How to get rid of housefly quickly and easily

The appearance of harmful flying insects in the dwelling usually coincides with the onset of warm spring and summer days and lasts about six months. And during this period of time, annoying “guests” have time not only to tire out their presence of people but also to cause serious damage to the sanitary-epidemiological situation in residential premises.

Flies: What do we know about them?


Before you begin to getting rid of house flies in the house, you should study their habits and lifestyle in detail, otherwise, it will be almost impossible to ensure their effective extermination. And the first thing to remember is that the main reason for their appearance is to create a favorable environment for the reproduction of a harmful parasite. What can contribute to their active reproduction? Among the most common factors: Poor quality cleaning;

Low level of hygienic cleanliness;

  • Non-compliance with household waste management regulations;
  • Lack of full personal hygiene;
  • availability of free access to food.

And this is not a complete list of reasons why dangerous pests can appear in the house or apartment. After all, the source of sanitary hazard may be the neighbors’ dwelling or the garbage cans located under the window. It is even more difficult to maintain the necessary level of hygienic cleanliness where the garbage chute is taken out directly into the kitchen or there is not a bathroom connected to the main sewerage system, but a cesspool.

The main danger posed by the active reproduction of flies is the spread of dangerous infectious diseases. Cholera and typhoid, dysentery and other types of intestinal infections – all of which can lead to serious consequences and even death. But in the list of diseases that involve winged parasites, there are viral forms of infections – hepatitis, polio, conjunctivitis. Treatment in this case can be long and very painful.

The enemy attacks: how to protect your home?


How to get rid of flying insects in the apartment, if the invasion has already begun? In fact, even if you don’t have time to take care of preventive measures, you can stop the expansion at any stage. It is enough to act in a systematic manner, paying special attention to the improvement of sanitation and hygiene in residential and recreational areas. And to ensure that pests are defeated as quickly as possible, the following home security measures can be implemented:

  • Prevention measures. Grids on windows and doors, regular sanitation, timely disposal of waste.
  • Public funds. All kinds of traps, adhesive tapes, and products with a pungent smell to scare away.
  • Chemical Preparations. Sprays, tablets, and liquids for repelling insects, chemical traps and biological protection means.
  • Call of experts. Professional insecticide treatment allows not only to find and neutralize places of laying of eggs, pupation and nesting of flies but also to provide total destruction of adults. Such measures are especially relevant if the cleaning is carried out in a dwelling with a pronounced unfavorable sanitary and epidemiological background. Specialists are also needed when cleaning is carried out in production, industrial and commercial premises. Household chemical agents are most often useless here.

When do we need to apply preventive measures?

So that you don’t have to hurry to find a recipe to save yourself from the flies, it’s worth taking care of preventive measures that can minimize the risks of these pests indoors. And first of all, as a safety measure, polymeric nets with small cells are used, which are installed on window and door openings, ventilation openings and vents. Such a mechanical barrier, if it does not scare away, will at least keep flies from visiting your home in mass numbers.

Replacing normal buckets and garbage cans with sealed polymer modules will also be a good preventive measure. Timely cleaning of waste sites and regular addition of chlorine lime to open-air waste sites in the form of pit latrines will also help to avoid the invasion of potential carriers of dangerous infections. It is also possible to stock up on fumigation products, insecticide lamps and other traps using modern insect control technologies in advance.

Info for Healthcare Professionals

Home monitoring system for house dust mite allergens
Effective and economic relief for allergy and asthma sufferers

Allergies affect as high as 40% of the western populations and allergic asthma, eczema and rhinitis are increasingly common conditions. In many cases, symptoms are caused by an allergy to house dust mite (HDM) allergens. Research has shown that over 85% of asthmatics are allergic to HDM allergens. Exposure of children in early years of life to allergens increases their risk of developing allergies. Establishing an allergy-friendly environment is the first step in avoiding common allergens and controlling allergies. Staying clear of allergens gives anti-allergy drugs a better chance to be effective. Continue reading

Establishment of Identify Life

A Project Funded by the Moore Foundation

Executive Summary

This project is to develop Identify Life, an innovative and flexible means of delivering taxonomic identification services via the Internet to a wide audience including conservation managers, scientists, students and the general public. It is a globally scaleable, accessible, cascading solution to the problem of biological identification, with the potential for revolutionising and internationalising the process of creating identification and diagnostic keys. Continue reading

Pest Management

Are you tired of dealing with pests around your home or office? Is there a never ending stream of ants running through your yard? Are you concerned about the kinds of spiders your are seeing in your garden?

