Fly Control

Fly Control

Get Rid of Flies

Most people in Auckland recommend using Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Fly Control Auckland services for best fly control results. In fact, Fly Control Auckland is proudly providing professional fly control services in various areas since 1987.


Fly Control Indoors


Remove garbage daily. Use plastic trash liners, then twist and tie them when disposing of them. Do not empty garbage into metal trash cans without liners. At any rate, not using a trash can liner will cause odours that will attract flies. If you cannot use a liner for whatever reason, wash the trash can out with a disinfecting cleaner regularly.

Bug Zapper

Do not use an electrical bug zapper indoors or within 100 feet of the building. Electrical bug zappers cause the insect to explode, releasing insect body parts as far as 10 -15 feet away from the zapper. Also, do not use light traps. Light traps will trap the entire insect and are safe to use directly over stoves. As well as food preparation surfaces in most cases.

Indoor Sprays

Indoor sprays such as Responsar are similarly effective in controlling flies. Be sure to spray window sills and other fly resting spots. Do not spray TV, lamps and others with insect sprays. Also, Ripcord contains Australian pyrethrum lethal to flies. Besides, fog liberally into rooms, garages, and such areas where flies group. A quick spray around windows will kill flies that are trapped behind curtains and blinds.

Commercial kitchens and bars should be aware that fruit flies love the smell and taste of beer. Thus, mop or rinse off beer spilt on floors every night to prevent fruit fly infestations. Similarly, the use of a commercial floor cleaner also helps. Drain gel helps to remove the organic buildup caused by washing grease and food down floor drains. Thus, use drain gel every week. Fruit fly traps effectively catch fruit flies directly on bar tops and other food preparation surfaces where regular fly control spray cannot be placed.

House Plants

Never allow the house plants to sit in water and become soggy. In fact, soggy plant soil will harbour flies and the like.

Paper Fly

Paper fly and inexpensive glue strips are somewhat effective at capturing flies, but in most cases, they do not attract them and depend on an attractant of some sort or a shiny surface. Also, flypaper is messy and not very sanitary. For this reason, flypaper is not recommended for use in kitchens or other indoor hygienic areas.

Spray Mist

Timed release spray mist that dispenses pyrethrum regularly are also somewhat effective at controlling flies. Place time-release misters away from food areas and not place in areas where people will remain for extended periods. Never use time-release misters in kitchens, offices, and other areas.

Light Traps

Highly recommended for fly control indoors. They are safe, capture the entire fly and are easily maintainable. Light traps work best at night when there are no other light sources to attract flies. Thus, light traps should only be placed indoors. The UV light emitted from light traps will attract flying insects from hundreds of yards. Do not place light traps near windows or doors.


Retail Fly Control Product

Most over the counter fly control products sold at hardware stores do not contain the same attractants or active ingredients as professional use products. Although the packaging and advertising may appear convincing, millions of dollars are wasted by consumers annually on over the counter products that do not work long term.


Fly Control

A buzzing house fly is simply irritating. But besides the annoyance, you might not realise there are plenty of good reasons to swat every fly that comes your way. Keep them out of your home altogether. Flies breed in animal waste and decaying organic material, such as garbage and rotting fruit fallen from trees. And as a result, they pick up bacteria and viruses that can make humans sick.


Quick Facts on Flies

Fly Control

  • Three-body parts: head, thorax, abdomen
  • One pair of fully developed wings
  • Hind wings are reduced to halteres (small knob-like structures) used to maintain equilibrium.
  • Adult mouthparts are sponging, lapping, or piercing
  • All adults look alike, but some may have a metallic colour (blue bottle fly).
  • Antennae may be difficult to see. The fly is an order with very well defined characteristics – the chief one being a single pair of wings. The adult fly emerges from the pupa soft and crumpled with a colourless skin (integument) and perfectly formed (though not fully pigmented) hairs and bristles. The newly emergent adult swallows air to expand its body and wings and force blood through its body.

