Biology

Domestic flies all have a similar life cycle. There are four stages of growth -egg, larva (or maggot), pupa, and adult. Depending upon the type of fly, it may take about one to four weeks for the cycle to be completed. Eggs are laid by the female fly onto breeding material, usually dead animal or vegetable material. Most flies prefer the breeding material to be moist, but not liquid. Eggs can hatch very quickly, about 12 hours, after being laid. The larva is a small, white or cream-coloured, worm-like stage that hatches from the egg. The larva burrows into the breeding material where it feeds and grows for several days. Usually, the larva leaves the breeding material and moves to a dry, protected place just before becoming a pupa. There are few common types of flies that can be found in Malaysia: (1)Houseflies, (2) Fleshflies, (3)Blowflies, (4)Fruit flies and (5)Drain flies. 

Hazards

Besides contaminating food with eggs and maggots, flies can carry bacteria that cause intestinal diseases. Flies can travel from faecal material to our food very easily, carrying bacteria with them on body hairs or the sticky pads on their feet. When feeding, flies expel saliva and faeces that may also contain bacteria. Sometimes flies will lay eggs or maggots on the flesh or wounds of man and animals.

Treatment

  • Proper Inspection

  • Residual Spraying Treatment for Flies

      (Registered insecticide  - Safe & Effective)

  • Ultra-Light Fly Trap with glue board

      (Non-poison products - Safe & Effective)

  • Pheromone Fly Trap

  • Cleanliness and Hygiene must be maintained

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