Flies are more than a nuisance: Houseflies can carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria that have the capacity to cause antibiotic resistant illness. Landmark’s science-based Integrated Pest Management delivers methods drawn from cutting-edge research. Our technicians are equipped with modern, green methods that reduce reliance on pesticides.
Sanitation to Control Flies
Human-occupied spaces provide ideal breeding grounds for a range of fly species since they offer an abundance of warm decaying organic matter. Trash areas are an obvious source of fly harborage, but nearly every area can be a niche for a different type of fly.
Small amounts of organic debris are all that is required for flies to breed in a moist crevice. Restaurants, grocery stores, and food processing facilities often use pressure hoses to wash floors and the spray can force water and food debris into cracks where it stays moist, further decays, and serves as a breeding site. These areas where organic debris is harbored can host thousands of fly larvae.
It is inappropriate to utilize pesticides as space spray, as this will eliminate only the adult flies. Instead, Landmark uses an effective, long-term method for managing flies that seeks out and eliminates all breeding sites by eliminating food, water, warmth and harborage.
Phorid flies, which are small like fruit flies but do not have red eyes, are troublesome pests in food facilities and hospitals. The larvae of this fly are sometimes found in the wounds of patients. They often emerge from drains, because stagnant water and organic debris are an excellent substitute for the rotting vegetables and fruit they prefer to live on. Landmark uses nontoxic enzymatic drain cleaners that replace pesticides as the preferred green solution to solve drain fly problems.
Flies May Indicate the Presence of Animals
A sudden increase in Houseflies and Bottle flies may indicate the presence of animals. Animals denning in attics, under stoops or in walls attract flies and the presence of flies may indicate an animal problem. When an animal, such as a mouse or squirrel dies in a building’s wall or attic, flies begin to pupate and a single female Housefly can produce hundreds of offspring within two weeks.