Fly Control

Fly Control | Fly Extermination | Eradicate Flies – Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions

Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions offer a full range of pest control services including fly eradication to clients in Suffolk and Essex. Our fast and effective fly extermination service will eradicate flies from your home or business with the minimum of disruption. We offer a discreet and confidential service, arriving in unmarked vehicles if required and all work adheres to strict health and safety legislation. Our pest control operatives are CRB checked and qualified to at least BPCA RSPH Level 2. Emergency appointments are available if required.

About Flies

Of the 120,000+ species of fly that exist on our planet, we regularly get called out to deal with just a few. The Bluebottle (Calliphora sp) & Greenbottle (Lucilla sp), the House Fly (Musca domestica), the Lesser House Fly (Fannia canicularis) and the Cluster Fly (Pollenia rudis) are the most common. Flies lay their eggs in soil, on plants, on the bodies of other animals and frequently on dead or rotting flesh. Different flies dine on different foods. Some will eat nectar, some go for plant sap, some even go for blood and other insects, but all are attracted to dead and decaying matter. This exposes them to bacteria which are picked up either through their eating habits or on their feet, which are extremely sticky. Houseflies breed in and around manure piles, rubbish bins and rotting flesh. The reason for this is that all of these places provide a good source of food for the larvae or maggots when they hatch. This non fussy approach to eating means they can cause food poisoning and dysentery and spread many diseases such as typhoid or cholera.

The life cycle of flies

The House Fly has four distinct stages to its life cycle. The egg hatches to produce larvae, the larvae or maggots then pupate and a fully fledged adult then appears. The female House Fly can lay up to 500 eggs over a 3-4 day period. The eggs are white and usually less than half an inch in size. The larvae or maggots emerge less than 24 hours later and begin to eat immediately. Preferring a warm and moist environment in which to grow, the maggots will stay there for 8-10 days then move to a drier area to pupate. The larvae will encase itself in a red-brown skin for 3-6 days during which time it will develop into an adult fly. Once hatched from its pupal stage, the House Fly has a life span of between 15 and 30 days. Two days into that span the female will start to lay eggs and she’ll continue to do so until her death.

The treatment of flies

Infestations of flies are usually treated with fly killers (ie; zappers or light traps), insecticidal sprays and/or smoke generators. Fly-proofing can also be carried out by using screens to block windows and doors. When treating fly infestations, we endeavour to use the most environmentally friendly products.

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We work in the following locations: Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Colchester, Manningtree, Harwich, Clacton, Maldon, Chelmsford, Witham and Braintree. Work further afield may also be considered.

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