Fly infestations are a common problem the world over. The most common fly infestations our fly control team deal with include house flies, cluster flies, fruit flies and phorid flies.
House flies are a major problem for homes and businesses during the summer months. They enter properties in search of organic matter to feed on. Although a house fly has a typically short lifespan of 7-10 days, it can breed as many as 10 – 12 generations in a single summer. If they are breeding inside your property, or constantly gaining access to feed, then you’re likely to have a big fly problem to deal with!
Cluster flies are another common type of indoor fly infestation. This type of fly is characterised by its sluggish behavior and low bumbling buzz. Flies in the house late at night when the lights are on are likely to be cluster flies. You might notice them bouncing around with agitation near a light fitting or close to light bulbs. This is a sure sign you have cluster flies in the house, and that you could have a cluster fly infestation in your loft.
Cluster fly infestations are notoriously difficult to get
rid of, so it is strongly advised that if you have a cluster
fly problem, you call in a reputable fly control specialist.
Positive Environmental are experts in fly control. Whether you have a fly problem in your home or on your business premises, our fly control team will:
- Identify the type of fly that is causing the problem: house fly, cluster fly, fruit and filter flies, phorid fly, etc.
- Consider the reason for your fly problem – for example, breeding sites in your property, entry points, etc.
- Determine the most appropriate treatments to control the flies
- Give you information and advice on fly and general insect pest control to help prevent your fly problems reoccurring
Our fly control services are available 24/7. We operate a fixed and fair price policy for the best value for money fly control service in Worcester, Hereford, Gloucester and the West Midlands.
Trust the local professionals. Trust Positive Environmental to get rid of your fly problems…for good!
Call 0800 9788 934
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There are over 100,000 types of fly.
Flies living in close association with
man are generally dirty insects with
Common and Lesser House Fly
Very common and are active fliers,
able to travel several miles. They
breed in rotting vegetation or
animal faeces.They transmit disease and can
spoil food, as well as being a
nuisance. They can be a severe
problem at refuse tips and in
animal breeding units.
Adults live harmlessly outside in
summer, but may enter buildings
(especially roof spaces) in autumn
to hibernate in clusters, sometimes
in vast numbers. They also cluster
in nooks and crannies, and may
emerge during warmer days. They
do not present a health risk, but
their large numbers can be a
The blood sucking Stable fly is a
relative of the house fly. They give
an unpleasant bite which can lead
to secondary infections, though
animals are more prone to being
bitten than humans. They are more
common in rural areas around
stables, cattle sheds, etc.
Blowfly (Blue and Greenbottles)
They readily enter buildings to find
breeding sites. They breed on dead
and decaying animal carcasses
and offal. They have an uncanny
ability to search out meat based
food in human establishments and
are known to spread disease. They
present a significant risk in
kitchens, food processing factories
Very common outdoors. Often
breed on rotting vegetation, fruit,
sour milk, etc. Very rapid breeders
and can cause vast clouds of flies.
Some species prefer feeding on
faeces, before settling on food
preparation areas, etc therefore
have the potential to spread
disease as well as being a
Large flies that will bite humans
and other animals to feed on blood.
The larvae are aquatic so the flies
are generally found in the
countryside with ponds and
For more detailed information and a free telephone consultation call 0800 9788 934.
Specialists in Pest and Vermin Control
www.positive-environmental.co.uk 01981 590534