HOUSE FLIES CONTROL
House Flies Control (Musca domestica) is a little long process. They lives on garbage or manure.
When this House Flies Control become problems inside, their breeding site and their larvae will usually be close by. If animals are nearby, investigate for manure concentrations. Garbage cans and dumpsters are often the problem source; even soil where garbage has decomposed will support infestations.
■ House flies infest most garbage, manure (horses, cattle, poultry, pet), and filth accumulations.
Look for fly sources where buildings are infested. Observe sanitation in the areas where flies are problems.
■ The most common means of fly entry is through open doors. Look for door props and hooks, as well as gaps where broom handles are stuck over hinges to hold the door open or for doors that do not fit tightly.
■ Evaluate garbage management. Garbage left in the building or on loading docks is an attractant. Garbage should be removed from the premises twice a week.
Emphasize sanitation to remove food and breeding sites. If sanitation cannot be improved, other methods of control will not be effective. Make the following recommendations to clients:
■ Remove breeding materials such as garbage and manure.
■ Clean garbage cans and dumpsters regularly, and clean up any fresh overflow immediately.
■ Clean food-delivery spills immediately.
■ Drain wet areas around garbage collection sites.
■ Keep loading docks clean.
Use exclusion techniques to prevent flies from entering, such as:
■ Caulk and tighten around all openings, such as screens, doors, windows, ventilators, and eaves.
■ Install air curtains where doors remain open for deliveries, etc.
■ Install automatic door closers.
■ Replace white security lights inside and outside with yellow lights so flies are not attracted to the building.
■ Fly strips can be placed in low-access rooms, such as attics and storerooms.
■ Fly bait can eliminate adult flies when methods are in place that reduce breeding sites.
■ Aerosol contact sprays can be used to knock down adult flies after elimination of breeding sites and exclusion methods are in effect.
■ Ultra-low dosage applications of non-residual pesticides can be used if an adult infestation must be quickly reduced outside.
Non-chemical controls include:
■ Electric flytraps will control only a low level of adult flies. Watch these traps to see what kinds of flies are being caught.
■ Do not place blacklight flytraps where they will attract insects from outside. Do not put them in competition with other lights, such as those from vending machines, etc.
Regularly check sanitation and exclusion methods to see that they are being maintained. Observe client and worker habits that run counter to the pest management program (sanitation, habitat alteration, and so forth). Hold training clinics for workers about fly management.
Several species of Drosophila have been immensely beneficial to mankind because of their use in the study of genetics and heredity. Fruit flies are attracted to nearly any material that is fermented by yeast. These small flies commonly have bright red eyes, although some species’ eyes are dull dark red. The head and thorax are yellowish to brown, and the abdomen is light brown to dark with yellow bands.
Control and Management of Fruit Flies
When certain the infesting insect is a fruit fly, look for fermenting materials. Begin with ripe fruit and vegetables, then proceed to less obvious possibilities.
■ Use flytraps baited with bananas to find the most heavily infested areas when the source is very obscure.
■ Be sure to inspect the outside of the building near windows. Habitat Alteration
■ Close up gaps where flies can enter.
■ Use small-mesh screening to exclude these small flies.
■ Discard or clean infested material.
■ Use precautions to remove flies before fruit is brought to terminal points when the infestation originates in the field or orchard. Infestations in canneries and fruit markets are particularly difficult to manage.
The Family Psychodidae, Drain flies are about 1 /8 inch long. Their dark color comes from tiny hairs that cover the wings, which are held in roof-like fashion over the body. Moth flies have long, drooping antennae.
Larvae live in the gelatinous material in sink drain traps and sewers. Where sinks regularly overflow, these flies build up in the overflow pipe. When drain traps of sinks, commodes, and floor drains dry out, large numbers can enter dwellings from the sewer.
Drain traps should be cleaned mechanically or with drain cleaners. Without larval control, adults will constantly emerge. In sewage treatment plants, drain flies feed on the gelatinous material that collects on stones in trickling filter beds. Over time, however, cast skins from these filter.
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