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What is a Fly

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Flies are small flying insects that have two wings and a narrow body. There are over 16,000 species of fly, making them one of the most diverse groups of insects.

Flies are common pests that are often considered to be a nuisance. They come in a variety of colours, but they are typically dark-coloured with light stripes. The average fly is about 6 to 30mm in size. Flies have a small head and a thorax that is fused with their abdomen. They have two wings, which are covered in tiny hairs. They also have six legs, which are each equipped with sensors that help the fly to taste and smell its food. Flies typically eat decaying organic matter, but they can also spread diseases by contaminating food with their saliva or feces.

The majority of flies are harmless to humans, but some species can carry diseases or cause other problems. In Sydney, the most common fly species are the house fly, blowfly and fruit fly.

House flies are nuisances in homes and businesses, but they do not pose a serious health risk. Blowflies, on the other hand, can spread diseases such as gastroenteritis and salmonella. Fruit flies are often found near garbage cans or in kitchens, and they can contaminate food with bacteria.

In addition to causing public health concerns, flies can also damage crops and cost businesses money. For example, fruit flies can infest crops and cause them to rot. If you own a food business, it is important to take steps to prevent flies from becoming a problem.

Flies are attracted to food, garbage and animal faeces. They can smell rotting food from far away and are attracted to the sweetness of fruits. Flies are also able to sense carbon dioxide, which is exhaled by animals and humans, and this is how they find us.

Once they find food sources, they land on the food and regurgitate saliva which contains enzymes that start to break down the food. They then suck up the liquefied food. While feeding, they often defecate on the food through their straw-like mouths. They also defecate on food and surfaces, which transmit disease.

Flies are attracted to light, and will often be seen gathered around windows or lamps.

When a fly lands on something, it will typically walk around for a while before taking off again. This behaviour is known as "walking recruitment", and it helps the fly to spread diseases by picking up bacteria from one surface and transferring it to another.

Flies are also capable of flying long distances, and they will often migrate in search of a food source or suitable breeding ground conditions. As a result, they can easily spread diseases across large areas.

The Behaviour of a Fly

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Fly Life Cycle

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Flies go through four distinct stages in their life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. The time it takes to complete the cycle can vary depending on the species of fly, but it usually takes between 7 and 20 days. 

The first stage is the egg stage. Female flies lay their eggs near sources of food so that the larvae will have something to eat when they hatch. Each female can lay up to 500 eggs at a time. 

The second stage is the larva stage. When the eggs hatch, the larvae emerge and begin to feed. They go through several moults, shedding their exoskeleton as they grow. At the end of this stage, they stop eating and begin to spin a cocoon around themselves. 

The third stage is the pupa stage. The pupae are inactive and do not eat. They undergo metamorphosis inside their cocoons, emerging as adults after about a week. 

Adult Flies
After it emerges from its pupal stage, a fly is an adult. Adults live for about two weeks and during this time they mate and lay eggs so that the cycle can start all over again.

Because of their rapid reproduction cycle, flies can quickly become pests in homes and businesses.

Type of Fly species

In Sydney, there are three main types of flies that cause problems for homeowners and businesses - drain flies, fruit flies, and sewer flies. Each type of fly has its unique habits and preferences, but all of them are capable of spreading disease and filth.

