Having an infestation of flies in your home or business is an unpleasant experience which causes not only stress but smell, as well as being a difficult problem to 'clean up'.
Caused by rapid reproduction, a fly has a life span of only 2 weeks but can produce another thousand flies in this time leaving you with a fly problem.
To help you be fly free, we need to find the source of the problem quickly. A fly will look for rotting food or other decaying matter, such as rotting plants. At the source, it will lay its eggs – around 250 of them – but then will continue laying until the end of its life.
After 24 hours or so, from the egg will hatch a white, maggot-like creature that after 5 days will become a pupa, forming into a full-fledge fly within another 48 hours.
Dustbins, compost bins, anywhere in fact that has a ready food source for when the eggs hatch will attract a fly to it as a potential breeding ground but the source needn't necessarily be outside; there are cases where the fly has laid eggs undetected within the kitchen or other areas of the home.
There are many shop-bought treatments that can be used to sort out an emerging fly infestation problem, especially if you yourself have identified the source and removed it. However, for other customers, such as for landlords with vacant properties, the problem can be larger with more complex treatments needed.
If you seem to be plagued by flies and are not sure where they are coming from, call Pest Control Cornwall to arrange an onsite survey today!