Pest Control for Flies, Wasp & Moths
Flies in Ireland are considered a pest due to the fact that they carry and spread numerous diseases such as Salmonella and E. Coli. They can infest a home or business in a relatively short space of time.
PestGuard Flying Insect Services
Flying insect infestations (such as flies) pose a very serious threat as they spread dangerous germs due to the nature of the pest’s unhygienic eating habits. These flying insects are known to carry diseases such as salmonella and eColi. It is therefore imperative that organisations take a proactive approach to flying insect control.
PestGuard Electric Fly Killer Range
PestGuard offers a range of the best Electric Fly Killers on the market helping customers to combat flying insect pests. For more information on our range of Electrical Fly Killers please see our brochures EFK Units.
PestGuard Electric Fly Killer Maintenance
In order to maintain the effectiveness and efficiency of any electric fly killer unit it is necessary that a full maintenance service is carried out on a unit at least once every year. PestGuard offer maintenance contracts for all our Electric Fly Killer units including non Pestguard brands. Our Electric Fly Killer maintenance includes the changing of EFK bulbs and starters as well as a full cleaning and audit of the unit on at least one occasion per annum.
PestGuard Fly Spray Treatments
PestGuard offers a variety of reactive fly spray treatments against active flying insect infestations. These treatments consist of in-depth audits to ascertain the source of the problem, comprehensive treatment of all infested areas and hygiene guidelines designed to eliminate the current infestation and prevent the emergence of any other.
House Fly (Musca Domestica)
House flies are extremely common in Ireland and are attracted to all types of food and waste. Having a number of adult flies on your premises is normally a sign that there is a more serious underlying problem. They are a major carrier for disease and can pass a number onto humans.
The first evidence you will see will be the Adult Flies. On Closer inspection once these are seen evidence on the Larval stage may well be found in or around food or general waste.
- Adult is between 5-8mm in length
- Covered with small hairs
- Buff or yellow Abdomen
- Large Complex compound Eyes
- Larvae are approx. 12mm in length and white in colour
House flies complete their life cycle relatively quickly
Eggs are laid in batches of 100-150 and hatch within 72 hours
The larvae then takes anything approx. 40 days to mature depending on conditions
The Pupae then takes up to 30 to mature to fly state
Filter Fly (Psychodedae)
Filter flies are mainly associated with sewage and areas of stagnant water. The larvae burrow into and feed off organic matter. Also known as drain fly they can infest pubs, and restaurants that have problems on their drains and sewage lines.
- 2mm in Length
- Grey Colour body that appears black
- Life Cycle
- Eggs hatch with 7 days
- Larvae mature within 10-40 days
- Pupae Mature to flie within 3 days
Fruit Fly (Drosophila species)
A family of very small (about 3mm) flies, some with prominent red eyes, characterised by a slow hovering flight in which the abdomen hangs down.
All are associated with rotting fruit and vegetables or fermenting liquids.
- 3mm In Length
- Bright red Eyes
- Yellow/Brown In Colour
- Breed in rotten fruit
- Developes into adult within 30 days sometimes shorter depending on conditions
- Adults live for between 2 –7 weeks
Clothes Moth (Tineola bisselliella)
There are several species of clothes moths, all of them characterised by folding their wings tent-wise along their backs.
The adults do no damage when feeding. It is the larvae which hatch from the sticky eggs that eat wool, hair, fur or feathers – with a preference for blankets, wool carpets, wool garments or upholstery that have been soiled with perspiration or food. The grubs are white caterpillars with golden-brown heads, which spin a hiding place of characteristic loose silk webbing, beneath which they feed.
They make irregular holes in textile fabrics and pupate as silken cocoons. The Case Bearing Clothes Moth grub produces an open ended cylindrical case of silk as it feeds, and attaches fibres of its food material to this in order to camouflage itself.
- Adult Clothes Moth is 6-7mm In Length
- Plain Golden Buff Wings
- Evidence of Moths
- Bar Patches on Carpets or Other Natural Cloths
- String Like Fibres in area
- Female lays eggs That adhere to the surface of fabric
- They hatch between 4-10 days later into Near Microscopic White Caterpillars and start feeding
- development to Pupae stage can take between 1 Month and 2 Years
- Cocoon is spun and development to adult takes between 10-50 Days
- Adult Moths can live for up to 30 Days