House flies are major carriers of disease. They are known to transfer over 100 pathogens resulting in ailments, including typhoid, tuberculosis, cholera and dysentery. House flies collect these pathogens on their legs and mouths when feeding on faeces, rubbish and other decaying material.

Common house flies manoeuvre from place to place with a flight range of at 5 miles. They are highly active indoors.

Each female fly can lay up to 500 eggs in several batches, each over a three to four day period in almost any warm, moist material that will supply suitable food for the larvae. In warm weather, eggs hatch in 12 to 24 hours.

Why Flies are a concern:

  • Food safety: Flies spread harmful bacteria and viruses, potentially causing foodborne illnesses.
  • Product Quality Concerns: Flies can contaminate food, leading to spoilage and unappealing flavours.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Meeting hygiene standards is essential to avoid fines or closure orders.
  • Reputation: Uncontrolled contamination stemming from flies can tarnish a business’s reputation, impacting customer referrals.
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Industry-leading standards

Health and safety standards are met at all times. We guarantee no damage to your property during any work undertaken by us.



Eco-friendly Pest Control

We always aim to minimise our use of harmful chemicals by using alternative methods of pest control.

Effective Fly control isn't just about using chemicals.

See our page on our specialist services.