Knockout Pest Control Services

Bucks / Berks / Middx /
West London : 01753 882182

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Flies

Knockout PCS is able to advise on a range of flies including:

Green Bottle FlyBlue / Green Bottle Fly

The green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata) is a common blowfly. It is 10-14 mm long, slightly larger than a housefly, and has brilliant, metallic, blue-green or golden colouration with black markings. It has black bristle-like hair and three cross-grooves on the thorax. The wings are clear with light brown veins, and the legs and antennae are black.

Blue Bottle FlyThe blue bottle fly (Calliphora vomitoria) is also a common blow-fly. It is the same size as the green bottle fly. The head and thorax are dull gray and the abdomen is bright metallic blue with black markings. Its body and legs are covered with black bristle-like hair. The eyes are red and the wings are clear. The legs and antennae are black.

A female blue or green bottle fly lays her eggs where she feeds, usually in decaying meat, rubbish, or feces. Pale larvae (maggots), soon hatch from the eggs and immediately begin feeding on the decomposing matter where they were hatched. After a few days of feeding, they are fully grown. At that time they will crawl away to a dry place where they can burrow into soil or similar matter to pupate into tough brown coccoons. After two or three weeks, the adults emerge to mate, beginning the cycle again. During cold weather, pupae and adults can hibernate until warmer temperatures revive them.

Fruit FlyFruit / Vinegar / Filter Fly

The fruit fly is only 2mm long and has a 3-4mm wingspan. It has a fat greyish yellow body and a cross striped abdomen. This fly makes its habitat and breeds in more commercial areas such as breweries, vineyards / wine producers, vinegar factories and fruit processing. The female adult lays around 20-25 eggs a day with the adult sometimes developing within 8 days at 30oC.

House FlyHouse Fly

The House Fly is approximately 6mm long has a wingspan of 10mm and has a slightly hairy grey / black chequered abdomen. It is normally found around areas of poor hygiene such as dustbins and waste areas where it will lay up to 150 eggs in discarded food. The eggs will hatch to larvae / maggots withing 8 to 48 hours and look white and opaque and pointed. It will adult fly will hatch after pupating after three-four weeks and the house fly will go on to live for 25-50 days. The season is normally from April to November.

Cluster FlyCluster Fly

This is around the same size as a house fly 6mm long and 10mm wingspan but has a bristly yellow and black marked abdomen with large reddish eyes. The Female cluster fly lays eggs on damp soil and leaf matter and within a week the larvae hatch, seek out an earthwork to pupate in. They will enter houses and other buildings to find harbourages for the winter in late September - November when the temperature falls.

Fly Control

Knockout Pest Control uses different methods for each of the above flies. If you believe you have an infestation, contact us and we will undertake a survey on your behalf and where there is a problem deal with it.

Knockout Pest Control : 33 Pennington Road, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 9PH
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