Flies and Fleas Pest Control
FliesFlies are a general nuisance and most species carry disease and pathogenic organisms in their intestinal tract. Most noticeable during the warmer summer months, there are also some species active and in hibernation during the winter period, these infest buildings causing a nuisance to the occupants continuously, ingressing though open windows, doors and other apertures.
Fleas cause nuisance and distress to pet owners and occasionally inhabitants of newly occupied houses where animals or birds have been resident. A very through vacuum and clean though is required before a successful residual insecticidal treatment is carried out to the premises. All areas should be treated including soft furnishings and sometimes curtains too. Animals showing signs of current infestation should be attended to by a veterinary surgeon.
The housefly, Musca domestica, once the commonest fly in houses, but now more rare, is by no means confined to houses, the larvae feed on all kinds of decaying matter, and the fly finds suitable conditions in rubbish dumps and farmyard manure heaps, as well as in and around houses.
It is one of the many insects that have followed man around the world, taking advantage of the conditions he has created and thereby becoming a pest.