There are more than 120,000 types of flies known of in the UK, with the House Fly, Bluebottle Fly and Horse Fly being known particularly as a pest issue.  Each of these species is a carrier of numerous pathogens and a fly infestation can present a very real danger to the health and well being of you and your family.


The Rat Catchers Pest Control Services offer effective, guaranteed and quick fly pest control spray treatments to all commercial and residential customers throughout the London, Middlesex and Kent areas and in most instances, we are able to conduct a fly spray extermination on the same day as your call.  For further information, please call us now, we're open 7 days a week and we're always happy to help.


House Fly (Musca domestica)

There are two distinct species of house fly, one measuring between 5mm and 8mm and the 'lesser' house fly, which is commonly between 3mm and 6mm in length.  However, both these species of house fly are responsible for carrying more than 100 dangerous pathogens, including Anthrax, Salmonella, Typhoid, Tuberculosis, Dysentery and Cholera, and heavy house fly infestations should be treated as soon as possible, by a qualified and professional pest control company, such as The Rat Catchers.


Bluebottle Fly (Calliphora vomitoria)

Also well known for  carrying diseases, the Bluebottle fly also has its uses to mankind.  These blue shiny flies are used in foresnsic science to determine whether or not a dead body has been tampered with and their sterilised larvae are used in 'magot therapy', to eat away the dead tissue of wounds, leaving the healthy tissue intact.


Bluebottle flies are very attracted to rotting flesh and one of the side effects of rodent pest control, can be a small gathering of these flies, in the vicinity of the rodents carcass.  Because of this, we always endeavour to remove rat carcasses, when possible.


Horse Flies (Hybomitra micans)

Horse flies are known as the 'biting flies' and they tend to feed on all kinds of animals.  The horse fly can grow up to 25mm in length and is able to suck up to 300ml of blood from an animal in just one day.


The Horse fly is responsible for spreading several blood borne diseases and their bite can cause deadly allergic reactions.  Horse flies are easily recognisable by their pointed rear end, scissor like mouth and shiny green or black eyes.


The Fruit Fly (Family Drosophilidae)

The final fly often thought of as a pest in the UK, is the Fruit Fly.  This tiny fly is often found around fermenting fruit, but poses no threat to humans or animals.


What do Flies Eat?


Most of the flies on our list (House fly and Horse fly), feed specifically on liquids such as blood, fruit juices, water and sap from plants.  The Bluebottle fly feeds on rotting flesh and other rotting organic matter, such as faeces or compost however, and their presents, accompanied by a very unpleasant smell, can often indicate that there is a dead carcass near by.  


All the flies mentioned above however, are attracted to rotting organic matter, as this makes a great place to lay their eggs.  Each female fly can lay up to 200 eggs in one batch and as these eggs usually hatch into maggot larvae in a matter of days, a fly infestation can become very extreme, very quickly.


Fly Spray Pest Control


The best way to exterminate a fly infestation is to keep the environment sanitary, making sure that hygiene levels are to a high standard.

Rotting food sources should be cleared away and any sewage leaks should be fixed.


A professional fly spray pest control treatment will eliminate even the heaviest fly infestation quickly and with minimal disruption.  In order for any fly pest control measures to be fully effective, as well as the attracting agents being eliminated, as mentioned above, the source used by the flies to breed, should be identified and disposed of appropriately.  


Our professional fly pest control technicians will complete a thorough investigation into the source of the fly infestation and act quickly to kill the eggs, larvae and live flies.


A single treatment is usually sufficient to treat a moderate fly infestation, along with the application of preventative measures, such as those mentioned above, but a heavy fly infestation, may require an additional treatment.


The use of insecticidal sticky fly paper or an electronic fly zapper should help maintain your premises from future fly infestations.


For further information on our professional and guaranteed fly spray pest control treatments, please call our offices, where one of our friendly staff will be happy to help you.  Alternatively, visit our Costs page for further details on this and our other insect pest control treatments.











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