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Pest Control Services


Pest Flies
Description There are many species of fly you may find indoors but the most common are as follows:

House Fly

More common in the warmer months when there are more outdoors. If find their way indoors can can cause a nuisance and a risk of food poisoning. Reason for large numbers outdoors could be damp soil, organic waste, leaking waste or local landfill.

Cluster Fly

Most common fly found in large numbers in roof spaces during autumn, winter and early spring. Land on south facing walls and retreat indoors until after the winter. Usually end up in the attick but if something is obstructing them they can end up inside a property and light fittings.

Fruit Fly

Look like very tiny house flies. Attracted to over ripe fruit or old beer can or wine bottles left out for recycling, containers containing compost or moist arreas like waste traps, sink units etc.
Self Treatment Treatment must involve finding and removing the source altogether, although flying insect aerosols will reduce the free flying numbers but this will not prevent new hatches.

Keeping doors and windows shut or screened will prevent flies reaching indoors.
Flies indoors can be reduced in number by sticky traps, electronic fly killers and automatic or manually operated aerosols containing pyrethroids.
Does the Council offer a Pest Control Service? Yes
Does the price include a revisit? 1
When should I expect a revisit? 7 days after 1st treatment if required
Customer action before appointment date Ensure general good house keeping. Depending on type of fly customer may be required to vacate property for up to to 2 hours or refrain from entering certain areas of the property as advised by PCO on arrival.
Treatment Process Depending on type of fly either aerosol or ultra low volume application of insecticide spray will be used in relevant areas. Safety Data Sheet issued to customer by PCO at time of appointment.
Approximately how long will treatment take? between 20-45 mins
Customer action after appointment Vacate treated areas or property as advised by PCO. Ensure continued good housekeeping. Follow instructions given by PCO. Monitor for 7 days and contact Council for re treatment only if required.
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