Types Of Flies In The UK
DO FLIES CARRY DISEASE?
People associate flies with poor cleanliness, these pests annoy homeowners and disgust customers of may commercial business. Flies carry many disease organisms and can deposit these on any surface that they land on such as worktops, food items or bars.
The UK has a wide variety of species of flies that are classed as pests, due to the fact that they can be major carriers of diseases such as Salmonella spp. and E.coli. No matter what the species of fly you may have that presents a risk to your property, prevention is better than cure to protect your business’s reputation. Terminix has a number of methods at its disposal that can be deployed to control the risk of infestation.
All species of flies will live outdoors in the UK. They are highly mobile and will find the smallest gap to enter a building and infest favourable habitats with your property. Each species has its own niche as can be seen below.
House flies will infest any premise as they are attracted to any food source.
Blow flies such as bluebottles are the noisiest flies, and tend to be attracted to rotten meat, and overflowing bins.
Cluster flies are typically found in large numbers in attics or on south-facing walls/ windows in early spring and Autumn.
Fruit flies tend to be problematic in properties that contain fermenting fruit and other items such as beer and milk. They can also infest blocked drains.