Keeping Your Home Pest Free
There are many different species of flies in New Zealand and most are a threat to hygiene and a nuisance to everyone. They carry a large number of diseases including gastroenteritis, dysentery, typhoid, polio, salmonella and tuberculosis. Found throughout New Zealand, house flies are the most common flies in homes. The dark grey house fly can grow to 1/4″ in length and usually lives only 15 to 25 days. House flies can carry over 100 different kinds of germs, most of which can cause disease, so it’s important to control house flies. To deter house flies from entering or remaining in your home, keep it clean. Remove waste regularly, use sealed rubbish receptacles, and clean up pet waste immediately.
The treatment and prevention of flies relies on accurate identification of the pest species. Only then can an effective strategy be tailored to eliminate the source of the fly infestation, prevent flying insects entering the affected areas and the removal of any insects present. Measures should include interior and exterior surface treatment with long lasting insecticides.