Fly is the common name for two groups of winged insects which include the house fly and mosquitoes.

Large Species

Other species of flies include crane flies, gnats, black flies, horse flies, and blow flies. There are approaching 120,000 species of fly throughout the world.

Health Risk

Flies spend a great deal of time scavaging for food and looking for a suitable place to lay their eggs.

Preferred locations include decaying animal flesh or any other similar places that will provide food for the emerging offspring (maggots).

FlyTheir extreme speed and mobility enable flies to cover considerable distances transferring bacteria from the decaying materials they land on to food or surfaces that are used to prepare food, or directly to humans.

As well as being a nuisance, their behavior can pose a serious threat to public health, especially in area where food is stored, prepared, cooked or consumed.

Treatment and control of flies

Treatment and eradication of flies is relatively easy. County Pest Control can provide this service together with advice, planning measures and controls which will minimise the nuisance and associated health risks .