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Need for Fly Control

When do Flies Become a Fly Problem?

Breeding in filth and refuse of animals and humans, flies transmits many dangerous viruses and disease-causing bacteria. In fact, World health officials have often called the common house fly the most dangerous insect on Earth! A few flies are a nuisance. However, flies become a serious problem when their breeding outstrips nature's ability to control their population.

 Nature has always maintained a balance among its species' populations by means of natural enemies, distribution of food supplies, natural disaster, etc. Imbalances are generally temporary unless natural mechanisms are interrupted by the activities of man. By artificially congregating large numbers of animals in one area, or by planting too many acres of a particular crop, we allow the build-up of inordinate numbers of pest insects that thrive in these conditions.

Flies & Fly Predators Out of Balance

When Infestations Get Out of Hand

It is then that the parasites, for example, cannot keep up with the number of flies due to their own limited reproductive capabilities. The average parasite lays from 6 to 350 eggs per day and these eggs can take as long as two to three weeks to mature, depending on the species and temperature. It is for this reason that we must supplement their numbers by adding insectary-reared parasites if we want to eliminate a significant number of pest flies from the environment. Keep in mind that since the parasites attack only the pupae, the adult flies already in the environment will not be affected.

As a result, you will not see an immediate elimination of flies from your environment after introducing the parasites. It can take anywhere from 30 days to a year or more to attain the desired control levels, depending on a number of factors. These factors include: the number of flies present to start with; untreated breeding areas within migrating distance d your location; weather conditions; past history; and supplemental efforts used in conjunction with parasite releasing (i.e. clean-up, insecticide use, etc.).

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