Fly Control in 3 Steps
The majority of flies breed outdoors and scour the immediate area for food. Flies inside means there is a problem lurking close by.
Trash cans are a major breeding source for filth flies.
- Dumpsters and trash cans should have tight fitting lids. Keep the lids closed.
- Trash containers should be stored in a tightly sealed room (outside or inside) adjacent to the main structure
- Placing trash in plastic bags reduces odors that attract flies. Tie bags tightly to avoid leaks.
- Keep far way from entrance ways
- Have frequent trash pickups
Sanitation is the key to avoid fly infestations, especially for restaurants and other food handling and storage areas, but should also be properly exercised in any structure.
Small flies such as fruit flies and drain flies do breed indoors and can quickly populate
from very small amounts of decaying organic matter. This can make finding and eliminating breeding sources quite difficult,
as even the smallest cracks and crevices could contain a potential breeding site.
- Empty and clean trash containers regularly
- Wash floors daily and thoroughly, with CLEAN mops. Slop water will spread under hidden places such as mold boards and crevices and create ideal breeding sites.
- Clean drains and floor drains. Phorid flies develop within the thin moist film lining these drains.
- Investigate and clean cracks, crevices, and voids of organic particles. Properly seal them if needs be.
- Clean all places where meat and cheese has been stored.
- Cut, cure, and wrap meat in wax or grease proof paper.
- Store meat in a clean, well ventilated area
- Moisture Control
Many flies require moist areas for breeding. Over-watered soil found in flower pots. wet and dirty mops, wet floors and drains should be eliminated.
A very common breeding source of flies. Farms, stables, and other similar areas are plagued with flies and will infest areas surrounding them, and is something you just cannot eliminate.
Flies can travel some distance and many fly infestations originate from breeding sources near the area. Examine adjacent properties for possible breeding sources
- Use a Flies Be Gone fly trap barrier between the breeding grounds and the adjacent area that needs protection
Flies are attracted to buildings because of the preferred temperatures radiating from them.
- Windows should be sealed with tight fitting screens if the windows are opened.
- All doors should be equipped to self close as well as supplementary screen doors. There should be no tears and all edges should be properly sealed.
- Exterior cracks and crevices are an easy entrance for flies and should be repaired and sealed.
- Overhead doors and other ventilation openings are often left open during warm weather. Framed screening or mechanical screen doors should be installed.
- Use a Flies Be Gone fly trap to lure flies away from the structure
Flies are mostly active during the
daytime and respond well to light, which is why you will find flies around windows once they make it
indoors. Fly Light Traps and Fly Zappers are highly effective for controlling adult flies.
Use Fly Traps and Fly Zappers in conjunction, to attack all areas needing fly control.
Our Flies Be Gone trap is an effective means of creating a barrier between your structure and a nearby fly infestated area. This trap is not meant to be used too close as it
draws in more flies to your area.
- Effective against filth and garbage flies
- Draws flies away from you and to the trap
- Silent, Non-toxic, and Maintenance Free
- Flies Be Gone is not recommended for tiny flies like moth flies and fruit flies.
Fly Light Traps
Fly Traps are the silent and hygienic way of fly control. Once attracted they get stuck on the sticky glue board.
They also double as a monitoring device which can alert or provide clues to other fly infestations, depending on the type of flies you catch.
Use Glue Fly Traps for tiny flies that are too small for zappers and other means.
- Use Indoors
- Hygienic and Safe - OK to use in Food Areas
- Silent Discreet Operation
- Low Maintenance
- Attractive designs, for human traffic areas
- Use where Zappers are not permitted
Proper placement of Fly lights is crucial and most failures are due to using not enough fly traps or improper placement.
- Place traps no more than 50 feet apart. Flying insects won't respond to the light if it's too far away.
- Run 24 hours, 7 days a week.
- Place in an area with maximum exposure to the flies.
- Within 12 to 25 feet of entrance ways.
- Mount within 5' from the ground. Flies spend a lot of time skimming surfaces for food.
- Keep traps away from competing light sources such as windows.
- May be installed at ceiling level above large doors to capture insects at night where typically rest.
- Replace bulbs every season to ensure maximum attractancy as UV effectiveness diminishes over time.
- Replace glue pads regularly when full, or every 4 weeks.
Fly Zappers are the successful predecessor to the light trap and are still effective today. Light attracts
and the powerful electric grid kills on contact creating a popping/zapping sound, hence the "fly zapper"
name. However, the flies would explode, possibly sending pieces of the fly to surrounding areas.
This makes zappers not suitable around food, but excellent for other areas.
- Garbage areas
- Use Fly Traps with glue boards in "no zapper" areas
- Use Glue Fly Traps for tiny flies (fruit fly, moth fly, etc). Zappers are not effective against these small flies.
Once again, proper placement and the usage of enough fly zappers is vital
- Place 5-8 feet off the ground
- Place zappers no more than 50 feet apart.
- Within 12 to 25 feet of entrance ways
- Keep zappers away from competing light sources such as windows.
- Run 24 hours, 7 days a week.
- Replace bulbs every season to ensure maximum attractancy as UV effectiveness diminishes over time
- Indoor and Outdoor models are available
- Shatterproof bulbs available on some models
If you are using a Bug or Fly Zapper outdoors to eliminate biting flies.
- Place 5-8 feet off the ground
- Between you and the areas where flies congregate
- Place farther away for biting flies, as you don't want to attract them close to you.
Maxforce Residual Fly Spray
Most flies tend to stay within their own restricted locale. They rest at night for several hours in
one spot, and because of this, are vulnerable to residual fly sprays.
- Outdoors - Spray fences, walls, etc around breeding grounds. Flies do not typically travel far to rest
- Indoors - Barns, stables, areas that do not conflict with the areas below
- Do not spray where accessible to children or animals
- Do not allow spray to come in contact with food or water
- Not suitable for classrooms, hospitals, etc
Pyrethrum Fly Sprays
A natural, safe, and effective formula available in a hand-held and automatic release. These space sprays can be used where traditional sprays cannot
- Pyrethrins are natural insecticides
- Safe to animals and humans
Use on porch areas, patios, etc
Spray cattle and animals
- Indoors - anywhere, but must be 8 feet away from food
- Automatic dispensers and hand-held sprays available