Flies are common insects; they can be found all over the world. Many species are important as vector diseases of man, other animals and plants. Flies develop by complete metamorphosis with four life stages: egg, larvae, pupae, and adult.
Adults and Larvae have different feeding habits and habitats. The pupae have little movement and activity. They feed on a variety of food material like fermenting or decaying organic matter. Pest Control Procedure for flies controlling flying insects is quite challenging as it is a combination of locating and controlling breeding sites and then controlling the adults present inside and outside the premises.
Types of Flies
Pest Control Procedure for Flies
- Garbage should be placed in plastic bags and kept in fly-proof containers until removal.
- Outdoor trash containers should have spring closing, push back lids to deny access for flies.
- Garbage containers should be placed as far from buildings’ entrances as possible.
- Dumpster and other trash containers should be cleaned and sanitized each time they are emptied
- All doors and windows must be screened and fly tight.
- Duct pipes to bathrooms and kitchens exhaust fans must be screened.
- Wattage or luminous area (reflectors) must be reduced in order to reduce light and heat; this will
make the bulb less attractive to insects
- Installation of air curtains on the doors of the main entrances.
- Use of Pest West Machines in sensitive areas and kitchens.
- Fly bags to be hanged.
- Insecticides are applied to resting and hiding places as residual sprays and insecticidal dust.
- Spot treatments of fly baits in areas where they tend to rest.
- Space treatment using ULV sprayers where needed indoor.
- Space treatment using thermal fogging machine in outside areas.
- Granular baits to be scattered in hard to reach areas
- Inspection for the breeding and infested areas.
- Checkup for the treated areas.
- Spraying of infested areas if necessary.
- Re-application of fly baits if necessary