Houseflies can carry a range of disease-spreading organisms including bacteria and viruses. The main food source for the larvae are human food waste so adult flies will lay their eggs on food.
Physical controls for house flies are focussed on
preventing their entry to your house and removing food
sources which will attract them
• Eliminate potential food sources in the kitchen
• Make sure rubbish bins have well-fitting lids
• Bottles, tins etc should be rinsed before placing in the recycling bin. Smells from unrinsed bottles and tins can attract flies.