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Information about flies

Don't let them land on your food
House flies are not the neatest of insects. They visit such places as dumps, sewers, and garbage heaps. They feed on fecal matter, discharges from wounds and sores, sputum, and all sorts of moist decaying matter such as spoiled fish, eggs and meat.

During the months between October and March is prime time for everybody's pet hate which is of is of course flies. These pesky insects are very mobile and they breed prolifically. When you understand their interchange between rotting food, excrement and waste products to your food and utensils it is easy to see why we need appropriate control.

There are three main species of flies that are considered to be the most problematic. As Flies have a complete life cycle they can mate while flying. Their eggs are laid into suitable surfaces and / or close to food source. Fly larvae complete their development pupating on surfaces, soil, organic matter, water, plant tissue or animal tissue. They carry a wide range of diseases including Salmonella, Cholera, Dysentery and Hepatitis. It is important to keep bin areas sanitized, tidy up dog and cat excrement and install fly screens around your home.

House Fly
house Fly

Characteristics:
The House Fly are 5 to 8 mm in length and have sponge like sucking mouth parts. The adult female after breeding can laid batches of up to 100 eggs. Maggots hatch within 1 to 2 days. The maggot crawl to a dry location to pupate. The adult life cycle is 2 to 4 weeks.

Habits:
House flies are they most prolific and annoying of the many species. They congregate around food storage and preparation areas. Flies are more active during daylight time.

Fruit Fly
Fruit Fly

Characteristics:
The Adult is 2 - 4 mm long and is brown blackish in colour there life span is about 14 days

Habits:
The Qld Fruit Fly are also known as the vinegar flies that hang around ripe and decaying fruit. Fruit flies are a nuisance spreading to new areas is by the transportation infested host fruit and vegetables and infecting new produce being stored.

Blow Fly
Blow Fly

Characteristics:
Blow flies are easy to detect due to their size and loud buzzing noise they are metallic green or brown or blue colour. The Adult grows to 12 mm in length and last up to 3 - 5 weeks. They breed in animal carcasses and can lay their eggs on the limbs and open wounds of live stock or other animals.

Habits:
Blow flies breed in and around the building, in rubbish bins and dead animals such as rodents. Sometime when you see a lot of blow flies in your home in the summer months its due to a large amount of food preparation and / or a dead animal.

At All Bugs our licensed technicians can assist you with a flexible, tailored solution to suit your individual needs we can prevent all pests from becoming a problem in your home or workplace. Please contact us to help you maintain an environment free of pests. Please call 3324 0111 to make an appointment.