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Fly Control Melbourne

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 serious pest. They are a source of major annoyance in homes and a potential nightmare in a commercial food service 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.

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Call us to ensure you have adequate fly control in and around your home or business.

We’re an experienced and professional pest control provider to both the residential and commercial sector. We use industry best practice to identify, eliminate and prevent the problem from reoccurring.

Three Categories of flies:

  • House flies;
  • Blow flies;
  • fermentation flies.
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Flies are Melbourne’s most infamous pest.

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 fly breeding sites need to be identified and eliminated to ensure effective fly control. 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.

Flies are a carrier of dangerous pathogens that spread disease such as those that cause typhoid, dysentery, salmonella, E.coli, cholera and many more. 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 fly problem can lead to a major outbreak. An integrated pest management approach is the best way to reduce the chance of an 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, 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.

How to reduce fly infestations:

  • Ensure no flowering plants are located within the vicinity of a doorway as flying insects obtain their energy requirements from this source;
  • Maintain exterior cleanliness – outdoor furniture including tables and chairs must be regularly cleaned;
  • Floor surfaces must 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 that 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;
  • The installation of air curtains, strip curtains, door and window seals; &
  • Effective climate control through the use of an air conditioner.
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We can help

As a licensed pest control provider 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 flies 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.

To request a consultation simply contact 1300 665 573 or fill in the Contact Us form and a technician will respond as soon as practicable.

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