How to Stop Flies Being Bad News for Your Business

Flies may be tiny creatures but it’s amazing how much damage they can cause to a business.

The Common House Fly (Musca domestica) is known to spit saliva on food sources and can carry more than 100 pathogens including:

  • Escherichia
  • Shingella
  • Salmonella

These pathogens can lead to staff or customer sickness and even just the sight of flies buzzing around can do untold harm to your business’s reputation, particularly if you are involved in the food industry.

Worse still is the rate at which flies breed. A house fly can lay 600 eggs in a lifetime and these eggs can mature into adults in up to 10 days.

There are plenty of preventative measures you can take such as covering food, clearing spillages, keeping windows closed and dustbins tightly sealed.

If, however, you already have a fly infestation, you will often need expert fly control solutions to ensure not only long-term control of the problem but also continual protection for your business and brand.

3 Top Fly Control Solutions for Businesses 

Our short video above highlights three effective methods of fly control for businesses helping to prevent the spread of bacteria:

  1. Fly Proofing – proofing services for doors and windows, through effective fly screens, will help to block entry to flies.
  2. Electric fly killers – uniquely designed fly killers will attract and quickly capture flies to prevent contamination.
  3. Spray Treatment – fast-acting insecticide will eliminate flies without leaving a residue.

Every business is different. This means fly control solutions should be tailored and always flexible to meet the demands of any industry or environment in need of effective fly prevention and control.

For sensitive environments, such as organic food production sites, wildlife parks and rubbish tips, an alternative and innovative fly control solution is available through Entosite Biological Control, which uses naturally occurring parasitic wasp species to control and eliminate a fly infestation.

You should always ensure you choose the services of a professional pest control company with proven expertise and using fully tested and regulated products – irrespective of whether your business is legally required to have a pest control programme or not.

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