The house fly 4 to 7.5 mm long, usually gray with four black stripes on the thorax.
House flies are covered with small hairs that serve as taste organs.
House flies are one of the most common insects on the planet. They breed and feed in filth, including garbage, feces, and rotting or spoiled food. Poor sanitation and ripped screens and unsealed cracks in windows and doors can lead to house fly infestations.
The problem with house flies is Since they live in such close proximity to people, house flies are generally unwelcome. While usually just a nuisance, these pests can carry a variety of diseases harmful to both humans and pets. House flies pick up bacteria, fungi, and viruses and then spread these pathogens by contaminating food and water. Several health problems can develop from house fly infestations. These include food poisoning, dysentery, and tuberculosis. Regular cleaning will limit areas where house flies are able to breed.
Cluster fly adults measure 8 to 10 mm in length and have light and dark grey-checkered abdomens
At first you may think they may look like house flies, but they are larger, darker and slower-moving
The name “cluster fly” is used because of their habit of gathering in clusters after entering a house in the autumn. They often appear as a large group on a wall.
A fly problem becomes more obvious on days when temperatures rise and the flies become more active, gathering in windows where light attracts them.
Fruit fly adults measure 3 to 4 mm in length and have tan thorax, with a black top/gray under abdomen.
Fruit flies often infest homes with ripe, rotting, or decayed fruit and produce. They also enjoy fermented items such as beer, liquor, and wine. Fruit flies also may breed and develop in drains, garbage disposals, trash cans, and mop buckets. Complete development from egg to adult under summer conditions may be completed in 8 to 10 days. Mating takes place soon after adult emergence, usually within a few hours, and egg laying begins about 24 hours later.
Drain fly adults measure 1.5 to 5 mm in length They are either gray or brown in colour with light wings.
They have a short body and leaf-shaped wings. The body and wings are covered with small hair which gives it a fuzzy appearance. Wings are large they fold their wings in a characteristic roof like pattern.
Females can lay between 30 and 100 eggs at once, and it takes just two days for eggs to hatch into drain worms. In just a few days, the population can start to get out of control.
Fly Pest Control
Auckland & Northland typically have problems with many types of flies.
- The house fly
- The cluster fly
- The fruit fly, mosquito, midges & sandflies
- The drain fly
- The blow fly
Flies are commonly a problem over the warmer months, when they are looking for food and a warm place to breed.
Flies are a problem as they liquidise their food before they suck it up by producing saliva which is poured onto their food ( your food) . Flies also frequently vomit & defecate onto the food while feeding.
No More Pests offer the right pest management solution for fly control and eradication.
From immediate relief to long acting treatments we offer a range of solutions to manage the problem, both short term and long term.
Indoors or outdoors, we help identify where the problem is coming from
Fly control & eradication pest control management.
Preventative measures for the future to help keep your home and business fly free.
Blow fly adults measure 10 to 14 mm in length They are large and typically noisy , the 3 common colours are metallic green, metallic blue and a dark metallic bronze.
Adults live between 9 – 21 days. Each species of blow fly is different, but blow flies can lay about 500 to 2200 eggs in their lifetime. Eggs are laid in batches of 100 to 200 in rotting meat and fish. Eggs are approximately 1.5 x 0.4 mm and look like tiny rice when laid. Besides the typical egg laying locations, garbage, manure, and rotting vegetable matter are also common places for them to lay their eggs.
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Some house holders prefer not to have the interior of the house sprayed for flies. In these cases fly bait stations outside will be very valuable and effective. The owners of a property in Red Beach surrounded by tall hedges had an embarrassing fly problem, but did not wish to have interior of the house sprayed. Several bait stations were installed in discreet places outside, and the owners were able to entertain their guests with windows and doors open and seldom see a fly.
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