Flies can be a serious public health nuisance in and
around food handling & residential areas. They must be
prevented from entering buildings.
Flies liquefy food by regurgitating digestive juice and their stomach contents on to
the food substance. The liquid is then drawn up by the sucking mouthparts and pass
through the gut to be deposited as the fly spots. They pick up pathogenic organisms
that can be transferred to other surfaces.
Reports have been received about flies as major environmental health concern when
infestations overspill from breeding sites such a rubbish areas or animal houses.
Houseflies can transit intestinal worms or their eggs are potential vectors of diseases
such as dysentery, gastroenteritis, cholera, etc.
Typical fly breeding sites includes trash or garbage handling areas. They will breed
in lawn clippings, fruits, vegetables, improper handling of manure from nearby
livestock operations, pets or decaying animal matter.
PEST CONTROL or TREATMENT: Flies
Red top fly catchers and Residual sprays are used at the refuse areas.
This is done to contain the problem at the source as this is the area where