There are over 100,000 species of fly with the Housefly being the most common and familiar.


The common housefly is highly active indoors. Appearing in late May, they reach a population peak in August and September. Breeding generally ceases in October. However, in warm environments adult houseflies can remain active and reproduce throughout the year.

Lesser houseflies are frequently encountered in poultry houses. They have an erratic flight pattern and are often seen flying in large numbers around indoor light fittings.  They appear late March and are prevalent from April to October. This species survives the winter and reproduces throughout the year in heated premises.

Flies are pests which can carry and transmit serious diseases. For example the housefly can transmit intestinal worms, or their eggs, and are potential vectors of diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis, typhoid, cholera and tuberculosis.

We do not treat for flies, however you can contact the Pest Control team for advice.