Flies: The Germs Spreader

Scientists have discovered that flies carry more diseases than suspected. The house fly and the blowfly together harbour more than 600 different bacteria, according to a DNA analysis. Many are linked with human infections, including stomach bugs, blood poisoning and pneumonia. Flies can spread bacteria from place-to-place on their legs, feet and wings, experiments show. In fact, every step taken by a fly can transfer live bacteria, researchers said.

Fly diseases can range from the annoying to the deadly. A fly infestation could mean there is another problem on your property that is attracting them. Corporate Care fly control professionals know how to identify the source of the infestation and remove it quickly. A fly exterminator near you is ready to help you how to get rid of flies around your home or areas on your commercial property. We also know how to get rid of gnats.

House Flies

The most common type of pest flies we encounter are house flies also known as filth flies. They are sometimes referred to as “filth flies” because they like to hover around and feed off of piles of garbage, dead animals or animal dung. That’s why house flies bring about health risks. They feed on filthy things and then get bacteria and other dangerous materials on their feet and legs. When they land on your food, they immediately spit saliva to dissolve part of the food in order to eat it and then defecate. So, if a fly lands on your hot dog, you shouldn’t eat it!

Corporate Care knows how to get rid of house flies as well as their cousins, cluster flies. We look for the underlying source of the flies and why they are laying eggs in your home or business. Get rid of flies once and for all and prevent them from returning with a property inspection and fly treatment.

If you think that you have a house fly problem, then contact the fly control experts at Corporate Care by calling 01707009599 or using the online form to schedule an appointment.

Fly Diseases

Flies are known to be the cause of illnesses such as:

  • Typhoid – a contagious bacterial infection that can cause severe intestinal inflammation and become dangerous.
  • Cholera – a potentially fatal bacterial disease that can cause dangerous intestinal problems.
  • Dysentery – another potentially fatal intestinal infection that can lead to dehydration.
  • Salmonella – also known as food poisoning, this can be transmitted via flies who land on garbage or contaminated food.

How to Get Rid of Flies

Flies are also usually a sign of something rotting around the home like too much garbage, drains that need cleaning or even dead animals inside walls.

Flies around your business presents the idea to the public that your establishment is unclean and can lead to a loss of business. A fly infestation is hard to get rid of. Using chemicals without knowing what you’re doing can be dangerous.

Some of the methods that have been offered as DIY fly control methods include:

  • Soda Bottle Traps: this involves using an old soda bottle where the top is cut off and some kind of sweet liquid, such as simple sugar water, is put into the base. The two pieces are fit back together allowing flies access to the bottle and the sugary water, but unable to get back out again.
  • Vinegar and Dish Soap: in this method a trap is created using a bowl that is then filled slightly with apple cider vinegar. Dish soap is added to the mixture and can either be covered with plastic wrap that has been punctured with holes or uncovered. Flies are attracted to the scent of the liquid and become trapped in the liquid.
  • Herbs and plants: For fly problems occurring outside, numerous herbs and plants will supposedly help keep flies away. This includes basil, bay leaves, Nasturtiums, mint, lavender and more.

Fly Control and Prevention

Our professional fly control and prevention specialists take an integrated pest management approach to getting rid of flies. While we have techniques and treatments that will eliminate the fly infestation, it doesn’t do much good if you haven’t gotten rid of the reason they showed up in the first place. We know how to get rid of flies so that you can enjoy your home without the concern of removal. Whether you need outdoor fly control or indoor fly control, we have solutions for your property.

A Corporate Care pest specialist will track down the reasons why the flies are in your home. Perhaps there is a garbage dumpster placed too close to the home. There might be an animal that got into your home and died, creating a breeding ground for flesh flies.

We’ll find the reason and remove the eggs, adults and breeding areas and seal up access points. At Corporate Care, we will do everything we can to make sure that flies are removed from your property. We will also do all we can to prevent them from returning. Schedule an appointment online or call today at 01707009599.

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