Flies come in all shapes and sizes. In most cases the presence of Flies indicate an underlying hygiene issue. Cape Town Pest Control are geared up to identify Fly species, root out the source and eliminate your Fly Infestation. We have a Fly Control Cape Town group of experts that are trained to identify Insect Species here in Cape Town. These local experts know all the Pest Species and their biology. This makes our treatments a cut above the rest. We treat the problem first, not the Pest.
Fly Control Cape Town are experts at identifying and treating Flies. Rather that only kill Pest Flies, they identify the source and treat the problem. This allows for long term and guaranteed Exterminations. Unlike many of our competitors we pride our self in safer and most effective Pest Control. Flies are part of our service, a service that few Pest Control companies handle. Fly Control Cape Town identify the fly species. Our years of Pest knowledge and field experience tell us the cause of the Flies and the best and safest treatment possible.
Fly Control Cape Town do things the right way
No body likes Flies buzzing around the middle of your room during the day ans hiding at night. What about those Flies that pop up as soon as your start cooking. Here in Cape Town Flies are very common, they could be in your home for a reason or just casual intruders that loiter a little too long. What ever the case let Fly Control Cape Town do things the right way.
During each and every Fly Extermination carried out here in Cape Town, our staff will carry out a full site examination. This will help us identify the Fly species and any potential causes. We will remove or make recommendations regarding the removal of a source, treat the Fly Infestation and make recommendations for long term results.
The recommendations could be anything from fitting Fly Screens to putting a lid of your garbage bin. Fly Control Cape Town are here to help by making your environment less Fly friendly.
Flies in Cape Town
Flies are mostly natures clean up crew. Unlike many other Flying Insects, they indicative of a very specific problem. Blow Flies feed off carrion and dead animals while Vinegar Flies help decompose over ripe fruit. Fly Control Cape Town can identify the species of Flies in your Cape Town home and help keep them away. Here are a few of the more common Fly Species locally.
House Fly Control Cape Town
House Flies are probably the most common Fly Species found here in Cape Town. Also known as Stable Flies or Lesser House Flies, these pesky critters that are commonly found buzzing their way through your kitchen window right to your dustbin or food your busy preparing. Although not always indicative of a hygiene problem House Flies carry nasty diseases from their preferred meal “animal feces” to yours. Fly Control Cape Town can help control there disease vectors.
Adult House Flies in Cape Town are about 6mm – 7mm in length with females being a bit larger than males. They have four longitudinal white stripes on their thorax with their wings having a see through yellowish tinge to them. A female House Fly can lay up to 100 eggs at a time. Its these guys that are mostly responsible to Fly Maggots in or around your bin Bags.
Fruit Fly Control Cape Town
Fruit Flies or Vinegar Flies are those found in bars and restaurants alongside other nasties such as Rats and Cockroaches. Ever noticed tiny Midges buzzing around your table while trying to eat? Chances are they are Fruit Flies. These Flies are mostly a sign that there is a potential hygiene problem. Fruit Flies are attracted to sweet, fermented or over ripe plant matter. This could be anything from the odd rotten tomato to last years chopped greens, dropped and forgotten behind the the freezer.
Drosophila melanogaster or your Common Fruit Fly has one of the shortest life spans of all flies. It Takes only 7 days from egg to dead. Fruit Flies are a yellow-brown in color with brick red eyes. They are about 2.5mm in length with females easily differentiated from males with a black patch on their abdomen. Fruit Flies in Cape Town are especially an issue due to their short life cycle and their short life span. Ask Fly Control Cape Town for a positive identification and to root out the source.
Blow Fly Control Cape Town
Blow Flies or as affectionately referred to “brommers’ here in Cape Town are also quite a nuisance. Blow Flies play an important role in natures clean up crew. Blow Flies strictly feed on decaying flesh. This could be anything from a rotten old steak you tossed last week to a dead animal. Blow Flies are potentially even a sign that that odd smell is about to be bug food. Fly Maggots from Blow Flies are ferocious feeders and can devour a dead Rodent in a couple days.
Blow Flies also known as Blue Bottles or Carrion Fly adults are about 8mm – 11mm in length. They are excessively hairy with bristle like hairs covering their entire body. Blow Flies are can he heard before seen and often heard zooming around the room.
Diseases spread by Flies in Cape Town
Flies are pretty much the most nasty Insects to have around. House Flies alone are known to transmit at least 65 different diseases to humans. The fact these Flying Insects move from one unsavory food source to the next makes them a major health threat to any home or business here in Cape Town. Fly Control Cape Town Experts are leaders in Fly and Pest Management. Here are some of the diseases spread by flies in Cape Town.
- Cholera – This is a potential fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine. Symptoms include severe vomiting and diarrhea.
- Conjunctivitis – This is a common eye disease. Swelling and pain in the see through layer of your eye called the conjunctiva.
- Salmonellosis – This is a common food borne bacteria transmitted by many Flying and Crawling Insects.
- Tuberculosis – Also known as TB, this is a chronic and potentially deadly bacteria that grows in your lungs. Common symptoms include a bad chesty cough, weight loss and eventual dead if not treated.
- Typhoid fever – This highly infectious fever is a bacterial infection that causes spots on your chest and abdomen.
- Leprosy – Is an infectious disease that affects your nervous system, skin, mucus membranes and in severe cases it can cause disfigurement and deformities.
- Anthrax – Also a bacterial disease that affects your skin and lungs. It can cause severe ulcerations of the skin and pneumonia.
Fly Control Cape Town can solve your Fly Infestation
So we have briefly scraped the surface of Flies in Cape Town, what causes then as well as the diseases they spread. Its up to each and every one of us to ensure our home or workplace of clean and Fly free. Fly Control Cape Town can help with that, by knowing the biology of the Insects we can deliver you with the best Fly eradication service here in Cape Town.
If you reside locally and are looking for a free and no obligation quotation. Feel free to give us a call, Cape Town Pest Control has a wide variety of services on offer. Fly Control is just the tip of the ice berg. Call us right away and have a experienced member of our Cape Town team at your door in no time.