Flying insects such as wasps, flies and moths can be a big problem in homes and businesses. Flies can contaminate food and spread diseases. Wasps are stinging insects and wasp nests can create real problems and moths can destroy clothing and textiles.
There are over 120,000 species of flies. Flies are considered pests as they are a risk to human health.
House Fly (Musca Domestica)
House flies are extremely common and are attracted to all types of food and waste. They carry and spread numerous diseases such as Salmonella and E. Coli.
Bluebottle( Calliphora Vomitoria)
Bluebottles or Blow Fly are mainly found on faeces, dust bins and dead animals. They are a known carrier of disease such as Salmonella and E. Coli.
Cluster Flies (Pollenia rudis)
They congregate in large numbers in top floors or roof spaces to hibernate and are a nuisance in the house.
Moths are seen as pests due to the damage their larvae cause to materials, textiles and stored products in factories and homes Moth webbing cause damage to machinery in business such as bakeries.
The common wasp causes problems during the summer months. They much prefer to build their nests in sheltered indoor They can cause very painful stings and distress.