Give us call or send us an email and tell us what you are dealing with and we will consult with you about your pest control options. Having been involved with pest control and extermination issues for many years we can help you take the right course of action. Not all problems require that we come out and visit. Also, if we do need to come out we provide green options. Continue reading

Rhinitis

Allergies are a growing problem worldwide. Almost 40% of western populations suffer from allergies, and the problem is increasing by 20-50% each decade.

Exposure to a variety of substances, which may not cause any reaction in the majority of individuals, can cause sensitised people to sneeze, cough, itch, wheeze, have runny eyes and nose, and rashes. The substances causing these reactions are called allergens, and commonly include house dust mites, pet dander, pollen and fungal spores. Continue reading

Dust Mite Tips

Top Tips for Allergen Avoidance

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Vacuum the entire mattress and under the bed, using a high-suction vacuum cleaner with HEPA filters – this will remove any surface dust (including skin flakes and allergen particles).

Once cleaned, fit approved allergen-proof covers on the mattress to prevent skin flakes going into the bedding and stop any remaining allergen particles getting out.

Considering replacing old mattresses. Continue reading

Pests are a Health Risk for your Family

If you have any type of pest in your home you should Ask for a Free Quote  now and not wait, pests are not just a problem that damage your home or a cleaning mess, pests are a health risk for your family.

Dont wait until the problem becomes bigger and someone gets sick, avoid the problem on time by calling us or letting us contact you and have the piece of mind that you are living on a pest free home. Continue reading

Allergy Treatment

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At Allergy Relief Stores, we have been talking with allery sufferers for over 17 years. I have been invited into their homes and discovered what causes their symptoms, tested and found solutions and products that have given them allergy relief.

Get useful tips on how to prevent problems in your home

We share a history with Austin Air that goes back to 1991, and of all the portable home air purifiers on the market, it is still the most effective. We have home tested many other electronic air purifiers, but none can deliver what the Austin Air can. Continue reading

Asthma

Asthma, a chronic condition affecting the airways, is associated with an underlying allergic condition. In asthma, the airways become very sensitive to allergens and other triggers. When an asthma attack is triggered, the airways narrow, the muscles around the airways tighten and the linings of the airways may produce sticky mucous. All these changes make it difficult to breathe, and in some cases this can be life threatening. Continue reading

Bedbug and Other Pests Control

Bedbugs are very small parasitic insects, between 6-9mm in length and typically like to feed just before dawn. Their bite is extremely irritating and they are active all year.

Bedbugs spend most of their time hiding in bed linen and only move about for short periods to seek a meal of blood, typically from humans. Bedbugs can live several months without a meal. House cleanliness assists with control but infestations can occur due to transference from furniture and luggage that has been in contact with an infestation. Continue reading

Allergy Products

Mite-Alert was the first in the ActivAllergy range of products. The product was launched in May 2003. It is a unique, easy-to-use monitoring device for house dust mite allergen (HDMA) in indoor environments. HDMA is a common causative agent in allergic conditions such as asthma, eczema and rhinitis. Asthma, for example, is a condition that affects over 150 million people worldwide and 85% of asthma sufferers are allergic to house dust mite allergen. Mite-Alert provides asthma and other allergy sufferers with precise knowledge on HDMA levels allowing them to take preventative measures before allergen levels can trigger an allergic attack. Currently, most asthma sufferers are only offered drug solutions for the treatment of symptoms, rather than those that enable control and avoidance. Continue reading

Info for Consumers

Home monitoring system for house dust mite allergens. Effective and economic relief for allergy and asthma sufferers.

