Flying insects such as flies are capable of carrying disease. They are often found in unhygienic areas where they feed on excreta, decaying fruit, dead animal carcasses and other unpleasant substances.
While most moths do not pose a significant health risk to humans, their larvae can cause severe damage to clothes, fabrics, furs, leather and carpets before large numbers of flying moths are seen. Minor infestations can easily be dealt with using DIY products, however, a severe infestation may require our help to deal with the issue.
The house fly is the most common of all domestic flies, accounting for about 91% of all flies in human habitations, and indeed one of the most widely distributed insects, found all over the world; it is considered a pest that can carry serious diseases.
It’s cousin, the bottle fly (also known as the blow fly) is usually the first insects to come in contact with carrion because they have the ability to smell dead animal matter from up to 1 mile away. Upon reaching the carrion, females deposit anything up to 500 eggs onto the body.
Large numbers of blow flies in your house can also indicate a dead mammal somewhere such as a dead rat ‘under the floorboards’ and so professional help should be sought at the earliest opportunity to track down the ‘root cause’ of the infestation.
If you think you have an infestation of flying insects, contact us now so that we can provide a free survey of your home or workplace, identify the insects concerned and eradicate the problem.