Hawkes Bay has a major problem with flies. This is due to the weather variables we have which creates more and faster breeding conditions.
Most people when treating their homes opt for the main method of spraying their homes. Sometimes we cannot get the desired effect for controlling flies so check out below the reasoning behind this 

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Reducing Fly Population

The most successful of fly reduction is a combination physical barriers, reducing attraction and application of residual sprays where flies land and gather. This is often under eaves , in vegetation and inside on building walls and ceiling's. Flies then land on treated surfaces and the spray then enters the body.

Why Do Flies Not Appear To Be Reducing

  • Rubbish bins are overflowing and with no lids on, babies nappies in rubbish bags inside, compost bins close to the house and vegetation that is climbing up on the outside walls are reasons why flies dont seem to be reducing.
  • When the weather is hot and cold, humid and wet and then sunny and hot the next day is a prime reason why there are many more flies than normal.
  • When these conditions happen primarily in November December and January which is our hottest main summer season it creates a weather pattern that increases metabolic rates within the fly which then in turn processes the sprayed chemical faster than normal meaning the insect is going to die slower. Coupled with a faster breeding process due to weather conditions and this gives the impression that the products are not working.
  • When doors and windows are left open for flies to fly straight in they need to land on the surfaces before coming into contact with the product.
  • When a breeding cycle is much faster than the killing cycle this makes it appear the products are not working.
  • When this happens there is nothing we can do except take precautions to limit the fly breeding areas.

Cluster Flies

Cluster flies have in the last year been the pain for many rural and farm houses. The Cluster Fly invades in plague like proportions in the rural community due to its breeding nature and feeding on earth worms. Wet and humid conditions are partly to blame and often there is no defense on the pesky visitors.

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How Do They Invade My Home

  • Cluster flies are aptly named due to their habitual ability to communicate with each other by using pheromone’s which is a scent to to summon each other into clusters.
  • Once flies have hatched they go in search of warm houses and can often occur in groups of 10,000 in one house and none in houses either side. This is due to the perfume their signaling system that sends messages to other flies which say “hey its ok over here nice and cozy to spend the night”.
  • Cluster Flies do not present a health hazard because they are not attracted to human food unlike normal house flies they are strictly parasitic on worms, the females lay their eggs near the worm burrows and then the larvae infest the worms.
  • Cluster Flies need on average 2 sprays per year to control the pheromones' that they leave behind

Areas We Service

Hastings . Napier . Taradale . Havelock North . Waimarama