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How to Get Rid of Flies

During a fly’s lifetime (around 30 days), a female will lay between 400-600 eggs.

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.

Tips to help prevent flies:

You could, of course, also take these preventative steps to help curb the onset of flies:

  • Control moisture - fix leaky taps and blocked drains where water can gather. Flies need moisture to multiply.

  • Keep food covered - any type of food, even crumbs, can attract flies and encourage them to lay eggs nearby. Leftovers should be carefully covered up. Their contact with your food is also main cause of food contamination.

  • Stay hygienic - keep your bins, sinks and food areas clean.

  • Cover entry points - fit fly screens to windows, keep windows and doors shut at night and consider installing a fly killer unit.

  • Bird feeders - keep bird feeders clean and remove bird food before dusk.

  • Remove clutter - eliminate clutter inside the house and in the garden. Messy sites could be a potential breeding site.

Rentokil Fly Control Treatments

Using a professional fly control service is the most effective way to remediate flies from your business. Your Rentokil 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 expert will recommend a fly control treatment programme specially for your needs. It may include one, or a combination, of the following:

Used in conjunction with the PEST exclusion and sanitation practices you will have effective, long-term protection from flies for your business.

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Protection with our Insect Light Trap (Electric Fly Killers)

Rentokil’s range of Insect Light trap or Electronic Fly Killers are highly effective fly control units that trap the insects inside the unit, avoiding contamination on the surfaces below.

Call Rentokil today on 1300 882 911(business) or 1300 881 911(home). Alternatively contact us online to get rid of flies. 

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