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Common Fly Species Found in Auckland

  • March fly
  • Blowfly
  • Lesser house fly
  • Fruit fly
  • House and bush fly
  • Stable fly
  • Flesh fly


Fly Control Behavior

  • The eyes of flies are among the most complex in the insect world. They are compound eyes with many individual facets, each representing a separate light-detecting unit. Also, the lights reflected from the sight of a horsefly can form a rainbow.
  • Fly taste, smell and feel with the hairs that cover their bodies. The hairs on its mouthparts and feet are used for tasting. Fly taste what they walk on. If they walk onto something tasty, they put it down their mouth and taste it again.
  • Fly uses other hairs to tell them when they touch something. Then these hairs bend when touched. Fly’s eyes do not have eyelids, so flies rub their eyes with their feet to keep them clean. Thus, a fly cleans itself constantly.
  • Fly walk on smooth surfaces using soft, sticky pads that act like glue. This allows them to walk on vertical glass surfaces and upside down.

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Flies Habitat for Fly Control

Fly live in garbage and wherever animal faeces are available. Dead animals attract flies within hours after death. Most flies are diurnal.


Fly Control and Symptoms

Fly can produce an array of symptoms, including pain, itching, urticaria, and cellulitis. An allergic response is the most common, which may be characterised by hives, and in some cases, wheezing. Also, Tabanid bites are very painful, with some severe developing lesions, fever, and general disability. This allergic response is due to the large amounts of saliva injected by the fly to prevent their blood meal from clotting.


Flies Health Concerns

Fly is widespread throughout Australia’s warmer parts and will attack humans, livestock, and domestic pets to acquire blood. It is stoutly built and is solid and swift fliers that tend to be more active throughout the summer months, especially in still, open sunny areas. The Tabanids, mainly, are influenced by weather and respond to barometric pressure, wind, cloud cover, and temperature changes. In short, there are hidden dangers of flies.


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Fly Control Auckland

What To Do:

1. Get Immediate Professional Inspection and Fly treatment before it gets a severe problem.

WARNING: Do NOT attempt DIY Fly Control Auckland on your premises. You or your children might get sick, and there are heavy fines for using an insecticide that is NOT registered for Fly Control Auckland – it will not even eradicate the fly infestation.

2. Be careful of very low prices for fly control.

What kind of fly control should you use?

Do they have to use solvent-based pesticides?

May occupants suffer from asthmatic or other bronchial ailments?

For best fly control results, call the specialists Pest Control Auckland or Auckland Carpet Steam ‘n’ Dry Fly Control Auckland. In fact, look at the variety of services they offer. Many fly control companies like them also offer regular maintenance to ensure the insects do not return. Some Auckland fly control companies can treat the home for several flies, depending on the range of issues you’re facing. When hiring a fly control company, the key is to get a proposal tailored to your needs. The rest will indeed fall into place as you start treating the problem and gaining the benefits of a fly-free space.

Call Fly Control Auckland on 0800 783 266.


Fly Treatment Cost

The cost should be to solve your fly problem – depends on the size of the property – the intensity of infestation – several areas affected – ease of access for inspection and fly insecticidal treatment.

Domestic premises: About from $89 to $150

Commercial premises: Quote is advisable before treatment


Areas Serviced

South Auckland, East Auckland, West Auckland, North Shore Auckland, Eastern Bays, Eastern Suburbs, Western Suburbs, Manukau City, Waitakere City, Cbd, North Shore, Shore, Waitakere, Manukau, Howick, Pakuranga, Botany, Panmure, Ellerslie, Mt Wellington, Penrose, Greenlane, Remuera, Newmarket, Epsom, Mt Roskill, Mt Albert, Manurewa, Botany, East Tamaki, Otara, Dannemora, Otahuhu, Onehunga, Papatoetoe, Pukekohe, Papakura, Mangere, Manurewa, Parnel, City, Hernebay, Ponsonby, Pt Chev, New Lynn, Henderson, Te Atatu South, Te Atatu Penisula, Auckland City, North Shore, Glendene, Glen Eden, Titirangi, Massey, Greenhieth, West Habour, Hobsonville, Orewa, Brownsbay, North Shore, Glenfield, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Takapuna, North Habour, North Auckland, Devonport, Milford, East Coast Bays, Hibiscus Coast, Whangaparaoa, Rodney District, Albany, Nth Shore, Auckland Cbd, Manukau City

Finally, see Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry’s fly control reviews.

To get a guaranteed fly control expert – Call 0800 199 399, or email us. 


Experienced, researched and written by Mr Graeme Stephens. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. With over 34 years of disinfecting, cleaning and pest control Auckland services experience.

Published: 13/11/2014 Updated: 18/03/2021

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