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Fly Control

Flies are one of the most likely causes of reputational damage to a business. There are 120,000 species worldwide that pose a health risk to humans, pets, livestock, and goods. Flies can carry diseases such as Salmonella and E. coli — and a small fly problem can very quickly become an infestation. Such health risks can impact your customers, staff, productivity and cause reputational damage to your trade.

At Acorn, we employ several methods of eradicating infestations depending on species.

Usually the most effective treatment consists of a fogging treatment or fumigation.

We also use smoke treatments. Other methods include spray and powder chemical applications.

The Acorn team are highly qualified and accredited with company accreditations including SafeContractor, CHAS, Construction Line, NPTA and SSIP.

The majority of staff members also hold CSCS Cards, Atlas Citation Training certification and all works follow a site-specific risk and method statement (RAMS).

All chemicals used by Acorn Environment Services staff are COSHH risk assessed by our Health and Safety department and stored in a locked facility at our property.

Once the works are completed a detailed post-treatment report with photographic evidence will be provided.

If you would like to know more about our commercial fly control service, including prices and availability, please get in touch.

 

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Call 0161 483 7112 to book an appointment. Available 24/7

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Common flies around your property

Blue Bottle

Blue bottles are usually associated with rotting flesh or food. Often attracted to rubbish and bin stores. Dead rodents or other animals are also common food sources for blue bottle flies.

Cluster

Cluster flies are often found in attic spaces and cavity walls. They use these areas to hibernate in autumn and winter. Cluster flies are regularly seen around window frames. Cluster flies do not feed from dead animals or waste food. They lay their eggs in earthworm colonies.

Fruit fly

Fruit flies by name are normally associated with fruit. Usually fermenting fruit. The are also attracted to other sugary substances. Also their attraction to beer has led them to be branded with the nickname of ‘beer flies’.

Msquitoes

Mosquitoes are a nuisance as they bite. They are often found near water, this midge like fly rarely cause more of a problem than an itchy bite in the UK. However because of this they are considered a pest.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Bees are often confused with wasps because they have a similar shaped body. However bees are vital for pollination to occur and should not be harmed.rnrnWasps have distinct yellow/black bands around the abdomen,rnrnBees have a more non-descript light brown/brown-yellow colour.

A nest will last for 4-6 months however during this time, the nest may change from active to inactive depending on the time of the year.

Killing one wasps will usually attract more. It is better to repel or ignore the wasp, rather than kill.

A queen can live as long as 12 months as she hibernates during the winter in order to establish a new colony the following spring/summer. It is thought that worker wasps live for around 12 – 22 days and male wasps have even shorter lives.

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