Drain flies

Fruit flies

Sewer flies

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There are many different types of flies, and each one has its unique characteristics. One type of fly that is often found near drains is the drain fly. The drain fly is small, with a wingspan of only 2 to 3 millimetres. Its body is covered in short, hairy bristles, and its wings are translucent. When viewed from above, sink flies resemble miniature moths. As its name suggests, the drain fly is attracted to damp and humid environments. typically, it can be found near sinks, showers, and other wet areas.
Although it is not considered harmful to humans, drain fly issues can develop into a nuisance and multiply fast into a drain fly infestation.
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In Sydney, three primary types of fruit fly are commonly found: the Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni), the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) and the native bush fly (Bactrocera invadens). Each type of fruit fly has its unique behaviour and preferences, but all of them are attracted to ripe and decaying fruit. As a result, they can be a major pest for farmers and home gardeners alike. Fruit flies are often found in areas where there is a lot of fruit production, such as in orchards and market gardens. They can also be found in urban areas, where they may infest kitchens or other places where food is present.
To help prevent an infestation, it is important to keep foodstuffs covered and to dispose of any rotting fruit promptly. If you do findfruit flies in your home, contact your local agricultural department for advice on how to get rid of them.
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There are three common species of flies found in sewers in New South Wales, Australia. These are the Disable Fly, Black Soldier Fly and Blowfly. The Disable Fly is the largest of the three, measuring up to 9mm in length. It is dark brown or black and has a glossy body. The Black Soldier Fly is slightly smaller, measuring up to 7mm in length. It is black or dark grey and has a matte body. The Blowfly is the smallest of the three, measuring up to 5mm in length. It is black or dark grey and has a shiny body. All three species of fly are attracted to sewage, decaying food waste and animal waste making them a serious health hazard. They are commonly found near sewer grates, septic tanks or manholes.
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Fly infestations can cause

01 | Transmit diseases

Flies may seem like harmless creatures, but they can pose a serious threat to human health. They are known to transmit a variety of diseases and spread germs, including typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, and hepatitis. In addition, flies can spread foodborne illnesses by contaminating food with their saliva and feces. Some species of fly are also capable of causing myiasis, or an infestation of the body with fly larvae. Myiasis can lead to tissue damage and even death if left untreated. 
Flies do this in several ways, including contaminated food and surfaces with their saliva and feces, and carrying pathogens on their bodies. Flies can also transmit disease indirectly, by depositing eggs hatching into maggots that then invade tissues and cause infections.

02 | Bite humans

Flies are known to bite humans, which can cause irritation and swelling. If a fly bites a person who is allergic to fly saliva, the reaction can be severe.
Flies can bite humans because of their mouthparts. Their mouthparts are specifically designed to pierce human skin and they also contain saliva that numbs the area around the bite. This allows the fly to feed on blood without the human feeling much pain. In some cases, flies can transmit diseases through their bites. This is why it is important to be aware of where flies have been and to avoid letting them land on exposed skin.

03 | Nuisance

flies can be a nuisance, particularly when they swarm in large numbers. They can make it difficult to concentrate, and their constant buzzing can be very irritating.
Flies can create a nuisance when they swarm around garbage cans or dumpsters as they attract other pests, such as rats and cockroaches.

04 | Impact Business

First, flies are attracted to garbage and other sources of food, which can lead to unsanitary conditions. Second, flies can transmit diseases, including food poisoning, to humans and animals. Third, the presence of flies can be a major nuisance, driving away customers and employees. Finally, fly larvae can damage fabrics and other materials. In extreme cases, an infestation can even lead to the closure of a business.
Therefore, it is important to take steps to prevent and control fly populations.
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Preventative Measures to control Flies

Keep food and garbage disposals properly sealed. House flies are attracted to the smell of rotting food, so keeping your trash cans clean and covered will help to deter them.
Make sure that all doors and windows have screens. This will help to keep flies out of your home while still allowing fresh air to circulate.
If you do see a fly in your house, try to catch it and release it outdoors. 
Make sure to empty your trash regularly and keep it sealed tightly.
Regularly check for potential entry points for flies, such as cracks and small holes in screens or doors.
Keep your business clean and free of clutter. Flies will lay their eggs in dirt and debris, so a tidy space is less likely to attract them.
Pour boiling water down drains and sinks to kill drain flies
Install fly traps by a pest control technician
Have a pest control technician apply an insecticide fly bait around highly probable infested areas

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E1 Pest Solutions is the best choice for solving your fly infestation. We are your local experts in dealing with all types of flies, and we will work quickly and efficiently to identify to get rid of your problem. In addition, we use only the latest and most effective products and methods, so you can be sure that your fly issue will be resolved quickly and effectively. We also offer a satisfaction guarantee, so you can be sure that you will be happy with the results. We work with you to develop an integrated pest management program so if you have a fly issue, don't hesitate to call E1 Pest Solutions for pest control services. We will solve your problem quickly, effectively, and at a fair price.

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