Inoculand Ltd provides fly control in London from £89+vat for residential properties as well as commercial premises. The most common London flies pest control issues are down to fruit flies and blue bottle flies.
However there are many more type of flies such as drain flies and cluster flies that could affect your home. We can help you identifying what is at the heart of the fly infestation and offer long term solutions.
Fly Pest Control London
The difficulty with flies is that you need to treat extensively the space that is affected. As a first step we would spray residual insecticides on the surfaces where they normally rest. That would not only kill off whatever was directly sprayed, but also offer a lasting effect that will prevent flies from building up for several weeks.
Then depending on species and conditions, we can also carry out a fogging treatment that will reach flies anywhere they may hide and knock them down instantly. ULV treatments are very intrusive as the fog will diffuse throughout the room. Therefore it is paramount that all foods should be stored in sealed containers, and that all utensil and kitchenware should be washed afterwards.
Fly infestation in London
Flies are mostly unsightly and annoying above all when they are in large numbers. But they are also known to transmit pathogens such as Salmonella and E. coli. Cross-contamination is especially of concern for food premises.
Not taking care of a fly problem early enough could hence turn into a serious issue that could have detrimental consequences. So it is important to choose the methods for fly removal that will be most suited to your premises.
There are a wide range of electric fly killer on the market ranging from £30 to £1-200 that are directed mostly to the commercial sector. Electric fly Killers are designed to attract and kill flies that may be present into the room. You have 2 variant one container an electric grid that will zap them into peaces, and a more hygienic version that rely on sticky boards. But electric fly killers cannot as a stand alone would not achieve complete fly extermination.
Simply put the flies are the symptom of an underlying issue. Flies need suitable breeding grounds and conditions. Therefore the best strategy against flies would be to deprive them of it.
- keep them out: that may not be enough to prevent fruit flies infestations as the fruits and vegs you bring in may already contain eggs. Still placing fly screens can go a long way.
- keep it dry: flies need moisture for their life cycle. Washing areas, beer taps, mopping the floor with excess water will often provide suitable breeding grounds. Fix any leaks in plumbing above all under sinks.
- keep bins sealed: open bins will attract them and take them out daily or more often if needed. Clean and wash out bins on a regular hours.
- Keep it clean: any organic matter will allow them to thrive. Wash sinks, bins, shelves and food storage areas. Also think of the mop bucket and the mop that should be put to dry rather than kept inside the bucket.
Get Rid of Flies
Each fly species have their own preferences and biology. We can thus look back at where they may be coming from initially, and/or if there are inside our environment any conditions that are favourable to their development. Once you have identified the key aspects contributing to the fly infestation, then we can look into what can be implemented to mitigate them. Besides using pesticides-based fly control methods and traps, a major effort need to be implemented to eliminate suitable breeding sites.
Fruit Fly Control
We receive complaints from both the residential and commercial sector. But the scenarios and solutions vary dramatically . More often than not, when a tenant reports fruit flies in their home it will be linked to overripe fruit, old vegetables going off or the kitchen trash can. Then the solution is to have a better food turn over routine, and to take the rubbish out daily and replace the bin bag. I have often seen homes that rely on organic food from the street market having more of an issue. Sometime things can be also exacerbated by a poor cleaning routine.
Blue Bottle Flies Control
In London flies treatments are often required following a sudden outbreak of Blue Bottle flies within a property. The treatment knock them down in an ongoing fashion that will kill them as they come in the living space. Basically instead of having 100 flies flying around erratically, you have 100 flies dead on the floor. It is far from being a perfect solution but it allows the tenants to make use of the affected area.
In can be quite dramatic as a room can have at once 50-100 flies without apparent reason. The reality behind can be quite grim. Blue bottles flies often lay eggs in dead rodents, pigeons or other dead animals that may be found deep underneath the building, or possibly much closer underneath some floor boards or within a shaft. In other instances it can be linked to a rubbish bag that had been left unattended for too long.
So It can be a difficult call depending on how distressed the resident is. An infested rubbish bag can be easily disposed off. And ideally if we would remove the dead rotting animal that would be the end of it. The issue is that in most cases the body is not apparent. Normally at Inoculand Ltd we advise caution. We have seen many of our clients dismantling the floorboards and partitions at great expense without finding it?
The alternative is to wait it out. As the maggots will consume the rotting flesh and generate new flies, so will the rotting body dry off. At some point the fly life cycle will not be sustained and it will be the end of it. For a large rat or pigeon the episode could easily last 5 days, for a dead fox possibly 2-3 weeks.
House fly control
In food handling establishment, they can contaminate food and also put off your customers. Adult flies will be looking for human foods and never be far from their breeding sites. There are often seen as an opportunistic intruder best kept out using fly mesh, and dealt with using an electronic fly killer
Drain fly control
Also known as filter and sewage flies, they will often breed on decaying organic matter such as raw sewage and will need standing water to breed. They are often linked to a damaged drain pipe, possibly a back surge or grease/grime built up inside the drain. In some instance drain jetting can be carried out. But the simple use of a suitable floor and drain cleaner on a regular basis can be as efficient.
Commercial fly issues
Most of the commercial fly control in London we do take place in restaurants and bars. Every business is unique and so is the fly infestation affecting them. So there is no universal fly control program that can be implemented in all cases. Our pest control technicians have the tools and experience to chose the right strategy for you. To be an effective pest management process, it will need to be ongoing.
Other commercial premises that do not deal with food such as offices and retail units can also suffer from a fly pest control issue. The answer can be linked to food such as a banana being left inside drawers by an employee, or left overs being left for too long inside the bins. Sometime the fly infestation is linked to the surrounding area. It could be a nearby waste transfer stations or a sewer break?
The best strategy is starting with encouraging all employee to change their habits, remove food sources and use sanitation. From there, chemical remediation can be implemented as a last resort. A professional fly exterminator would hence apply a residual (spray) and eventually a non-residual (fogging) treatments.