• There are more than 120,000 species of flies worldwide with about 18,000 found around the world
  • A female housefly can lay up to 600 eggs in her short lifetime.
  • Most flies live an average of 21 days and take on various shapes throughout their short lives.
  • Baby flies are called  larvae but they are also known as maggots.
  • Fruit flies get their common name from their small size and fondness of some fruits. Small fruit flies are nuisance pests, but may transmit diseases.
  • Fruit flies only live for 8-10 days. In that time, females lay around 500 eggs, using rotting fruit or vegetables as their nest.

How to get rid of flies Control

A female fly can lay between 400-600 eggs in it's lifetime (upto 30 days) making fly control extermely important for your home and business.

Based on this fact, it is easy to see how a small problem can quickly turn into a large infestation if you do nothing to control flies.

Once a problem has been identified, there are simple ways you can get rid of flies and reduce their numbers on your property, such as:

  • You can make some practical, cost-free changes around your premises to deter flies. This may be as simple as doing some thorough deep-cleaning.
  • Use some low-cost DIY fly products, which may sometimes require time to install but could further help your efforts at fly control.

Fly Control Treatments

Using a professional fly control service is the most effective way to control flies from your business. Your Rentokil PCI expert will follow the ERDM approach to ensure your long-term protection:

  • Exclusion - Proofing of doors, windows, roof vents, etc. to prevent flies entering a premises.
  • Restriction – General good housekeeping practices to remove possible fly breeding sites.
  • Destruction – Use of the correct fly control treatment for your individual circumstances.
  • Monitoring - Inspection during regular visits.

Once a survey of your premises is complete, your Rentokil PCI expert will recommend a fly control treatment programme specially for your needs. It may include one, or a combination, of the following:

  • Baiting 
  • Misting 
  • Larviciding 
  • Fly Bags