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10 Interesting Facts About House Fly

It is an undoubted fact that house fly is one of the common pests that disrupt our lifestyle in a dining environment, food preparation area, food serving facility or kitchen. House fly also indeed as the most common fly species that can be found in home that can carry more than 100 harmful pathogens, such as tuberculosis, amoebic dysentery, salmonella and other more.

Since, the existence of flying insects like house flies are such a severe nuisance in the house, learn the facts about house fly to prevent their species in your home today!

Fact 1 –  House flies rely on their sense of smell when they source for food. Hence, it is important to store all food in air-tight container to avoid attracting them.

Fact 2 – They are active during the day and rest at night. Step up your fly control regime during the daytime.

Fact 3 – House flies are attracted to garbage. Always remember to discard and dispose waste diligently.

Fact 4 –  Efficient reproduction quality. They lay a range of 75 to 100 eggs and hatch within 12 to 24 hours.

Fact 5 – House flies defecate every couple of minutes. A major carrier of diseases, they spread bacteria as well as infectious organisms that pose a serious public health threat.

Fact 6 – House flies have quite a long lifespan ranging from between 30 and 60 days.

Fact 7 – House flies are able to fly at an average speed of 8 km per hour. They enter your premise through gaps and holes. It is important to ensure doors are kept closed, and proofing is done to prevent entry.

Fact 8 – They only feed on liquids but could turn solid food into liquid by spitting or vomiting on it. It is important to avoid food consumption that is left in the open to prevent food contamination.

Fact 9 – Flies have compound eyes which made them sensitive to changing light patterns. Installing a fly trap in the form of Insect Light Trap that utilizing the UV light to attract and trap flies are considered very helpful to control its population.

Fact 10 – House flies are not the neatest insects. They can breed on trash cans, human excrement, dung, or decaying matters. Always ensure cans’ lids are kept closed with housekeeping and quality sanitation in place to avoid flies breeding.

Besides strategically placing Insect Light Traps for effective house fly control, value added services such as trending analysis, awareness and education on flies facts and regular site inspection and monitoring will be delivered for your business.

The expert specialists are just a call away. If you experience challenges in fly infestation, call 0 8001 333 777 or drop a quick online form for the innovative and effective solution on house fly control from Rentokil Pest Control today.

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