Fly Control Philippines
Fly control is an essential measure to prevent and manage fly infestations. Flies are a common pest that can be categorized into various types, including filth flies, moth flies, and cluster flies. These pests can reproduce quickly and lay eggs in organic material, such as food waste, decaying vegetation, and animal waste.
We are your trusted partner in eliminating and preventing fly infestations in your home or business. We understand the importance of a clean and healthy environment, and our fly control services aim to address your fly problem and prevent future infestations. In this page, we will discuss our fly control methods, the common fly species found in the Philippines, and how to prevent fly infestations.
Common Fly Species in the Philippines
House Fly (Musca domestica)
The house fly is a small insect, typically measuring 5-7mm in length. It has reddish eyes and sponging mouth parts. The thorax is characterized by four narrow black stripes, while the fourth longitudinal wing vein has a sharp upward bend. The abdomen is typically gray or yellowish, with a dark mid-line and irregular dark markings on the sides.
House flies are inactive at night and rest in various locations such as ceilings, beams, and overhead wires inside buildings, as well as trees, shrubs, and different types of outdoor wires and grasses.
House flies can transmit over 100 disease-causing pathogens to both humans and animals, such as typhoid, cholera, tuberculosis, and parasitic worms, among others. This makes them a significant public health concern
Fruit Fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
Fruit flies are small, but they can quickly thrive and infest fruit and vegetables, causing them to spoil and become inedible such as homes, restaurants, and supermarkets. Measuring about 1/8 inch long, they typically have red eyes, with a tan front body and black rear body. Fruit fly females lay their eggs on or near the surface of fermenting foods or other moist organic matter.
Blow Fly (Calliphoridae)
Blowflies have a metallic appearance that can range from green to blue, bronze, or black. They are slightly larger than the common housefly. Their sponge-like mouth parts are used to feed on liquids. The worm-like larvae, or maggots, are pale yellow to white and lack eyes and legs. They have a larger, rounder back end compared to their tapered head and possess hook-like mouth parts.
Blowflies are attracted to decaying meat and animal carcasses, often being the first organism to infect them. In homes, they may indicate the presence of a dead animal in walls or crawl spaces. Outside, they can infest areas with piles of garbage, decaying vegetation, and animal feces.
Stable Fly (Stomoxys calcitrans)
The stable fly is a small fly that closely resembles the common house fly in appearance, but with a few noticeable differences. They are typically smaller than house flies and one of their most distinguishing features is their head, which sits at a slightly upward angle, causing their abdomen to appear to be “sitting” on the surface they are resting on. This can make them appear different from other flies when viewed from above.
Stable flies are hematophagous insects that feed on the blood of humans, livestock animals, dogs, and horses. These pests usually attack the feet and bellies of animals, as well as the legs and arms of humans. Heavy infestations of stable flies can significantly impact the health of farm animals and reduce milk production. Additionally, stable flies are known to transmit diseases that can cause illness in both humans and livestock.
Horse Fly (Tabanus)
Horse flies and deer flies are commonly found in areas with dense vegetation, such as brushy fields, and forests, and near bodies of water like creeks, streams, and ponds. These areas provide a suitable environment for the immature stages of the flies to develop, as they require moist soil for development. Adult horse flies and deer flies are strong fliers and are attracted to animals, including humans, for their blood meals. They can be a nuisance and potentially transmit diseases to both animals and humans.
Large, biting flies that feed on the blood of animals and humans. Horse flies can transmit diseases and cause allergic reactions.
Bottle Fly (Calliphora vomitoria)
The bottle fly is a metallic blue and green fly that measures around 10-14 mm in length, with a gray head and thorax. They have red eyes, sponging mouthparts, and bristle-like hairs covering their body. Their larvae, known as maggots, are white, hook-headed, legless, and grow up to 10-16 mm in length.
Bluebottle fly adults feed on nectar and are pollinators for some strongly scented flowers, while the larvae feed on the carcasses of dead animals.
Drain Fly (Psychodidae)
Drain flies, also known as moth flies, are small, fuzzy-winged insects found in damp areas like kitchens and bathrooms. They lay their eggs in organic matter, such as sewage or decaying vegetation, and their larvae, called drain worms, feed on it before maturing into adult flies in about two weeks. Though not harmful, they can indicate underlying issues and reproduce quickly, creating an infestation if left unchecked.
Flesh Fly (Sarcophagidae)
Flesh flies are medium to large-sized flies that are often found in or around decaying organic matter, including animal carcasses and garbage. They are usually gray or black in color, and some species have distinctive checkerboard-like markings on their abdomen. Adult flesh flies are attracted to moist environments and can be seen hovering around moist soil or animal feces. Flesh flies can sometimes be mistaken for houseflies, but their distinctive markings and preference for decaying flesh set them apart.
Dangerous Facts About Flies
Dangerous Facts about Flies
Flies are not only a nuisance but can also pose several health risks to humans. Here are some dangerous facts about flies:
Flies can transmit a range of diseases to humans, including cholera, typhoid, dysentery, salmonellosis, and E. coli. They pick up pathogens from feces, decaying matter, and other contaminated surfaces and then transfer them onto food and surfaces that humans come into contact with.
Some people are allergic to fly saliva, feces, and body parts, which can cause skin rashes, itching, and hives.
Filth flies such as house flies can spread eye infections like conjunctivitis or pink eye.
Flies can lay hundreds of eggs at a time, which can hatch within hours. A small fly infestation can quickly turn into a major problem if not controlled.
Flies feed on various organic materials and can be a source of contamination, posing health risks to humans and animals. Therefore, it is essential to implement fly control measures and maintain a clean environment to reduce the risk of fly-borne diseases.
To prevent these dangers, it is essential to control flies and other fly pests through proper sanitation and fly pest control methods.
Preventing Fly Infestation
Preventing Fly Infestation
To prevent fly infestations, it is important to identify and eliminate breeding areas and maintain proper sanitation practices. Here are some tips for preventing fly infestations:
- Remove garbage and food waste promptly and dispose of them properly.
- Repair damaged weather stripping and window screens to prevent flies from entering your property.
- Clean drains and garbage cans regularly to prevent fruit flies and drain flies from breeding.
- Store food in sealed containers and refrigerate perishable items.
- Keep your property clean and free from organic matter that can attract flies.
Fly pest control methods may include the use of insecticides and fly traps. However, it is crucial to use them correctly and safely. Prevention is always the best approach to control flies.
At Environet Pest Control, we are committed to providing long-term solutions to your fly pest problems. Our expert team uses effective fly control methods to eliminate and prevent fly infestations, so you can have a clean and healthy environment. Contact us today to get rid of flies and prevent future infestations.
Our Fly Control Methods
Our Fly Control Methods:
Larvicide - A larvicide is a type of insecticide that targets and kills the larvae stage of insects. Using larvicide can help prevent an infestation before it becomes a serious problem, by controlling the population of insects before they mature into adults.
Adulticide - is a type of insecticide used to kill adult ﬂies.
Both are to be applied by pest control professionals like our EnviroTechs for proper application.
Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) Misting Treatments – For wide spaces, we use a machine to disperse our FDA-approved and green-labeled chemicals to cover all surfaces including hard-to-reach areas. They come in residual forms, aerosols, or fogging materials.
Insect Light Traps (ILT) - These are units with distinctive UV spectrums installed on and within the building that attract and capture ﬂying insects.
Our Service Process
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