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    Flies are major pests as they spoil food, spread diseases, and cause allergic reactions. Flick Pest Control can rid your property of flies and prevent them from returning. Our expertise and professional treatments allow you to enjoy peace of mind with a fly-free home or business. Contact Flick Pest Control today to schedule a pest inspection and find the best solution for your fly problem.

    Our highly qualified technician will first identify the source of the infestation before applying insecticides to kill adult flies, and implementing measures to prevent future fly problems. Fly control comes in numerous forms, including chemical sprays, baits, traps, and fly screens. Our goal is to eradicate flies at all stages of their life cycle and ensure that the environment is not conducive to reproduction. To maintain good hygiene and stop the spread of diseases carried by flies, professional fly pest control is essential.

    Give flies the Flick for good with the help of our Flying Insect Control (FIC) solutions. Controlling flies involves more than just the use of a fly swatter!

    Commercial Pest Solutions

    Integrated Fly Solutions

    It is essential for businesses to prioritise the health and safety of their employees and customers. Flies not only pose a health risk but also damage property and reputation. Flick’s professional commercial pest control services provide tailored solutions to prevent and eliminate any pest infestations, ensuring a clean and hygienic environment for everyone. Our regular inspections and treatments help to maintain a pest-free workplace and protect your business from potential pest related damage. Trusting in Flick’s commercial pest control solutions is a smart investment in the long-term success and reputation of any business.

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    Common Fly Questions

    1. Why are flies pests?

      Flies are pests that can locate food sources up to 800 metres away. They carry germs and bacteria from feeding on various substances. Flies can transfer these germs to your food after landing on it. They are most active in sunny conditions and lay their eggs in damp areas near food. Female houseflies can lay up to 2,000 eggs in their lifetime, with each batch containing 75-100 eggs that develop into larvae within 24 hours.

    2. Do flies spread disease?

      Flies defecate every four to five minutes on average and can carry over 100 pathogens. They are known to transmit serious diseases like typhoid, tuberculosis, cholera, dysentery, hepatitis, salmonella, and parasitic worms. Flies can also be troublesome for livestock and pets, sometimes laying eggs in their crotches. Larvae can infest livestock, while adults are a nuisance and spread germs.

    3. Why are flies so prevalent in summer?

      Flies have a short life cycle but reproduce quickly and feed on a variety of foods. They are agile fliers and can be difficult to catch in flight. To control their population, it is important to reduce breeding sites. Surface sprays can be applied where flies rest during the night or when inactive. Baits can also be effective in attracting flies due to their scavenging behaviour.

    4. Why should I use professional treatment over DIY for flies?

      DIY methods may not completely eliminate fly breeding sites. They only offer temporary relief and can be costly. Professional flying insect control methods provide a long-term solution. Our Flying Insect Control units are perfect for homes and businesses, especially for food processing and storage facilities.

    5. How do Flick technicians treat a fly infestation?

      Flick’s pest control experts will first identify the flies on your property. An inspection will be carried out to find and remove breeding sites and clean them up. Your technician will also identify any structural issues that may be allowing flies to enter your home. The next step is to eliminate all adult flies using fly traps, baits, or insecticide, depending on the situation.

    Common Fly Species

    House Fly


    Grey in colour, approximately 4 -8mm long. The upper body is covered with four dark grey strips. The whole body has hair-like projections.


    When indoors, houseflies mostly rest near a human food source, such as on walls, ceiling or floors. Outside they can be found on the ground, on plants or on trash cans. Strong fliers, they can fly up to 8km in a single flight without resting. In warmer climates, they breed throughout the year. In colder climates, breeding usually stops before the winter. A fly only has sucking mouth parts, which means it can only ingest liquid and semi-liquids. When it lands on solid food, it vomits on it to create a solution, which it then sucks and contaminates the food.


    The housefly is the most widespread and annoying flying indoors pest as they circle around food, attempting to contaminate it with the diseases they carry (e.g. salmonella, hepatitis, cholera, dysentery and poliomyelitis). They are carriers of human diseases at their larvae stage. They feed on manure, food waste, lawn clippings, and decaying vegetable and animal matter.



    Blowflies are metallic blue, green or black and are noisy in flight. They are larger than houseflies at 8-10mm but resemble them in habits.


    Blowflies thrive in weather that is warm and humid. They don’t do well in extreme conditions with wind, extreme dry heat or very cold weather. The female blow fly has to consume some protein before she can mate, whereas the male blow fly is sexually mature when it’s born. The eggs are usually laid in openings of a cadaver or wounds. The larvae then feed on the decaying material. It then takes 24-48 hours for the eggs to hatch. With up to 300 eggs deposited each breeding cycle, it’s important to get a blowfly infestation under control quickly.


    The Blowfly can be found near any type of fresh meat or roadkill. The meat of dead animals is essential for their growth from larvae (maggots) to adult, and the female adults lay their eggs on the carcasses of dead animals. Blowflies are also attracted to plants that give off smells resembling rotting meat and are therefore good pollinators. They can also infest the wounds of living animals; this can have a sterilising effect but can also destroy healthy tissue.

    Fruit Fly


    Very small, oval. 2 – 4mm in length. Tan in appearance with red or dark eyes. Grey underbelly.


    Fruit flies lay their eggs near the surface of fermenting foods or other moist, organic materials. The tiny larvae which emerge continue to feed near the surface. They have enormous reproductive potential. Given the opportunity, they will lay around 500 eggs. The entire lifecycle from egg to adult can be completed in about a week. While they are especially attracted to fruits and vegetables, they will also breed in drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cleaning rags. They just need a moist film of fermenting material.

    Moth Fly


    Moth flies (or Drain flies) are small, about 3mm. They are usually black or brown and have a unique pattern of veins on their wings, as well as numerous hairs.


    Moth flies can be found in moist, highly organic debris areas and also breed in moist, shady areas outdoors such as under potted plants. Good hygiene and drying out areas can help prevent them – clean dirty garbage containers, wet lint under the washing machine and any areas of standing water. The breeding sites will need to be found and destroyed.


    Moth flies are commonly found in grease traps and sewage treatment works, where they breed their larvae. When they’ve found the right conditions, they are prolific breeders! In the home, they can be found in bathrooms, damp subfloors, greenhouses and other locations where moisture and decay are present. Easy to identify, as they resemble mini bats. Thanks to the tiny hairs all over their bodies, Moth flies leave a powdery smudge when crushed.

    I found Flies! Help!

    Don't worry, we're here to help. Follow these steps to stay safe until help arrives!

    • Call a Professional

      Call Flick Pest Control Immediately.

      If you encounter flies in your home or business, you may be dealing with an infestation. Don’t wait until the problem gets out of hand – we can help protect your property and ensure the health and safety of those around you. Fill out the form below or call 0800 710 010 today.

    • Leave the Flies Alone

      Trust Flick Pest Control to handle the situation

      Our pest control technicians have the knowledge, experience, and tools necessary to effectively and safely eliminate pests from your home or business. Attempting to treat flies on your own can be risky and may not fully eradicate the problem.

      We will and ensure a safe and effective outcome for your property.

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      Don’t Go Looking Around!

      Flick’s pest control experts will perform a thorough inspection of the property to identify any areas where flies may be present, followed by the development of a treatment plan tailored to the specific needs of the situation. By implementing effective pest control strategies, we can help ensure a pest-free environment for you.

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