Asthma, eczema and rhinitis are increasingly common conditions. In many cases, symptoms are caused by an allergy to house dust mite allergens. Research has shown that over 85% of asthmatic children are sensitive to these particular triggers. Exposure of children in early years of life to allergens increases their chances of developing allergies. Establishing an allergy-friendly home is important, and this can be done through careful management of common allergens. Continue reading

Test for Allergies

If an allergy is suspected, it is important to identify the cause. Correct medication can then be prescribed and appropriate allergen avoidance measures taken. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the allergen tests available. Frequently used tests include:

Skin prick test

A small needle is used to prick tiny drops of purified allergens into the skin. If the person is allergic to a particular allergen – the skin around the spot reddens, becomes itchy, and produces a white swelling called a weal. The reactions will fade within a few hours. This test is usually carried out on the arm, but in children may be carried out on the back. Continue reading

Reptile Managment

Dugites

The Dugite snake is commonly found in south west Western Australia and southern South Australia. In Western Australia, large numbers of hatchling Dugites occur during mid-February through to mid-April. The size of the hatchlings can be anywhere between 15-35 centimetres in length and can grow up to 2 metres as a full grown adult. The juvenile Dugites have a distinctive black head and are fawn in colour. As they grow into adulthood the black markings to the head disappear. Continue reading

How are Lucid Identification Tools Being Used

Since hundreds of Lucid builders have been distributed over the past 6 years or so, many different types of keys have been developed, for a range of taxa and for a range of purposes. Two areas where identification is of critical importance – quarantine and biodiversity – are discussed below. However, for an indication of the full range of Lucid keys developed, visit www.lucidcentral.org and click on the Search for a Key button. You can search by taxon type, key words, Internet keys, etc. for details of those keys that have been entered on the site by their authors. Continue reading

Raccoons

Raccoons are familiar animals with masked faces and ringed tails. They have five toes on both the front and hind feet. Their long, dexterous fingers enable them to open latches, untie knots, turn doorknobs, and open jars. Their prints look like tiny human baby handprints and footprints.

They are primarily nocturnal and thrive in many cities as well as wilderness areas. In fact, the densest population of raccoons in New York is in New York City. They are very intelligent and adaptable animals.  The home range of an adult male is about one mile in diameter, although it expands in size during the breeding season, and have been known to travel up to ten miles. Adult females and their young inhabit smaller areas and one male’s home range often overlaps several females’ home ranges. Adult males tend to be solitary, but family groups are quite social and will feed and den together into the fall. As family units grow, raccoons become increasingly solitary. The young leave the area where they are born between the fall and spring of their first year and may travel 75 miles or more before settling in a new location. Continue reading

Lucid Digital Identification Keys

Lucid digital identification keys: their role in on-line taxonomy

Introduction

With developments arising from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Species 2000 and other initiatives to create on-line taxonomic databases, computer-based identification keys will have several, increasingly important roles to play. Foremost among them is the capture of taxonomists’ expertise, particularly of those about to retire, and making this expertise readily accessible for non-experts to make identifications themselves. For many potential users of taxonomic information – such as ecologists, conservation managers, quarantine inspectors, plant health officers and students – computer-based identification keys, that enable them to identify and name specific taxa, are likely to be the only effective portals by which they will be able to access the wealth of taxonomic data that is rapidly being made available on the Internet. Continue reading

Commercial Pest Control

Commercial pest control is a well planned and executed strategy that follows a commercial pest inspection of your business. Our aim is to manage your initial pest activity and minimise future potential infestations in and around your business. Immediate pest activity can be eradicated and future activity is constantly monitored so action can be taken to protect your business. Continue reading

Termite Control

Termites, commonly referred to as white ants, are not ants at all and it is not common to see them in the open.

They attack homes generally through concealed entry and only need a very small space to get into your home – 1mm is enough.

Termite damage is not covered by household insurance and as termites are found virtually everywhere they pose a major threat to Australian homes.

In fact 1 in 5 homes will suffer termite attack and it is estimated that around $800million of termite damage occurs every year in Australia. The average damage is $8,000. Continue reading

Termite And Other Pest Control

TERMITE SOLUTIONS

Solving the Termite Problem in Your Home

People often call a pest management company only when they discover white ant (more appropriately called termite) damage or activity and they are worried that their most valuable asset is under threat. Our technicians understand this situation and will assess your home to determine the most appropriate termite control option for you. Continue reading