Filth Fly Extermination


Filth Flies include House flies, blow flies and bottle flies. Maintaining control of flies in the food service business is critical. Because of their habit of seeking out such things as animal manure and garbage as breeding areas and then moving over food and food handling surfaces, flies are known to spread disease organisms such as typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, and diarrhea. They also have a habit of regurgitating their food and dropping their feces on these surfaces. They can be very annoying to customers and employees too. How many times have you been to a restaurant and have a fly buzz around your face and then land on your food?


Adult flies lay clutches of 75 to 100 eggs 5 to 6 times in one day. In warm weather the eggs will hatch in 12 to 24 hours. The larvae will burrow into the food material and pupate in 4 to 7 days. They emerge as an adult fly ready to breed and start the egg laying process over again. If you do the math you will have billions of flies by the end of the summer. It is very important to start a fly control program early and continue thru the fall.

One-time treatments can be provided to get temporary control and further educate you on controlling your filth fly population.  Additional information can be found on our Commercial Filth Fly Extermination page.

We will treat preventatively and make suggestions to eliminate filth flies on each service with our Monthly Pest Prevention Program.


For more info check out the link below:

Illinois Dept of Public Health


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