Fly and flying insect control

Flying insects and house flies can become a major annoyance to your property. Not only are they able to spread disease, but they also create mess with droppings, staining paint and tarnishing furniture.


The flies encountered in urban and industrial premises can be of many types, but it is generally accepted that those which are regarded as pests are those which spread disease through contamination cause physical damage and are a general nuisance many moth species like the brown house moth and the common clothes moth can cause serious damage.

Artificial lights interfere with an insect’s ability to detect the moonlight. They appear brighter and radiate their light in multiple directions. Once an insect flies close enough to a light bulb, it attempts to navigate by way of the artificial light, rather than the moon hence why flying insects are attracted to the light.

Flying insects within the home or workplace are not just a nuisance, some flies such as bluebottles and house flies can contaminate foodstuffs.

Flies generally prefer corners and edges or thin objects to rest on.

Indoors, they rest on floors, walls, and ceilings during the day. Outdoors, they will rest on plants, the ground, fence wires, garbage cans, etc. Night resting places are usually near sources of food and 5 to 15 feet off the ground. Wide variety of food, including human food, animal food, and carcasses, garbage and excrement.

Flying insects can be an all year problem depending on the environment and what type of flying insect you are dealing with.

Common house flies, bluebottle flies, and mosquitos are more prevalent during the hot summer months where other flying insects can be very active still during the colder months. Depending on their environmental conditions and food source they can survive easily.

Apex Property Solutions has a range of control methods such as Ultraviolet lights, residual treatments and integrated controlling methods to help prevent against flying insects.

Our technicians at Apex Property Solutions will give advice on effective proofing, hygiene maintenance and treatments can be tailored to your situation.

Get in touch with us now to sort your property maintenance and pest control needs.