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house flies

There are numerous separate fly species each of which has a different appearance. The majority of flies have bean-shaped bodies, often dark brown in colour. True flies are distinguished by other insects with “fly” in their names (such as dragonflies, butterflies and fireflies) by their wings. Flies have a single pair of transparent flight wings, attached to the mesothoracic part of their body. In contrast, most other insects have a dual pair of wings and are rarely transparent. They also have compound eyes.

House Fly (Musca domestica)

It carries more than 100 pathogens, including salmonella, typhoid, tuberculosis, anthrax, cholera and dysentery. House fly is an umbrella term for two different species of flies. Both share the same appearance. House flies are mostly grey and have a distinct dual stripe on their thorax. The only difference between them is the size,the Common house fly reaches 5mm up to 8 mm in length, while the lesser house fly can reach between 3mm and 6mm in length.

There are many flying insects but there is a reason why true flies are called “true”. While not as enduring as other winged species, flies can still travel over several miles a day. Their specific compound eyes give them a wide vision of the field and allow them to detect any movement.

This is the reason why flies are so hard to kill with yesterday’s newspaper. Because of the specifics of their mouths, house flies and horse flies feed only on liquids - blood, plant sap, fruit juices and water. Bluebottle flies feed on rotten organic material and faeces.

Spotting a few flying insects in your home doesn’t mean you have a fly problem. Even if you do, the source of the infestation must be located before any measures are taken. If flies are a permanent sight around your property, there might be a food source nearby which allows them to breed. Search for maggots and rotten organic material near your premises. You may also observe clusters of dark spots on your walls - faecal matter of house flies.

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Flies are not just annoying. They carry diseases, as they are attracted by and touch decaying organic matter, rotting carcasses, faeces and waste matter in sewers. And even if you try to combat a fly problem with over-the-counter products and devices like sticky paper traps, often, these are not that effective against all the insect’s life stages. Therefore, it’s wise to consider a professional fly control treatment, in order to eliminate a potential health hazard at home or worse, in your restaurant kitchen, for instance.

Fantastic Services offers efficient, multi-visit pest control services against adult flying insects, including flies. The treatment eliminates the eggs and maggots, as well.

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