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Pest Control - Flies

Flies very filthy insects that carry bacteria and other harmful microorganisms onto our food, making them particularly dangerous to our health. They spread food-borne diseases such as typhoid, cholera, and dysentery. Flies are known for defecating on food and regurgitating food as they feed.

 

These insects are particularly attracted to decaying organic matter, and it is on this matter upon which they feed and where they breed.

Types of flies

 

HOUSE fLies

 

Known for carrying disease and over 100 different pathogenic organisms, these flies are not merely a nuisance, but a potential health hazard to humans.

 

House flies feed on a wide variety of food, from human food to faeces. Flies are only able to feed on liquid foods, but this is not much of a problem for them, as they have the ability to liquefy many solid foods. House flies have the habit of regurgitating food whenever they come to rest. This habit, along with a fly’s abundant body bristles and hairs and the sticky pads underneath each foot make houseflies the perfect carrier and transporter of disease.

 

Houseflies have been known to be the carriers of over 100 kinds of disease causing pathogens, transmitting them to humans via their contaminated external body parts, regurgitated food and faeces. The pathogens they carry around with them cause diseases such as:

 

• typhoid fever

• cholera

• diarrhoea

• dysentery

• tuberculosis

• anthrax

• ophthalmic

• polio

• salmonellosis parasitic worms.

 

BLOWFLY

 

The botfly is significantly larger than the housefly and is shiny with a metallic greenish-blue colour. These flies also go by the name “blue bottle” fly and are known for making a loud buzzing sound when flying. Their habitats include garbage dumps, and they tend to feed on faeces, decaying animals and human food.

 

FRUIT fLY

 

The fruit fly is a small fly with a brown-yellow colour. they are commonly active in the morning and evening and feed on decaying fruits, vegetables and garbage.

 

CONTROL of flies

 

  • The main way to control flies is to maintain proper sanitary habits.
  • Dispose of animal matter such a faeces and other matter such as garbage by placing it in a tied plastic bag.
  • If you fertilize your garden with manure, keep unused manure in sealed plastic bags at all times, and cover used manure with a layer of earth to prevent flies from using it for breeding purposes.
  •  Fit your windows and doors with fly screens.
  • Aerosol insecticides may be used to kill flies in the home, although it is not desirable to use these insecticides in the kitchen or in restaurants and other places that sell food items. It is advisable to rather use fly bait (food or syrup with insecticide mixed in) in such areas.
  • You can also make use of electric fly traps by placing them in the appropriate locations in food processing areas or restaurants. Larger electric fly traps can also be used outdoors.
  • Finally, the most basic and most effective way for controlling flies is to always clear your premises of any exposed food items and waste products that flies may feed on.

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