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Fly Control in Ireland: Protect Your Home and Business

Identifying Common House Flies in Ireland: Urban vs. Rural

In Ireland, the challenge of fly control is compounded by the variety of fly species, each with distinct traits and behaviours. Understanding these differences is vital for effective management:

Flies found in Urban Settings:

  1. Common House Fly: Widely prevalent in homes, these flies are attracted to various food sources and known for spreading diseases.
  2. Fruit Flies: Commonly found in kitchens, attracted to ripe fruits and vegetables.
  3. Blowflies (Bluebottles): Metallic coloured flies, breed in garbage and decaying matter, carry health risks.
  4. Small Black Flies: Often found in homes, attracted to organic matter. 

Common flies in Rural Settings:

  1. Face Flies: Predominantly found near livestock, targeting animals’ facial areas.
  2. Head Flies: Similar to face flies, known for targeting and aggressively biting animals.
  3. Warble Flies: Impacting livestock, known for laying eggs on animal skin.
  4. Horseflies and Blackflies: Notable for painful bites and disease transmission.

Each species requires a specific approach to control, making accurate identification the first critical step in effective fly management.

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What Attracts Flies to Your Space?

Flies are primarily attracted to food sources, including leftovers, spills, and exposed garbage. They are also drawn to warm environments and breeding grounds such as standing water and damp organic matter.

Dangers Posed by Fly Infestations

Flies are more than a nuisance; they pose significant health risks. They can spread diseases like Salmonella and E. coli and infest homes and businesses, leading to potential health violations, especially in food-related industries​​​​.

Professional exterminators are skilled in identifying and dealing with these different species, ensuring targeted and efficient control methods.

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Effective Methods for Controlling Flies

Controlling flies requires a multi-faceted approach that combines sanitation, prevention, and exclusion for effective management.

While these methods are highly effective when combined, it’s crucial to understand that controlling a fly infestation takes time and persistence. In addition to these measures, over-the-counter and professional pesticides can be used cautiously according to label instructions.

1. Prevention of Fly Infestations

  • Seal entry points like cracks in walls, foundations, and roofs.
  • Store food in sealed containers and keep garbage in tightly sealed bins.
  • Clean up spills immediately.
  • Trim back vegetation near your home.
  • Ensure regular garbage and compost removal.
  • Keep windows and doors closed to prevent fly entry.

2. Exclusion of Fles from your home

  • Install door sweeps and weatherstripping.
  • Use screens on windows and vents.
  • Employ fly traps or sticky fly papers in areas prone to fly activity.

3. Effective Sanitation from Flies

  • Clean and sanitise areas where flies are present.
  • Remove sources of moisture, such as leaks or standing water, to deter flies.
  • Properly and regularly dispose of garbage and compost.


Targeting adult flies is important, but for long-term control, it’s essential to also focus on breeding sites and food sources.

When to Call Professional Fly Control Services

If you notice regular sightings of flies, small dark clusters of spots, or maggots, it may indicate a serious infestation requiring professional intervention. Professionals can identify specific fly species and target breeding sites for effective control​​.

Professional Fly Extermination Techniques in Ireland

Professional exterminators in Ireland employ tailored strategies for each fly species, ensuring effective eradication:

  1. House or Stable Flies: Techniques include baiting and residual insecticides targeting common resting areas like walls and ceilings.
  2. Fruit Flies: Exterminators focus on removing breeding sources, such as overripe fruits, and employ insecticidal fogs in infested areas.
  3. Blowflies (Bluebottles): Treatments involve eliminating breeding grounds in garbage and decaying matter, combined with targeted insecticides.
  4. Face and Head Flies: Control methods for rural areas typically involve space sprays and baits in animal habitats.
  5. Warble and Horseflies: Control in agricultural settings includes larvicides in breeding sites and application of insecticides in animal holding areas.

Why Invest in Professional Extermination of flies in your home or business?

Professional services offer:

  1. Expert Identification: Accurate species identification for targeted treatments.
  2. Customised Solutions: Tailored plans addressing specific infestation characteristics and environmental factors.
  3. Safety and Efficiency: Safe application of insecticides, minimising risk to humans and pets.
  4. Long-term Prevention: Strategies for prevention, reducing the likelihood of future infestations.
  5. Regular Follow-ups: Ensuring complete eradication through consistent monitoring and adjustments.


Investing in professional fly control provides peace of mind, knowing that the infestation is handled safely, efficiently, and effectively.

We utilise comprehensive strategies to eradicate fly infestations.

This includes a detailed inspection, customised treatment plans, and regular follow-up visits to ensure long-term control and prevention of future infestations​​​​.

Our Approach to Control

It’s important to note that these methods are most effective when used in combination, and patience is key to controlling the infestation.


In addition to our methods, we offer both over-the-counter and professional pesticides. These should be used with caution, following label instructions. Most pesticides target foragers, not the colony itself. Locating and eliminating the colony is crucial for long-term control.

If you are looking for environmentally-conscious options eco-friendly treatments are available on request.

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FAQs on Fly Control

1. How can I differentiate between fly species?

Different fly species exhibit unique behaviours and physical characteristics. Professionals can help identify the specific species infesting your property.

2. What home remedies are effective against flies?

Basic measures like keeping your environment clean, using fly traps, and sealing entry points can be helpful.

3. Are fly control treatments safe around children and pets?

Yes, professional treatments are designed to be safe for both residential and commercial environments, ensuring the safety of all occupants.

4. Can flies cause diseases?

Yes, flies can carry and spread various diseases, making their control crucial for health and safety.

5. How often should fly control measures be implemented?

Regular preventive measures should be a continuous process, while professional treatments may vary based on the severity of the infestation.

6. What should I do if DIY methods don’t work?

If home remedies are ineffective, it’s recommended to contact professional exterminators who have the expertise and tools to manage the infestation.

7. How long does it take to see results after professional treatment?

Results can often be observed shortly after treatment, but complete eradication may require multiple visits depending on the infestation’s extent.

8. Are there eco-friendly options for fly control?

Many professionals offer eco-friendly options that minimise environmental impact while effectively controlling fly populations.

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