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Flying insect control

Be fly-free this summer with effective fly removal from Elite Pest Control in Canterbury.

Flies are more than a nuisance, they are the most prolific vectors of disease.

 Here’s why . . .

Flies are born in filth and carry the diseases from that filth on their legs and bodies wherever they go.  Flies can’t eat solid food so when they settle on your food they vomit on it, then stamp on it to soften it up then they suck it back up in order to digest it.

Then it’s your turn . . .

A new generation of flies, under normal conditions, can be expected every 10 days.  The average egg deposit of each female fly is 120 eggs.

Christchurch Pest Control and Exterminators Elite Pest Control

Elite is responsible for servicing such facilities  where the need is to actively involve ourselves in the latest prevention measures to make sure that any insect control program is  effective.

The first step is to prevent as many flies and insects as possible from entering in the first place and by eliminating potential breeding sites on the inside applying strict sanitation requirements.

A three stage defence against flies should be utilised regardless of the size or type of premises being treated.

1st Defence –  Residual Treatment.

The product we use is a Synthetic Pyrethroid (SP), which is based on natural Pyrethrum found in the Chrysanthemum Daisy.  The wonderful aspect of SP’s is that they not only kill insects after they come in contact with a treated surface but they also deter a large number from even coming into your home.  SP’s  are very toxic for cold blooded creatures so be careful if you have fish or reptiles.

Residual treatment is sprayed on the inside  walls, ceiling and  around windows and doors. The treatment is applied to the exterior of the building as well.  This treatment helps to kill any insect activity outside prior to making entry.

We would also recommend the use mechanical traps (Glue Traps Light Zappers etc) to help control the flies and insects that do not land on the treated surfaces. The products we use are approved and registered in NZ through.  They are approved for use inside and outside your home or business and are safe to be used in these areas.

There are different species of flies invading homes which act in different ways.  Flies must contact a treated surface before they start to die.

Flies that hover in the middle of a room such as the Lessor Housefly normally don’t make contact with a treated surface and will not be controlled by this method of treatment.

2nd Defence – against hovering, lessor flies.

A full time, non chemical system for flying insect control

Electronic flying insect control systems are available in a range of models.

Christchurch Pest Control and Exterminators Elite Pest Control

They attract, kill and collect flying insects.

Important information….

All fly killers must be serviced regularly for effectiveness.

3RD Defence against filthy flies

Our new weapon against flies is called QUICK BAYT.  QuickBayt is a Fly Bait specially formulated to quickly and effectively control files around the outside of commercial facilities and production facilities.

QuickBayt  may also be mixed with water and used to paint on to surfaces where flies rest.

Containing .5% Imidacloprid. Tests have shown Imidicloprid kills many more flies than standard fly baits, plus it works in less than sixty seconds and lasts up to four weeks.

If you would like us to come and see you and your premises please do not hesitate to contact us at the office (03) 332 1962 or directly on cell phone 021 911558.

We will be only to pleased to discuss your concerns further.


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Inspect to
locate the areas and materials that are attracting the flies,
identify the flies that are present.
The following describes indoor control methods for house flies. If the inspection found it to be a cluster fly or other large fly, or fruit or other small flies, specific control methods will be somewhat different – although sanitation and exclusion are key to controlling virtually any pest.


  • Eliminate fly breeding sites the material that attracted them and on which they are feeding or laying egg
  • Keep trash closed in lidded containers and take out often.
  • Clean spills quickly and cover any non-refrigerated foods.
  • Keep pet feeding and litter areas clean.
  • Fix drips and eliminate any areas of excess moisture.


Keep window and door screens in good repair.

Keep doors, windows and vents closed as much as possible. (open windows on the cooler windy side of your house only)

Caulk or cover other possible fly entry areas, such as around vents. Screen vent openings.

Plug weep holes with pieces of nylon or plastic scouring pads or square pieces of window screening that are 4 to 5 inches wide

When warranted, use automatic door closing devices. Seal all cracks and holes in the house siding and around windows or doors.

Adult house flies, cluster flies and other species often overwinter in wall voids and attics then enter homes from the attic or wall voids at different times during the winter. Prevent this with the same exclusion methods.
Mechanical Control

Fly swatters can kill small numbers of flies, but be careful to not swat flies near food preparation areas, because this can contaminate food with flying body parts.

Some traps can help control flies, such as sticky fly papers or ribbons that include an odor attracted.

House flies are also attracted to white surfaces, thus the reason many sticky traps come in white.

These should be used in food preparation areas or where infants, elderly or insecticide-sensitive people sleep.

Flies traps can be baited with molasses, sugar, fruit or meat.

Pre-baited traps often use fly pheromones (sex attractants)

Ultraviolet light traps can be useful, but must be properly placed.

where it cannot be seen from outside, so it doesn’t attract flies indoors.
no more than 5 feet above the floor – where most flies fly.
away from competing light sources and food preparation areas.
where they are not competing with daytime sunlight.

Chemical Control

Chemical control is one component of an integrated fly management program. It is recommended that all other methods be attempted first, because flies have become resistant to many insecticides making fly populations difficult to control with such chemicals. When needed:
Pesticide-releasing fly strips can be placed in attics and small, unoccupied rooms, such as closets and storage rooms.

Spraying non-residual, contact aerosols that are labeled for flies can provide temporary relief by killing the adult flies. However it does not get to the source, so will not provide long-term control. Residual insecticides, labeled for flies, can be sprayed around door and window casings, onto screens, under eaves or around any other fly entry points. When using any pesticide, be sure to read the product label and follow all directions.

As well as fly removal, our trained technicians provide borer treatment, wasp pest control, ant control and rabbit removal as well as the best mice removal and rat control.