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The London specialists in Flies infestation for domestic homes

Eradicating Flies for London homeowners

There are a number of different varieties of flies found in the UK, but they all share one thing in common – their incredible ability to spread disease.

House flies and blow flies are the most common flies in the UK, though fruit flies are a particular nuisance in domestic and commercial kitchens and anywhere that food is prepared, sold or stored.  There are a number of blow fly varieties, but the blue bottle and the green bottle are the ones we see most often.

The common house fly is around 6mm long with a wing span of 13-15mm and 4 stripes on its back. There is also a lesser house fly, which is of a similar size, but has three stripes on its back, two of them yellow.  The blue and green bottle flies both resemble the common house fly (the green bottle usually a little bigger), but can be distinguished by their vibrant metallic colour.  Adult fruit flies are around 3mm in length, the front part of the body is tan and the rear section black and they have red eyes.

Flies eat by regurgitating digestive juices onto the food source thus liquefying it, then sucking it up, taking with it any bacteria present.  As they will fly from rotting meat or animal droppings onto food for human consumption they carry these bacteria with them and therefore spread disease either from further regurgitation or in their faeces (known as fly-spotting). As well as carrying gastroenteritis, dysentery, typhoid, cholera and tuberculosis, they can bring with them intestinal worms and their eggs.

Unfortunately, if you have a problem with blowflies, it could signify another pest infestation as they breed exclusively on dead animals and there may be a dead rodent or bird somewhere in your property (under floorboards, behind a cupboard or in the loft). In this case, you will usually notice a bad smell too as the carcass will have been there for one or two weeks before you see evidence of blowflies.

 

A professional Dyno-Pest technician will be able to identify the nature of the problem and whether any other pests are present, treating them all accordingly.

For restaurants and businesses that prepare food, electric insect killers and fly screens are often the best method of keeping flies at bay, but these need to be positioned accurately to ensure their effectiveness. Our fully-trained staff can recommend the most appropriate proofing and preventative measures to avoid further infestations and carry these out.

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