- All flies belong to the insect order Diptera, which means two wings.
- All flies undergo complete metamorphosis with egg, larva, pupa, and adult stages in their development.
- Flies perform a vital function as decomposers of dead organisms, manure and decaying vegetation.
- Flies may act as carriers of disease organisms present in their breeding and egg-laying sites.
- These disease organisms can cause food poisoning, diarrhea, dysentery or typhoid fever.
1. FLYING INSECT TRAP
- Attract and trap flies and other insect’s pests such as moths, beetles, mosquitoes, midges, flying aphids and thrip.
- Fluorescent yellow coloured sticky pads combine with UV rays emitted by tubes to create irresistible lure for flying insects.
2. Chemical Baiting
- Q-Bayt Fly Bait attracts and kills house flies in as little as 60 seconds.
- Q-Bayt granules are easy to use and suitable for targeted application as a scattering bait or as a spreadable paste when dissolved in water.
3. ULV Misting
- ULV misting should always be carried out during the adult insect’s time of peak flight activity which will usually be in the early morning for flies.
- ULV droplets disperse evenly to contact and kill flies in flight and at rest.
- Fogging are effective in killing adult flies present at the time of application.
- The chemicals used for these applications are usually short residual insecticides having a quick knock-down and high contact toxicity.
- This method requires less time for application but has the disadvantage that it will only kill flies present at application and thus provides short-term relief.
5. RESIDUAL SPRAYING
- Longer residual insecticides provide control for an extended period when sprayed onto sites where the adult flies congregate.
- Sides of buildings, inside and outside surfaces of walls and fences may be potential day or night resting sites for these flies.
- Flies contact the insecticide when they land on the treated surfaces.