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There are more than 7,700 species of flies in Australia, one of the most common being the housefly (Musca domestica). Flies live for up to three weeks and are particularly active in warmer weather. A female fly can deposit about 500 eggs over her lifetime, that's a lot of flies! They can be found breeding in all matter of organic matter including food for human consumption.

Housefly (Musca domestica)

Flies can Spread Disease

There is no doubt that flies are annoying, but more importantly, they can pose a threat to the health of humans and domestic animals. Gerozisis et al. (2008) state “Diseases that can be spread by flies include salmonella food-poisoning, dysentery, typhoid fever, cholera, hepatitis, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, various parasitic worms and many others.” These are good reasons why there is a need to reduce fly population numbers.

How to Keep Flies Away

There are some simple things that everyone can do to keep flies out of homes and businesses, most relate to reducing the availability of suitable breeding sites.

  • Ensure proper disposal of organic matter including coffee grounds, reducing the places where houseflies lay eggs
  • Place rubbish in garbage bags and tie securely, and cleaning rubbish bins regularly
  • Keep windows screened
  • In food-handling premises, place air curtains/exhaust(blower) systems above doors
  • Install doors that open and close mechanically
A fly feasting on human food.
A fly feasting on human food.

There are also ways to reduce fly populations which include ultraviolet light traps, resin strips, and supermarket-bought spray insecticides.

The most effective way to treat flies can only be applied by a qualified and certified professional pest control company like Suburban Pest Management. Seclira Pressurised Fly Bait from BASF is one of the chemicals in the arsenal at SPM to rid houses and businesses of flies. It dries colourless and with very little odour. It can be applied to surfaces as a spot or band treatment to control nuisance flies in seconds and provide up to 6 weeks residual efficacy.

Fly Control In Commercial Properties

We also treat flies such as Vinegar Flies and other Fermentation Flies in Commercial facilities.

Fermentation flies present a particular challenge in Commercial properties due to their attraction to the yeast associated with rotting fruit.

If you wish to find out more about fly control in commercial facilities, please go to our Commercial Fly Control page or contact us for a quote.

Suburban's Fly Control Service Areas

Suburban Pest Management has built a great reputation in providing quality pest control services to both Residential and Commercial properties for almost 30 years, and our customers come from all over the Southeast-Queensland area, including Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast.

Contact Suburban - Best Pest Control for Flies

Flies continue to be one of the most problematic pests that we experience each year.

At SPM, our local technicians have years of experience dealing with Brisbane and South East Queensland’s pest populations. For more information about the pest control products and services on offer for both residential and commercial applications, give SPM a call or enquire online today.

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Gerozisis, J., Hadlington, P., Staunton, I., 5thEdition 2008, Urban Pest Management in Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney,p.p.169-172

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