Pest control service in Noordhoek & Fishoek
FLYING INSECTS    
HOUSE FLIES

Facts, Identification & Control

Latin Name
Musca domestica

Appearance
Usually gray, less than 4 to 7.5 mm long with four black stripes on the thorax.

Behavior, Diet & Habits
They 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.

Reproduction
House fly eggs are laid in almost any warm, moist material that will supply suitable food for the larvae. The female may lay a total of five to six batches of 75 to 100 eggs. In warm weather, eggs hatch in 12 to 24 hours.

Signs of a House Fly Infestation
The adult flies are the most common sign of activity. Larvae also may be seen as they crawl out the breeding material to pupate. Lastly, the pupae themselves may sometimes be observed nearby the breeding material.

More Information

House Fly Facts

The average life span for a house fly in the wild is less than one month. Houseflies pass through the egg, larval and pupal stages in approximately 10 days, after which adult flies emerge. House flies cease growth after emerging from their pupae.

House flies are covered with small hairs that serve as taste organs. Their compound eyes are extremely complex: thousands of individual lenses allow them a wide field of vision.

House flies are major carriers of disease. They are known to transfer over 100 pathogens resulting in ailments, including typhoid, tuberculosis, cholera and dysentery. House flies collect these pathogens on their legs and mouths when feeding on feces, trash and other decaying material.

House Fly Control
House flies can be a real nuisance when they are flying around. But they can also transmit diseases, so it is important to get rid of them. House fly control is not always as easy as it sounds. There is often more involved than a fly swatter. House fly control involves several steps, and The Orkin Man™ can help.

The first step is identification. It is easy to confuse house flies with several other fly species, including cluster flies. The different types of flies may look similar, but they require different control methods.

It is very important to identify the places where the flies have been depositing their eggs. It may be something simple like an uncovered trash can or a bowl of pet food on the patio. However the house fly breeding site could be something that is not obvious. The breeding site must be cleaned up or removed. If the breeding site is not removed, the flies will continue to be a problem.

VERM-X staff are trained to spot these breeding sites during the inspection. The operator will also point out any structural issues, like torn screens or damaged weather stripping that the flies could use to get inside your home.

The next step is to eliminate the adult flies. Depending on the situation, it may be necessary to use fly bait, traps or an insecticide application. VERM-X can provide all of these tools available. Our technicians are trained to make the application correctly.

Most homeowners find that it saves time and energy to call the VERM-X office for help with house fly control.

We have technicians across the Western Cape which always puts a VERM-X operator within easy reach.

