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Flies collect pathogens on their legs and mouths when they land on decomposing organic matter such as faeces, garbage and animal corpses. It takes only a matter of seconds for them to transfer these pathogens to food or touched surfaces that can come into contact with you and your family.

Fly information

Flies are known to carry over 100 pathogens including Salmonella, Staphylococcus, E. Coli and Shigella. These pathogens cause diseases in humans and pets such as typhoid, fever, cholera, dysentery and hepatitis to name a few. The most common fly is the House Fly which accounts for about 90% of all flies in human habitations. Aside from being extremely annoying, are also serious disease carrying pests.

The most common flies found in Australia are;

  • Stable Fly
  • Fruit Flies
  • Common Housefly
  • Bush Fly
  • Blow Fly
  • March Fly

Fly habits and habitats

A Fly's life cycle lasts 8 days to 5 weeks depending on the species, during which time they will eat a wide variety of food that ranges from faeces of all kinds, human food wastes, animal tears, sweat and saliva, animal blood and fermenting fruit and vegetables.

Fly prevention

Pest Demise are the experts in fly control and irradication and have the local knowhow and experience throughout Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills to combat your problem.

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If you need help with a pest infestation or simply want the peace of mind that comes from a yearly pest inspection, get in touch with Pest Demise today on (08) 8388 6484 or email as at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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