Get Rid Of Blow Flies

How do you get rid of blow flies

What Are Blue Blow flies?

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Blue Bottle Flies In Your Home?


Blow flies are commonly seen as the large and small flies that are often referred to as green bottles,  blue bottles or by Bristolians as meat flies!

These flies are regularly seen in our homes, quickly locating protein based foods of animal origin on which the flies lay their eggs.


The Blow Flies Life Cycle


Within a matter of hours the eggs start hatching and the larvae we call maggots begin to feed on the rotting tissues.

Within a just a few days (optimum conditions) these maggots can mature, before pupating and finally hatching together in their hundreds or even thousands.

This sudden emergence of large flies can be extremely upsetting, and because some of the pupae will take longer to develop than others, these flies can persist for many weeks.


What Can Be Done To Eliminate Blue Bottle & Green Bottle Flies?


Because blowflies can take some weeks to hatch from their pupae, numbers will gradually increase from just a few flies appearing each day to hundreds, before finally tailing off to zero. This process can occur over just a few days!

Fumigation is a common and efficient option when vast numbers are present, but for smaller infestations of blow flies is pointless as the chemical used is only effective while it's in the air and that's usually for no more than about an hour.

Because of this, the best option is very often, just a can of fly spray, which you can buy in the supermarket, before vacuuming up the dead bodies.

The chemical free option is to use sticky fly traps or quite simply open windows and flick the blow flies out a couple of times a day with a hand brush.

Whatever you decide, we are always here to help you.

Simply call our Bristol fly control team: 0117 303 5181.

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