How to control flying insect

How to control flying insect
Flying insects often prove to be a nuisance, especially when they come indoors like kitchen, food distribution area, medical facilities, clinics etc. Flying insects come with several threats to the health of humansin such conditions. Ecopest provides flying insect control services to its customers, which has helped many businesses and homes across Canada get rid of flying insects.

Flying insects like flies can be a threat, especially to hospitals, health care facilities, emergency care centers, and rehabilitation facilities that have to keep premises clean and maintain sanitation while caring for patients. Thus, fly control services become a necessity to be deployed to get rid of such infestation. Places like restaurants, school kitchens, motels, hotels also have to keep the flying insect population under control due to the various diseases they carry and the risks of disease exposure they pose and so fly control services also become helpful to them.

Larger food distribution areas, large kitchens, more bathrooms, and more visitors play a huge factor in increasing the flying insect population. Other factors include the condition of the people living and using the facilities. As the crowd in a facility increases, so does the increased risk of an increased flying insect population. These mainly inhabit food areas, toilets, and drains to get easy access to their diet.

The best way to prevent a flying insect problem is to know why the pests are gathering. This could be due to open drains, keeping food open without covers, or unclean surfaces. It is also essential to know how pests gain access inside a building and their breeding pattern and season. You also need to understand what flying insects are spreading in a particular area, where infestations are most likely to develop. All this information will come in handy to prevent these flying insects by fly control services.


Facility flying insect problems can occur because of flying insects that enter from the immediate surroundings, those within the structure, and those brought by visitors or staff with food, clothing, shows etc. It can be challenging to stop flying insects with visitors, but educating everyone about prevention and cleanliness within the facility can reduce infestation.

First and foremost, facilities professionals must implement exclusion steps to stop pests from entering via the immediate surroundings. For example, facility entry doors should be closed at all times and should be designed to reduce or prevent the entry of flying pests. Likewise, windows should be adequately screened, and utility openings sufficiently closed off to avoid points of entry.

Facilities professionals also should remember that colder weather tends to push many pests indoors, such as rodents. This typically occurs through utility openings or loading dock doors and vegetation, such as shrubs or trees, planted close to buildings. Trimming landscaping can prevent rodents from having easy access to upper levels, windows and the roof.


A flying insect can lay between 400-600 eggs in its lifetime of up to 30 days.Controlling flying insects is extremely important for homes and businesses to prevent exposure to any kind of disease.

There are simple ways people can get rid of flying insects and reduce their numbers:

  •  Make some practical changes like cleaning around premises to deter flying insects.
  •  Use some low-cost DIY fly products, which require time to install but could further help efforts at flying insect control.

Tips to help prevent flying insects:

These steps can be taken to help curb the onset of flying insects:

Ecopest flying insect control treatments

Using a professional flying insect control service is the most effective way to control them. Your Ecopest expert will follow the scientific approach to ensure your long-term protection:

  • Exclusion – Insect proofing of doors, windows, roof vents, etc., to prevent flying insects from entering premises.
  • Restriction – General cleaning practices to remove possible flying insect breeding sites.
  • Destruction – Use of the correct flying insect control treatment for your premises.
  • Monitoring – Regular Inspection of premises.

Our Ecopest expert will also recommend a fly control treatment which may include one, or a combination, of the following:

Bio-Foaming Application

Used for drain Flies as they feed and breed in the organic slime that coats the inside of floor drains, particularly the top and sides of pipes and places such as the hollow legs of prep tables and drip lines behind bars.

Ecopest provides bio-foaming products and thus gives clients a superior way of preventing drain flies in drains and micro-habitats containing organic matter, delivering results where liquid treatments can’t reach. The bio-foam will expand in a void, gallery or pipe and fill 360 degrees of that space transporting the active product into crevices and leaving no area untouched and thus providing efficient and better prevention of drain insects.

Flying Insect Control Services: Insect Light Trap

Flying insects get attracted to light because bright lights confuse and disturb their navigation senses. This is why using insect light traps to attract and trap flying insects by shining ultraviolet light is the most efficient way. Ecopest provides fly control services and installs these Insect light traps to ensure complete safety from flying insects.

Ultraviolet light is invisible to humans but not to flying insects, who are highly attracted to it and tend to scramble towards it. These ultraviolet lights may have glue boards on which the flying insects get stuck, or they might have an electric wire grid that just kills the insect by electric current as soon as they touch it. This provides safe capture in areas where food is distributed, for example, restaurants, kitchens and other places of home and office.

Ecopest technicians will determine the right place and manner to locate it for maximum flying insect control and install it for you. Our maintenance programs ensure your fly lights are always working. Ecopest technicians will check and clean these insect light traps regularly, replacing glue boards or the electric grid as needed and ultraviolet light bulbs annually.

The general methods of fly control services from Ecopest revolve around

  1. Identification of flying insects and source
  2. Bio Foaming
  3. Insect light trap
  4. Proofing methods.

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