Flies feed by vomiting on food. As many as 12 generations of flies can be spawned in a single season and thus it is critical that a focused strategy is formed to control flies at their source.

Eggs are laid in moist decaying matter such as household refuse, compost or dung and it takes between 4 days in summer and 4 weeks in winter for fully formed flies to emerge.


Business consequences and potential health hazards:

Houseflies can transmit intestinal worms and are potential carriers of diseases such as:

  • Dysentery
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Typhoid
  • Cholera
  • Tuberculosis


What you can do:

Flies in your business are a source of disgust to customers and employees and if there are enough flies, this will raise concerns over the health and hygiene standards of your business. 

  • Do not leave food lying around
  • Throw out your rubbish the same day
  • Establish a daily cleaning regime
  • Spray regularly with an insecticide
  • Fly traps should be kept in refuse areas in complex and commercial building environments
  • Refuse bins must be stored and sealed well and disposed of without undue delay


Treatment methods:

  • Insect Light Traps, Aerosol Dispensers, Growth Regulators, Contact Insecticides and Monitoring Devices
  • These will be of a glue board nature and will be serviced monthly. Insect light traps are placed inside the facility at areas that are deemed as high risk
  • Aerosol dispensers placed inside offices and administration areas


For Material Safety Data Sheet, please contact Anli Moller anlim@steiner.co.za
For Material Safety Data Sheet, please contact Skye Soutter SkyeS@steiner.co.za