Pest Control in London & Essex

Safeguarding Homes and Businesses from Pests

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Fly Control


Public Awareness

The flies that inhabit our homes, businesses and surrounding areas are commonly considered to be extremely unsanitary insects with distasteful habits which is an accurate conclusion though there is a minority which are more of a nuisance than a hygiene risk that being said, all are capable of contamination.
Some fly species are extremely small (visible if clustered or at near sight) whilst others have a fairly large presence which can be sighted quite easily. Flies are known for contaminating foodstuffs and spreading disease due to the unsanitary areas or waste they come into contact with before entering a premises. Alternatively they are able to spawn from the carcasses of mammals and rodents in the form of a larvae eventually becoming flies though carcass flies live for shortened durations (commonly between 1 - 5 days). Depending on the species they can be found in or around waste storage areas, water source areas, foodstuffs, Plants or Vegetables, garden areas, loft spaces and deceased vertebrates .
Flies are highly likely to come into contact with a number of unsanitary areas over a short duration transferring bacteria and spreading disease whilst contaminating any touched making them a high risk pest even though their presence may seem insignificant. They are also capable of laying eggs within the 100's making their eradication extremely urgent before an infestation becomes out of control..


Steel Guard Pest Control are experts in Property Inspection, Fly Control, Pesticide Treatments, Prevention Methods & Techniques whilst providing knowledgeable advise with recommendations to prevent a reoccurring infestation. We aim to effectively resolve infestations as swiftly and efficiently as possible (which can depend on the circumstances of an infestation).

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Personal Preventative Measures

How to get rid of Flies!

Depending on the severity of an infestation, preventing flies can seem either unnecessary or next to impossible as most occupants expect them to leave a premises as fast as they've entered, alternatively they may be in abundance and occupants cannot determine what the source of their presence maybe. That being said, there still are a number of preventative measures that can be carried out by occupants to prevent or reduce their activity if not get rid of them before or whilst a fly treatment is in progress which are listed below:
  • Your home or place of work should be Regularly Sanitised ensuring all work surfaces (or any surfaces) are free from food spillages and that any type food, human or animal waste (whether internal or external) is cleared, contained appropriately and discarded within external bins with the lids intact.
    1. Keep Prepped/Cooked Foods covered and Opened Foods in sealed containers to prevent contact and/or contamination.
    2. Ensure Rotting & Decaying foods are also contained and discarded externally as certain types of fly species will become attracted.
    3. Ensure House Hygiene is upheld within and around the sink, toilet and drainage areas.

  • Ensure Curtain Nets are regularly washed as they are secreted in fly pheromones drawing other flies which encourages breeding.
  • Fly Screens for windows and doors come in many forms, shapes and sizes and are a good deterrent against flies entering a property.
  • Try Hanging Fly Paper or using Areosole Pesticides purchased from a DIY store for a persistent presence of flies.

And last but not least, the best course of action to take would be to contact Steel Guard Pest Control for a survey and preventative programme to be carried out! We also install Fly Screens and Electronic Fly Killers (EFKs) for commercial kitchens & restaurants!

Facts of a Fly's Life