Flying insect control solutions
Flying insects can be a huge problem, especially during the warmer summer months. They spoil food, are a nuisance and can even spread dangerous diseases. Flies and moths are a general nuisance, while wasps and mosquitoes can cause severe allergic reactions to those who suffer from allergies to these flying insects. Keep them away for good, with the help of Flick Anticimex’s innovative flying insect control (FIC) solutions.
From Preparation to Treatment
How do I need to prepare my home for a flying insect control treatment?
We do not require any moving of furniture for standard treatments, and residents may stay home during treatment (unless otherwise advised by the technician).
For families with unborn or newborn babies, we recommend minimising exposure to any pesticide that you may come into contact with. So, if there are any sprays applied inside the home, we recommend you vacate the home during the treatment.
For pet owners, we recommend removing the animal/s from the area being treatment. Dogs and cats we recommend removing any food or water bowls before the service and then replacing the bowls after the service is completed and any products used have dried. If there is a treatment to be carried out to the exterior of the home, the ideal would be if the animal can be moved to a neighbour or friends property whilst the treatment is being carried out, if that is not possible then place the animal in the garage or laundry whilst the exterior is being treated. The animal can be returned outside once the products used have dried (3-4 hours dependent upon weather conditions). For more information in regards to other pets (reptiles, fish, rodents etc.), please visit our FAQ page.
How do flying insect inspections work?
Flying insects include flies, mosquitoes, and wasps. Our technicians are happy to come to your property and locate the nest and/or breeding site of the flying insect. The technician will be on the lookout for any possible breeding sites, entry points and species of flying insect. For fly inspections, a great aid would be an example of the flying insect. After a thorough inspection, the technician will recommend certain flying insect control methods, easily done by residents/property owners. Then, the treatment can finally commence.
What methods are used to control flying insects?
For wasps, we apply a dust application or liquid pesticide might be needed, depending on where the hive or nest is situated. The best time for chemical application is usually early in the morning or early in the evening when the bees or wasps are least active.
- Nests and hives should usually be destroyed in order to eliminate the dangers they pose. Never attempt to do this alone, however, as it is highly dangerous and could result in death if not handled correctly. Only a professional pest control technician should do it.
- Your pest control technician will spray the hive or nest with insecticide in order to kill the wasps, following which the nest or hive will be burnt and then taken away.
- The best time to spray the insecticide is in the night when the wasps have gone back to the hive and are not active.
For mosquitoes, we can apply a residual ‘barrier’ treatment. This treatment targets the resting place of mosquitoes. We can also provide an environmentally friendly treatment targeting larvae in free water areas (e.g. ponds). Flies are a pervasive pest but are easily handled. Depending on the species of fly, our technician will use surface treatments, mist applications, biological treatments or baits. Their tendency to rest during the night means surface treatments are very effective for eradication. Our surface sprays can be applied where flies like to rest, while our baits can be used as an attractant. Biological treatments are also effective in controlling fly populations, particularly for nuisance flies like Ferment Flies, Phorid Flies and Drain Flies. However, the longevity of this treatment is shortly lived (only a day or two), so ongoing misting application treatments may be required to control nuisance fly infestations.
For all our flying insect control treatments, we recommend regularly scheduling inspections to ensure that the pest control methods are still effective. We also provide a premium solution for flying insects through electronic flying insect control units. To learn more about our units, please click the button below.
Professional versus DIY pest Control
DIY flying insect control methods do not ensure that the breeding site is eradicated. These at home, once off methods only keep flying insects away temporarily. Over time you may end up wasting more money and energy. Professional flying insect control is perfect for customers who are looking for a long-term answer to your flying insect control problem. As a premium solution, we offer Flying Insect Control units for homes and business, ideal for food processing, preparation and storage business.
After Treatment Tips
Moth control tips
- Avoid keeping boxes of clothes in dark areas like the basement, garage or attic.
- If you must keep your clothes in boxes, make sure the containers are given a meticulous cleaning before they are used for storage. Make sure all boxes, including corners, are sealed firmly with tape and store the clothing inside plastic bags before storing in the boxes.
- Before storage, all natural fibres and wool should be cleaned in accordance with the instructions on the label.
- Natural fibre clothing items should be wrapped or covered with individual plastic sheets or covers before they are stored in wardrobes.
- Plastic cases with large zippers are recommended for clothing storage.
- Mothballs can discourage pests from devouring fabric, but note that the smell may need a dry cleaning session to remove.
Fly control tips
- Keep all entry points sealed, and all windows and doors closed. If possible, install properly fitting fly screens to ensure flies can’t enter when the front door, back door or windows are open.
- Ensure your garbage bins and compost bins are closed at all times and have properly fitting lids. This is so flies can’t enter and lay their eggs.
- If you have pets, clean up after them efficiently as faeces attract flies.
- Do not leave food outside (including pet food, where possible), and when eating outdoors, use covers for your foods.
Wasp control tips
- Using a scraping tool, remove wasp mud shells from around the exterior of your home. Remember to only do this when the wasp is not present in and/or around the mud shell.
- Do not leave sugary drinks or foods outside uncovered, as sugar-laden liquids especially attract wasps.
- Call your local office if the wasp nests appear again.
Mosquito control tips
- Remove stagnant bodies of water and wipe down bird baths regularly
- Install fitted fly screens on all doors and windows
- Maintain swimming pools and ponds, and consider purchasing mosquito-eating fish for ponds
- Mow lawns regularly to minimise resting places for the mosquitoes