One of the most important stages to rid of flies is by identifying which type of fly has infested your home or garden; there are over 120,000 different types of fly so with this we need to look at which types of flies are the most common and ones that are likely to be in or around your home causing problems. Once you know which fly you have in your home it makes it easier to get rid of flies.
House Fly: The House fly is very common in most countries. They are 5-8mm in length and most commonly grey, black or brown. They are attracted to human waste where they lay their eggs. Getting rid of house flies.
Fruit Fly: Fruit flies (Vinegar Flies) are also very common their colours ranges from red to black, these smaller flies are attracted to your fruit bowl. They love overripe, ripe, rotten fruits and also vegetables. How to get rid of fruit flies.
Blow Fly: Blow flies also known commonly as bluebottles they are metallic green or blue. Their size can be medium to large for a fly and they are attracted to dead animal carcasses and animal faeces. How to get rid of blow flies.
Cluster Fly: Cluster flies have small stripes just behind their head; also you will notice grey and black patterns on their abdomens. These flies also known as Attic flies like to set up shop in your house and once they do can be hard to eradicate. Lucky they show no interest in human food which lowers the health risks against humans. Getting rid of cluster flies.
Drain Fly: Drain flies aka Moth flies are hairy flies with small abdomens large antennae and leaf shaped wings. These are small flies that are attracted to your bathroom as well as your kitchen, they lay eggs in any decaying matter within a water source such as a blocked drain or plug hole. Get rid of drain flies.
Flesh Fly: Flesh flies grow up to about 18mm as adults and they are normally brown, white or black. These flesh flies have big red eyes. Similar to blow flies, Flesh flies are attracted to dead animal bodies and animal faeces. Learn how to get rid of flesh flies
Crane Fly: Crane flies also called daddy longlegs are large flies ranging from 8mm – 65mm. They have long skinny wings, abdomens and legs they are also brown, gold or grey in colour. They are attracted to any decaying plant material on your lawn and your house lights. Crane flies pose no real health risk to humans but they pose a risk to crops and garden plant life. Get rid of Crane flies
Black Fly: Black Flies are small flies that grow to at max 5mm and are normally black or grey. The female black fly sometimes bites humans to take our blood. The black flies bites can be very painful, itchy and sore. There is also a risk of diseases from Black fly bites. They are attracted to running water sources.
Horse Fly: Horse flies have an extremely painful bite on them. There is a chance of disease and illnesses following a Horse fly bite. Horse flies grow from 6-30mm the smaller kind known as Deer flies whilst the larger are Horse flies. Horse flies are found in hot and sunny climates and are attracted to marsh lands, areas with soft moist soil.
White fly: White Flies are becoming a real problem for gardeners and crop growers, These small flies suck sap from plants leading to growth issues. If you live in a warm climate or have a greenhouse you may of already had a run in with this pests. The good news is white flies are fairly easy to get rid of. White fly Control
Mosquito: Mosquitoes are flies and are well known for their part in spreading diseases such as Malaria and Yellow Fever. Mosquitos have long abdomens and wings, colours range from brown to yellow. Mosquitos are attracted to standing water for example a pond or even a bucket of rain water. It is estimated that Mosquitos infect around 250 million people per year with diseases such as malaria.
Once you have Identified the type of Fly you have to get rid of, You can move on to the next stage which will be removing potential breeding grounds and making and setting traps to get rid of flies. Step by step guide to get rid of flies.