as food and carcasses. These materials provide both a food source and a suitable breeding environment. Potential breeding sites need to be identified and eliminated. Items placed into bins should be placed inside a plastic bag and sealed before disposal. A tight-fitting bin lid is a necessity and bins should not be filled to the point of overflow.
They are a carrier of dangerous pathogens that spread diseases, such as those that cause typhoid, dysentery, salmonellosis, E.coli, cholera and many more. The disease is spread via contaminated food or by landing on us directly. A female is a prolific breeder, laying as many as 9000 eggs in a lifetime. Failure to control a problem can lead to a major outbreak. An integrated pest management approach is the best way to reduce the chance of infestation.
A code of practice for the management of pests in the food industry has been developed in Australia and is a valuable resource that should be followed. We will detail specific measures for this industry as it has the greatest implications. For any residential property owner, the adoption of these measures will reduce the likelihood of an infestation.
The major responsibility of a pest control company and food industry operation is to work together to reduce the attractiveness of a site to flying insects such as flies and mosquitoes. Common strategies to reduce attractiveness include:
– ensuring no flowering plants are located within the vicinity of a doorway as flying insects obtain their energy requirements from this source
– maintaining exterior cleanliness. Outdoor furniture, including tables and chairs, must be regularly cleaned. Floor surfaces must also be free of food refuse
– regular maintenance of exhaust outlets to ensure the adequate removal of food odour plumes that attract insects to the site
– vigilant waste management, which includes placing rubbish into sealed bags, removing liquid residues from drink containers and ensuring garbage bins can close securely (avoid overfilling)
– regular cleaning of external drains and sullage pits which provide adequate breeding conditions
Where necessary and appropriate, a number of other fly control options should be implemented, including the installation of window and door screens, limiting the time doors and windows remain open, air curtains, strip curtains, door and window seals and effective climate control through the use of an air conditioner.
As a licensed company proficient in pest control, we have developed many indoor and outdoor treatment options. A combination of both chemical and non-chemical methods will improve effectiveness. To reduce the number of outdoor flying insects we will identify and eliminate breeding sites, instigate a baiting program and conduct an insecticide treatment of all possible resting sites.
Once they have merged indoors there are other management tools we use, including light traps and timed-release auto sprayers. Once the problem is in hand, a thorough clean and regular maintenance is required to lift sanitation standards to prevent a recurrence.
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