FLIES Waspkill uk - Bristol

Why You Have Flies

Flies often visit because you have something they like!

We will quickly guide you through some of the most common flies found in and around your home and explain the reasons for their presence.

Cluster Flies, Cluster In Their Thousands Within Residential Properties

Cluster Flies

These overwintering flies are found in the voids and cavities of your home. Attics, crawl spaces and window frames are all good places to find them. Effective methods of cluster fly control include annual fumigation and the use of fire-safe UV electronic fly killing units. Fly populations vary from one year to the next, so you need to be proactive, checking loft spaces, crawl spaces and window frames in October and November.

Blow Flies Often Have Beautiful Metallic Colours

Blow Flies

Blow flies are beautiful but are associated with dead animals. Other names these flies are called include blue bottles, green bottles and meat flies. Blow flies are some of nature's very best cleaners and you'll be glad of their help if a rodent or bird dies in your home because the larvae are the reason the smell stops. Sadly the plague of flies that follows is less than enjoyable, but still lasts far less than a stinky animal carcass that has not been subject to the larvae or maggots of the flies.

Fruit Flies Come In Two Varieties Orange Eyed And Dark Eyed

Fruit Flies

Fruit flies are small nuisance flies found in association with sweet or fermenting food residues. Inside your home these flies are most common around recycling receptacles and bins, although spilt drinks can provide plenty of food under and behind kitchen appliances and even beneath the plinths of the kitchen units. Another common species is the Dark Eyed fruit fly, found more often in pubs and bars where they are attracted to glasses and bottles with wine and beer inside.

Biting Midges and Black Flies Are just 1.5-4mm Long

Biting Midges & Black Flies

Biting and non-biting midges are among the smallest flies we find in properties. They are particularly common in homes with house plants watered from above and not from a drip-tray below. Biting midges are often ignored when people start getting bitten and bedbugs, fleas and mosquitoes get the blame to the detriment of the residents wasted wallet and time.

House Flies Are A Common Nuisance Outside And Inside

House Flies

House flies are the most notorious flies we have problems with in buildings and homes because they are not attracted to UV light traps! Fly screens and door screens are the order of the day if you have these outside and an electronic fly killing tennis racket often makes all the difference when it comes to house flies that make it indoors! These flies are significant vectors of disease so should be considered a very important insect pest to keep under a high level of control.

Horse Flies Saw Through Your Skin For A Blood Meal

Horse Flies

Horse flies are the nasty fly of summer. Yes, they are large with beautiful eyes and silent in flight, but they are a force to be reckoned with. Horse flies are also known as deer flies, clegs and a host of other rude things by those who have just been bitten. The flies are most active in western Europe and the UK during the summer months of June and July, just as everyone is getting into clothes that leave more flesh than usual, visible and available for the hungry horse flies to extract their next blood meal. They do this by quite literally sawing through your skin - Nasty!

No universally effective methods of Tabanid (horse fly) control exist, and you can never cover up enough to prevent a persistent fly. Your best defense is to go indoors, but that's just silly, which is why most people just live with occasional bite. For those of us who have a severe allergy to fly bites, an aspivenin extraction device used immediately after being bitten will prevent bacteria spreading into the surrounding tissue and causing infection. We use these devices with great success every summer! A side benefit of extraction is the reduction in itching, skin damage and scarring. Antihistamine creams also do wonders for some people.

Another Amazing Tabanid Fly

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Created By
Simon Berenyi


Created with images by isoarska - "Cluster fly, also called attic fly, (Pollenia sp)" • sarawuth123 - "small insect" • Studiotouch - "Male fruit fly (Drosophila Melanogaster) on a blade of grass" • iredding01 - "Band-eyed brown horsefly (Tabanas bromius) " • nechaevkon - "Horsefly Diptera Insect Macro" • Simon Berenyi - "Cluster Flies Diptera".

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