5 Signs You Have Flies On Your Premises

If you’ve ever had a fly buzzing around your head all day, you’ll know how much of a nuisance they can be. But what about when there’s more than one fly and they seem to have invaded your business premises?
A fly infestation is bad for business, especially businesses that deal with food. As most people know, flies carry and spread diseases. In fact there are more than 100 pathogens associated with the house fly, including Salmonella and E. coli. This isn’t surprising when you consider that flies feast on rotting waste among other things. And we don’t need to tell you that the repercussions for your business could be very serious. Imagine your stock gets contaminated and it costs you a fortune. What if a customer got ill from your product and decided to name and shame your business on social media?
If you suspect you have flies on your premises, you have to act fast. Flies breed fast and some species mature very rapidly, so before you know it, you could be dealing with a full-blown infestation.
But before you do anything, you need to know if you do actually have a fly infestation. Would you know how to spot the signs that you have flies on your premises?
5 signs you have flies on your premises
If there’s a fly infestation on your business premises, you’ll notice these 5 tell-tale signs:
Clusters of tiny dark spots: This is the marks left by their faeces and you’ll notice these in light fittings, around windows, and on walls.
Live flies: Naturally, if you have a fly infestation on your premises, you’ll see flies regularly around bins, food, drains, or where there’s standing water.
Dead flies: Whether it’s because you’ve swatted or trapped them, or they’ve just come to the end of their lifecycle, you might see a number of dead flies around your premises.
Maggots: These are fly larvae and they can often be found in rotting waste and other places where flies have laid their eggs.
You, your customers, or employees are getting ill: Because flies carry so many pathogens, they can cause some nasty illnesses like food poisoning which can make people very sick.
Suspect there are flies on your premises?
If you’ve seen one or more of the 5 signs of flies, you need to act fast to protect your business and your reputation.
You could try DIY options which might have some effect on the number of adult flies, but the key to getting rid of flies from your premises is not just eradicating them, it’s treating potential breeding sites too.
Contego can help you protect your business by dealing with the infestation and working with you to carry out the best possible treatment for your situation.
From proofing measures to the most effective eradication treatments, we can help get rid of flies and keep them out of your premises for good.
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