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Flies are the most common insects on the planet. They prefer warmer temperatures and exist in 

every part of the world except the polar ice caps. 


Flies are transmitters of diseases because when

they feed on wastes, carcasses, faeces etc. they collect pathogens on their legs and mouths.

These pathogens are then transferred to food on tables or counters when they land again. Every

time a fly lands, it sloughs off thousands of microbes which can cause serious illnesses like

diarrhoea, food  poisoning etc. Flies spread diseases because of their breeding and feeding habits. They regurgitate on solid food and then feed on the liquid. They are capable of transmitting disease when they vomit or just walk on surfaces.

There are thousands of species of flies with some fly species that bite and pose serious

health risks. For example, the housefly that are more commonly associated with home dwellings; transmit a wide range of diseases including Salmonella and E.coli. An infected person can be down with typhoid, cholera and dysentery. 

The best way to repel flies is through simple, preventive measures. 

  • Exclusion – means to keep flies out and prevent them from entering, such as keeping doors and windows closed, installing fly screens and sealing entry points to keep these pest out of your premise

  • Sanitation – good housekeeping and hygiene practices like covering rubbish bins, covering food or keeping them in closed containers, keeping surfaces clean, removal of animal faeces, decaying plant and removal of stagnant water to prevent any breeding and contamination




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Pragas Hunters will carefully inspect the area to assess the source of breeding and level of infestation. Our licensed Hunters will advice on targeted fly control solutions customised to your requirements. Some of these treatment/ solution may include installation of Insect Light Trap especially if you run a Food & Beverage business, Manufacturing Plant, Food Processing areas etc. Coupled with slick design our Light Traps are safe and hygienic because it uses technology to attract these insects and then traps them on a hidden glue board. 

Odourless, low toxic and environmentally friendly insecticides can may be used through fogging or ultra low volume (ULV) space spray to leave a residual effect to reduce fly population. Contact us to find out more on how we can get rid of these flying insects from your premise!

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