There are thought to be about 7,000 fly species throughout the UK. A large number of flies you are likely to encounter are known carriers of disease.
Different flies can be a sign of different issues within your home or business and flies are attracted to different environments suited to their particular habits and lifecycle.
ie. Blue bottles and Green bottles are known as scavenger flies and are attracted to dead animals, rotting meat and pet faeces. It is whilst feeding and breeding that they collect harmful bacteria that can easily be passed on to humans.
are often associated with drains where the larvae feed on organic matter often producing large numbers.
The House flies are major carriers of disease and can be found in any type of building, domestic or business. They are attracted to all types of food, where they eat and lay their eggs.
These flies are usually found infesting fermenting fruit or in residues left in pubs and juice spillages on picnic tables etc.
These encompass a large number of flies that are found in properties during the colder months of the year. They often take up residence in loft spaces hibernating over the winter where their numbers can reach many thousands.
It is always best to have the fly species identified by Experts so as to ensure the correct methods of control are being used as incorrect treatment will not rid you of this nuisance pest.
At Advance Pest Control Bristol we have over 22 years experience in understanding the different common pest fly species including their life cycle, habits, environment and treatment.
See what other people have said about our fly treatments:
After noticing a large number of flies in our home, we called Advance Pest Control Bristol and spoke with Adam. After describing the flies Adam said we had an issue with ‘Blow Flies’ and told us we probably had a dead mouse or other creature under our floorboards. He made a visit to us and identified where the flies were coming from. A very swift treatment from Adam and no more flies!Mr Benton