Pest Control Procedure for Flies

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

Types of Flies
Types of Flies

Pest Control Procedure for Flies

Sanitation Measures

  • 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 buildingsā€™ entrances as possible.
  • Dumpster and other trash containers should be cleaned and sanitized each time they are emptied

Proofing Measures

  • 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

Non-Chemical Control

  • Ā Installation of air curtains on the doors of the main entrances.
  • Use of Pest West Machines in sensitive areas and kitchens.

Chemical Control

  • 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

Follow up

  • 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