We do Pest control for crawling insects in the following areas:
Fly control in Athlone
Fly control in Atlantic Seaboard
Fly control on Bantry Bay
Fly control in Belhar
Fly control in Bellville
Fly control in Bergvliet
Fly control in Bishop Lavis
Fly control in Bishopscourt
Fly control in Bloubergstrand
Fly control in Blue Downs
Fly control in Bo-Kaap
Fly control in Bonteheuwel
Fly control in Bothasig
Fly control in Brackenfell
Fly control in Brooklyn
Fly control in Camps Bay
Fly control in Canal Walk
Fly control in Cape Flats
Fly control in Cape Town
Fly control in CAPE TOWN
Fly control in Capri Village
Fly control in City Bowl
Fly control in Claremont
Fly control in Clifton
Fly control in Clovelly
Fly control in Constantia
Fly control in Crawford
Fly control in Delft
Fly control in Diep River
Fly control in Durbanville
Fly control in Edgemead
Fly control in Electric City
Fly control in Epping
Fly control in Fish Hoek
Fly control in Foreshore
Fly control in Fresnaye
Fly control in Gardens
Fly control in Glencairn
Fly control in Goodwood
Fly control in Grassy Park
Fly control in Green Point
Fly control in Gugulethu
Fly control in Hanover Park
Fly control in Heathfield
Fly control in Helderberg
Fly control in Hout Bay
Fly control in Imizamo
Fly control in Kalk Bay
Fly control in Kalksteenfontein
Fly control in Kenilworth
Fly control in Kensington
Fly control in Khayelitsha
Fly control in Kirstenhof
Fly control in Kommetjie
Fly control in Kraaifontein
Fly control in Kuils River
Fly control in Lakeside
Fly control in Langa
Fly control in Lansdowne
Fly control in Lavender Hill
Fly control in Llandudno
Fly control in Lotus River
Fly control in Macassar
Fly control in Maitland
Fly control in Manenberg
Fly control in Marina da Gama
Fly control in Masiphumelele
Fly control in Milnerton
Fly control in Monte Vista
Fly control in Mouille Point
Fly control in Mowbray
Fly control in Muizenberg
Fly control in Newlands
Fly control in Noordhoek
Fly control in Northern Suburbs
Fly control in Northern Suburbs
Fly control in Nyanga
Fly control in Observatory
Fly control in Ocean View
Fly control in Oranjezicht
Fly control in Ottery
Fly control in Panorama
Fly control in Parow
Fly control in Pellican Park
Fly control in Philippi
Fly control in Pinelands
Fly control in Plumstead
Fly control in Retreat
Fly control in Rondebosch
Fly control in Rondebosch East
Fly control in Rosebank
Fly control in Salt River
Fly control in Samora Micheal
Fly control in Scarborough
Fly control in Schotse Kloof
Fly control in Sea Point
Fly control in Somerset West
Fly control in South Peninsula
Fly control in Southern Peninsula
Fly control in Southern Suburbs
Fly control in St James
Fly control in Steenberg
Fly control in Stellenbosch
Fly control in Strand
Fly control in Strandfontein
Fly control in Sun Valley
Fly control in Sunnydale
Fly control in Table View
Fly control in Tableview
Fly control in Tamboerskloof
Fly control in the Cape Flats
Fly control in the Northern Suburbs
Fly control in Thornton
Fly control in Three Anchor Bay
Fly control in Tokai
Fly control in Upper Woodstock
Fly control in Vredehoek
Fly control in Walmer
Fly control in Waterfront
Fly control in West Bea
Fly control in West Coast
Fly control in Wetton
Fly control in Woodstock
Fly control in Wynberg
Fly control in Yethu
Fly control in Zonnebloem
Pest control in Athlone
Pest control in Atlantic Seaboard
Pest control in Bantry Bay
Pest control in Belhar
Pest control in Bellville
Pest control in Bergvliet
Pest control in Bishop Lavis
Pest control in Bishops court
Pest control in Blouberg strand
Pest control in Blue Downs
Pest control in Bo-Kaap
Pest control in Bonteheuwel 
Pest control in Bothasig
Pest control in Brackenfell
Pest control in Brooklyn
Pest control in Camps Bay
Pest control in Century City
Pest control in Cape Flats
Pest control in Cape Town
Pest control in CAPE TOWN CBD
Pest control in Capri Village 
Pest control in City Bowl
Pest control in Claremont
Pest control in Clifton
Pest control in Clovelly
Pest control in Constantia
Pest control in Crawford
Pest control in Diep River
Pest control in Durbanville
Pest control in Edgemead
Pest control in Electric City
Pest control in Epping
Pest control in Fish Hoek
Pest control in Foreshore
Pest control in Fresnaye
Pest control in Montague Gardens
Pest control in Glencairn
Pest control in Goodwood
Pest control in Grassy Park
Pest control in Green Point
Pest control in Heathfield
Pest control in Helderberg
Pest control in Hout Bay
Pest control in Kalk Bay
Pest control in Kenilworth
Pest control in Kensington
Pest control in Kirstenhof
Pest control in Kommetjie
Pest control in Kraaifontein
Pest control in Kuils River
Pest control in Lakeside
Pest control in Lansdowne
Pest control in Llandudno
Pest control in Maitland
Pest control in Marina da Gama
Pest control in Milnerton
Pest control in Monte Vista
Pest control in Mouille Point
Pest control in Mowbray
Pest control in Muizenberg
Pest control in Newlands
Pest control in Noordhoek
Pest control in Northern Suburbs
Pest control in Observatory
Pest control in Ocean View
Pest control in Oranjezicht
Pest control in Ottery
Pest control in Panorama
Pest control in Parrow
Pest control in Pellican Park
Pest control in Pinelands
Pest control in Plumstead
Pest control in Retreat
Pest control in Rondebosch
Pest control in Rondebosch East
Pest control in Rosebank
Pest control in Salt River
Pest control in Scarborough
Pest control in Schotse Kloof
Pest control in Sea Point
Pest control in South Peninsula
Pest control in Southern Peninsula
Pest control in Southern Suburbs
Pest control in St James
Pest control in Steenberg
Pest control in Stellenbosch
Pest control in Strand
Pest control in Strandfontein
Pest control in Sun Valley
Pest control in Sunnydale
Pest control in Table View
Pest control in Tableview
Pest control in Tamboerskloof
Pest control in the Cape Flats
Pest control in Thornton
Pest control in Three Anchor Bay
Pest control in Tokai
Pest control in Upper Woodstock
Pest control in Vredehoek
Pest control in Waterfront
Pest control in Wetton
Pest control in Woodstock
Pest control in Wynberg