Not only are the house fly and filth flies annoying pests. They sometimes cause serious harm to humans and animals.

By definition, the House Fly, stable and mosquitoes are flies or Diptera. Additionally, these insects while feeding on the blood of humans and animals also carry disease and can cause painful bites.  

Moreover, flies transfer organic matter such as poop and garbage. They also move matter by using their legs and mouths. Consequently, it doesn't take long for them to transfer bacteria to food and other surfaces.

All in the Family

Diptera means “two wings.” True flies have two wings (one pair), instead of the four wings (two pair) found in other types of winged insects. Noteworthy, they prefer moist organic material where they can lay eggs.

Moreover, these habits make this insect scavengers, but it also brings them in contact with humans and animals. Hence, house flies carry diseases like: typhoid cholera, salmonella, dysentery and tuberculosis.

Sanitation and Control

The key to managing all flies is sanitation, sanitation! Get rid of breeding sites. First of all, areas and materials to which they are attracted to and/or where they lay eggs.

However, this is usually not enough to totally wipe out nor prevent House Fly infestations. Without cleaning, any other method of control becomes useless.

Trash should be kept in closed containers using trash bags and cans with tight lids. Dumpsters should be kept as clean as possible. Emptied regularly and kept far away from buildings. Furthermore, omit l any areas of extreme moisture. 

Sticky fly paper is one effective type of fly trapping.While the use of sticky paper is not the only means of managing the House Fly or filth fly problems. In some cases, chemical control is a powerful answer.

Residual products can be applied to outdoor surfaces where flies rest. Areas such as the outside deck, backyard, restaurants and houses. Some pesticide are also available for outdoor house fly control.