Common Pests: Flies
The common House Fly and the Bluebottle are both found throughout the world of which there are
over 100,000 species. Flies can bring a large variety of diseases into contact with humans. The
female fly will lay her eggs onto a food medium, usually rotting organic material or meat. The larvae
stage completes in about a week, followed by the pupa stage, and then after approximately 1-2 weeks
the adult flies will emerge and the cycle continues. Severe infestations can occur under the proper conditions
and can pose an enormous health risk if left unchecked. Killing adult flies may reduce the infestation
but the elimination of breeding areas is key.
House flies do not bite or sting, yet they can cause irritation and illness. A fly can carry up to
four million types of germs. They transmit germs on their sticky feet and through the digestive tract
from garbage or waste matter to whatever else they land on, even onto your food!. Flies are usually
attracted by odors, and can travel long distances searching for food.
Note: electronic fly devices are NOT recommended around food or living areas as they generate a very
fine, highly contaminated dust.
Everguard Exterminators will lease, sell and service electric fly devices and fly traps for the home,
restaurant or commercial business. We will provide you with expert advise on suitable mounting points,
using the latest UV (Ultraviolet) meters in addition to supplying, fitting and installing fly screens to
windows, doors and other openings. Our free inspection will also include recommend insecticide treatments,
if necessary, to control your fly infestation.