Small, grey, and fast-moving, flies are notorious for multiplying quickly and spreading a wide variety of diseases everywhere they go. While covering food, keeping surfaces clean, and removing rubbish promptly can help you keep them at bay, it doesn’t take much for one or two flies to rapidly turn into an infestation, particularly in hot weather.
There are four stages in a fly’s lifecycle:
- Egg – tiny, white, and almost rice-like pellets that can be easily missed unless you’re specifically looking for them.
- Larva – to some, this is the most repulsive stage of the lifecycle, and you’ll often see more than one of these maggots writhing together near dustbins.
- Pupa – a hard, maroon-brown casing that can be mistaken for grains or woodlice.
- Adult – once fully-grown, the females are able to reproduce within two or three days and can lay over 100 eggs in a single batch.
Although fly paper and a good old fly-swatter may be an option for the odd fly you discover, the quick life-cycle of these winged insects can lead to a small nuisance becoming an overwhelming swarm before you know it; for every fly you kill, another three can seem to appear out of nowhere, which can soon become overwhelming.
Our BPCA (British Pest Control Association) certified technicians are well-versed in the art of detecting and eliminating fly infestations, making us the ideal solution to your fly problem and any other pest control issues you may have. Just give us a call on 01480 274 848 or visit our Contact Us page and we will work to create a solution that works for you, whether that be a short-term extermination or long-term monitoring.