Flies have an amazing ability to cause problems simply by being there. However, some species of fly can also cause health problems to both h...
Flies are considered to be one of the most evolved insects known to man. They rely heavily on sight for survival and are generally extremely sensitive to movement.
Most fly species are more of a nuisance than a pest, however flies such as mosquitoes, which feed on blood, can also cause painful skin reactions when they bite and can also transmit infectious diseases.
There are an estimated 240,000 species of fly, with the common house fly regarded as being one of the most widely distributed animals on the planet. Of course, not all species are found within the UK, however some of the most common types of fly you may encounter are listed below.
What is Integrated Pest Management?
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IPM In Fast Food Restaurants
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The Art Of Detection
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IPM In The Garden
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Keeping Insects At Bay
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