Flies belong to the order Diptera. Their most obvious distriction from other orders of insects is that a typical fly possessses a pair of flight wings on the mesothorax and a pair of halteres, derived from the hind wings, on the metathorax.
Flies do not have teeth or a stinger. Their mouths absorb food like a sponge. They can only eat liquids but they can turn many solid foods into a liquid through spitting or vomiting on it. Their tongues are shaped like straws so they can suck up their food. They eat any wet or decaying matter, but they are particularly attracted to pet waste because the odor is strong and it is easy for them to find.
More than 100 pathogens associated with the house fly may cause disease in humans and animals, including: typhoid, cholera, bacillary dysentery and infantile diarrhea.
- No need to treat an entire area; Spraying over appropriate surfaces, including spot treatment around garbage bins and other refuse areas to attract and kill flies. Once they land and feed on the treat area they are controlled.
- Placed in strategic positions around the garden to attract flies
Our pesticides are water based, odourless, will not stain or mark and are often derived from plants
We ensure the safety of the entire family, including your much loved pets
When the pesticide is dry it is completely safe
Drying time of up to 2 hours (depending on weather conditions)
Ways to Prevent Flies in and around the Home
Most flies come inside looking for food, shelter and moisture.
- Always cover food
- Clean food and liquid spills immediately
- Clean food debris from under kitchen appliances
- Make sure all rubbish bins are tightly sealed
- Keep compost piles enclosed and covered
- Put away pet food as soon as your pet has finished eating
- Keeping doors and windows closed, or protected with fly screens
At Southcape Pest management we understand the habits of each of the many species of flies found in the south-west. We use that knowledge when developing a control program for your home.