Common Species in Singapore
- House Fly (Muscidae)
- Drain Fly/Moth Fly (Psychodidae)
- Fruit Fly (Drosophilidae)
Flies are the usual indicators of unsanitary or unhygienic environments especially the ones in kitchens, dining areas, bathrooms and garbage disposals. Be it drain flies, fruit flies or house flies, these seemingly harmless little creatures carry and spread diseases like cholera, typhoid, salmonellosis and dysentry. In 2017, local research has discovered that flies are also carriers of Helicobacter pylori, a pathogen that can cause stomach ulcers.
While drain flies (also known as moth flies) take about 2 months to develop fully, fruit flies have a significantly shorter life cycle --- as short as 1 week given the right conditions. If you persistently find flies in your house, you might want to look deeper to find the source of your annoyance and most importantly, identify the fly species
Among the common flies in Singapore, the house fly is the major carrier of diseases and can be found almost everywhere since they are attracted to all kinds of food, even food waste and faeces. Depending on the conditions, a house fly’s life cycle ranges from 14 days to 3 months. But because they can produce between 75 to 100 eggs each time and the eggs hatch within 12 to 24 hours, you can be dealing with generations of house flies without knowing! In fact, how to get rid of house flies is one of the top questions we get all the time.
In Singapore, though the fly is not too serious an issue, it doesn’t mean that the fly swatter is the solution to this little pest. When you have flies around, you want to locate their breeding site which are typically near rotting fruits, garbage disposal units, under refrigerators and sinks, and in clogged drainage Instead of getting your hands dirty, let our team of experts handle this for you. Additionally, we will identify entry points such as doors, windows and vents for you to carry out proofing that will keep the flies away. Based on your circumstances, we will also share best housekeeping practices so that you can maintain a pest-free environment. Finally, our team will conduct the most suitable treatment and adjusted accordingly until the pesky flies situation is resolved.
- Hiding Spots
- Food Sources
- Prevention Tips
- Do a thorough cleaning session once a month that includes the floor, tables, chairs, kitchenware & appliances
- Store food in airtight containers
- Double-bag food waste
- Empty the trash bin every night
- Seal up cracks and crevices with silicone caulk
Floor traps, drains, bin chutes, dark corners, cracks and crevices, inside fridge gasket, electrical boxes/panels, gaps around piping and stove & sinks
Sweet foods, dead insects, animal protein and fats