Flies are important pest and fall into several groups. They mostly live in association of human and their activities and many of these insects have affected man and his welfare for thousands of years.

Some flies are associated with filth and hence their presence is very embarrassing to the home owner. Flies hovering around can cause annoyance to anyone; they can be intensely irritating when they settle in swarms on man and beast and may result in production loss in any labour intensive industry.

Few species of flies are also known to bite and spread diseases to human and domestic animals, whereas yet another would simply multiply in fruits or decomposing animal carcasses.

Some important category of flies include

  • Filth flies or housefly and its relatives (Muscidae)
  • Flesh flies (Sarcophagidae)
  • Bottle flies and blowflies (Calliphoridae)
  • Black flies (Simuliidae)
  • Horseflies and deer flies (Tabanidae)
  • Fruit flies (Drosophilidae)

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Insecticide

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Insecticide

Solfac EW

Aerosol

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Black House Ant

Black House Ant

They have a preference for sugary liquids and will tend to...

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Pharaoh Ant

Pharaoh Ant

This small ant is yellow-brown in colour with...

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Meat Ant

Odorous Garden Ant

Typically omnivores, they can eat proteins and will...

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White Footed Ant

White Footed Ant

A small, dull, and cloudy-black coloured ant which can...

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Ghost Ant

Ghost Ant

Very small ants, the workers are 2mm long and have a pale,...

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Fire Ant

Fire Ant / Red Imported Fire Ant

The Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) has a copper brown head...

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Rat

Bandicoot

Bandicoot are often found outdoors and tend to live in...

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Rodent - Pest Control - Bayer

Roof Rat

Roof Rats are expert climbers and are usually black to...

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House Mouse

House Mouse

Mice tend to live in grassy or bushy areas, making their...

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Brown-banded Cockroach

adults and nymphs have two brownish, broad bands across the...

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Bed Bug

Bed Bugs

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Oriental Cockroach - Pest Control - Bayer

Oriental Cockroach

It is most commonly found around the ground-floor of...

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American Cockroach

American Cockroach

Gregarious and nocturnal, they spend the day hiding in...

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Bird mite

Bird Mite

So small that they are almost invisible to the human eye,...

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Grain Mite

Grain Mite

The Grain Mite feeds on a wide variety of products,...

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Poultry Mite

Mites

Bird mite, Red poultry mite, Couchgrass mite, Grain mite.

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Five Spined Bark Beetle

Five Spined Bark Beetle

Adults are often prevalent in stressed or damaged pine...

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Australian Spider Beetle

Spider Beetle

Gregarious and nocturnal, Spider Beetles spend the day in...

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Occasional pests

silverfish,millipedes,psocids/booklice,clothes...

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Black Larder Beetle

Dermestid Beetle

Typically associated with materials with high protein...

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Black Carpet Beetle

Black Carpet Beetle

These flying insects are mainly considered a pest because...

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African Black Beetle

Beetles & Weevils

Beetles and weevils are classified in the Order Coleoptera....

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Stored Grain Pests

Stored product pests fall into two main insect orders:...

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Black garden ant

Ants

Of all insects that infest buildings, ants are the most...

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Mosquitoes - Anopheles Macu

Anopheles Mosquito

Adult Anopheles can also be identified by their typical...

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Indian Meal Moth

Indian Meal Moth

TheIndian Meal Moth has forewings which are grey in colour...

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Lesser Grain Borer

Lesser Grain Borer

In India, it is a serious pest of grains. Grain borers are...

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Spider

Spider

Most spiders are harmless and play an important role in...

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Mosquito Larva

Mosquito Larva

Commonly referred to as “wigglers” or “wrigglers” as a...

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Housefly

House fly

House flies do not discriminate between food and filth....

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Clothes Moth

Clothes Moth

They are typically 7–8 mm in length when the wings are...

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Culex Mosquito

Adult mosquitoes have a typical resting posture wherein the...

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Flea

Flea

Adult fleas live exclusively as parasites of warm blooded...

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Blow Fly

Blow fly

They are slightly larger than common house flies but have...

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Mosquitoes - Aedes Caspius

Aedes Mosquito

Aedes mosquito, also known as 'Asian tiger mosquito' has...

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Tropical Warehouse Moth - Pest Control - Bayer

Tropical Warehouse Moth

Commonly also referred to as the Almond moth or Dried...

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American Cockroach

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are common in commercial premises associated...

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Brown Rat

Rodents

Rodents are arguably the most significant global pest for...

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Mosquito

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes not only cause nuisance by their bites but also...

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Booklice

Booklice (Psocid)

Detailed information on the pest including classification,...

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German Cockroach

German Cockroach

German cockroaches are faster and smaller than other...

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Silverfish

Silverfish

Silverfish are nocturnal and secretive insects that are...

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Biscuit Beetle

Biscuit Beetle

A pest of cereal products e.g. flour, bread, it is an...

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Flour Beetle

Flour Beetle

The Flour Beetle resides in the smallest of crevices, and...

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Lesser Mealworm (adult) - Pest Management Bayer

Lesser Mealworm

This pest favours humidity and warmth and is most prevalent...

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Rice Moth - Pest Control - Bayer

Rice Moth

The Rice Moth has a pale, buff-brown colour which is...

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Grain Weevil

Grain Weevil

Grain weevils do not fly but instead, infestations often...

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Carpet Beetle

Carpet Beetle

Including varied Carpet beetle, Furniture Carpet beetle,...

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Termite Worker

Termites

Termites are social insects, working and living together in...

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