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Flying Insects

Whilst the term “flying insects” includes the wasp and hornet. It could be said that this term covers almost all insects at some stage of their life cycle.  

There are many, many, types of flying insects. However, those that are generally regarded as pests will spread disease through contamination, cause physical damage; and are regarded as a nuisance pest.

Flies are the insects most associated with the spread of disease and it is therefore critical that control measures are put in place.  The correct management of flying insect issues and the correct procedures to eradicate them can assist in managing the problem.

As part of advising and instigating control measures it is important to have knowledge of the biology and behaviour of the flies requiring control. Therefore it is necessary to undertake a survey to correctly identify the species that is to be controlled. As part of this survey the life cycle and in addition pointing a vulnerable stage for control is taken into account where it is identified by the NPC Surveyor that control action is required following identification.

The use of monitoring traps indicates the extent and age of an infestation as well as the type. Therefore if a fly infestation is apparent the vulnerable stage for a control strategy would be the larval stage and the adult stage.

During the laval stage, the use of an appropriate chemical to treat the feeding site is critical. It is imperative to use the correct clearance for control and care has to be taken that no contamination will occur in the surrounding areas and especially the possible contamination of the groundwater.

With respect to adult flies, these can be controlled by either chemical treatment or by the use of physical measures.

Following survey and depending on the premises, type and size of the infestation, rather than using chemical methods of treatment it may be decided that physical measures are more appropriate. The areas surveyed will also be thoroughly checked to ensure that no protected species such as bats are present..

Physical measures include prevention of entry into the premises concerned and the use of fly screens to both door and window areas can be a really effective method of control. During the survey the NPC qualified surveyor will ensure that the screens fit the areas concerned perfectly.  

The second method is trapping. Fly traps that use ultraviolet (UVA) light can be extremely effective. The light attracts the flying insect and there are numerous makes and models available from NPC

If you should have an issue with flying insects please contact Nottingham Pest Control (NPC) for a free of charge no obligation survey and quotation:-

NPC Nottinghamshire 0115 9872968
NPC Derbyshire 0845 0754866
NPC Leicestershire 0116 2867210
NPC National 0115 9872968