Noticing a few noisy flies may not mean you have an infestation. However, it should act as a warning sign to take some preventative action.
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Deny flies access - after dark, keep windows and doors closed or block out the light with curtains
Cover food - flies spread diseases by coming into contact with food.
Clear food debris - and liquid spillage's immediately, particularly from under kitchen units and appliances
Bins - ensure all exterior dustbins and internal bins have tightly sealed lids
Clean up after pets - not only are faeces a perfect breeding place for flies, they may land there before landing on your food
Install fly screens - to windows, especially around kitchen and waste areas
Remove dead flies - as they provide a tasty snack for other pests such as carpet beetles
Cover water butts - with well fitted lids to deny access
Ponds - if you have a garden pond, add goldfish as they will eat fly larvae
Autumn flies affect both horses and cattle, and are usually seen on the face and often around the eyes. On host animals, they obtain protein from nasal mucus, saliva, and tears. The flies have microscopic “teeth” on their mouthparts, which are used to stimulate the flow of tears and aid this feeding process.
Bluebottle flies (also known as Blow fly) can often be seen hovering around dustbins. These scavengers are attracted to pet faeces and dead animals and as such are known carriers of disease. Their name originates from their iridescent colours that are similar to coloured bottles.
Cluster flies are commonly found in quiet, undisturbed parts of your home, such as attics and wall voids. They require warm places to hibernate over winter. You may see a large group of cluster flies around a window, as they are attracted to the light on sunny winter days.
Crane flies pose no immediate harm to humans. Adults do not feed, bite or sting. They can be found in damp, mossy woodland.
Filter flies are often associated with sewage beds, where larvae feed on sludge–like organic matter. They are also known by a variety of names; drain fly, sewage fly and moth fly are a few examples.
Fruit flies are commonly found infesting fruit or hovering around fermenting residues found in pubs, fruit orchards & vegetables plots and breweries.
Horse flies are a particular pest to livestock. Relentless biting attacks by females can result in reduced weight gain in some animals. Male horse flies are mainly pollen and nectar feeders and are most active during daylight hours. Horse fly bites can be very painful for humans too.They have mouth parts that work like miniature knives, which they use to slash open the skin with a scissor–like motion.
House flies are major carriers of disease and can infest all types of premises. They are attracted to all types of food, including human food, pet food, animal feed, food waste and even faeces. Seeing adult flies is usually the most common sign of activity and a potential problem. Larvae may also be seen as they crawl out of breeding material to pupate.
House flies are able to quickly mature from an egg to an adult. They breed in moist decaying vegetable matter eg. in uncovered dustbin or pet food.
Once indoors, house flies can be found resting on walls, floors or ceilings. Outdoors they can be seen on plants, the ground, fences, compost heaps and rubbish bins.
Yellow swarming flies can often be found in large numbers in homes, especially roof voids, in the autumn, where they prefer to overwinter.