Fly Killer


The common house fly, blow fly and fruit fly seek out warm, moist environments with food sources to lay their eggs. Female flies can lay 150 eggs in one go, and up to 800 eggs in a week!

Flies are extreemly annoing. They are noisy, and they love to cling to you and your food. Flies excrete wherever they come to rest and thereby mechanically transmit disease organisms and the worst part of it. 

House flies are strongly suspected of transmitting at least 65 diseases to humans, including typhoid fever, salmonella, dysentery, cholera, poliomyelitis, yaws, anthrax, tularemia, leprosy and tuberculosis. House flies have also been known to transmit the eggs of parasitic worms. They can also be the cause of allergy. 

You can make life difficult for these critters and stop their breeding cycle with these 9 DIY tips.

How to protect your home from flies

  1. Don't feed them. Be sure to throw out any food as soon as it starts to rot, including fruit, which smells especially attractive to our flying friends. And pack away leftover foods promptly, preferable into airtight containers and place in the cupboard or fridge.

  2. Keeping surfaces spotless will also deter flying insects from landing in your zone. Fruit flies will feed on tiny splashes of food and sugary drinks that are easy to miss, so be vigilant when wiping benches.

  3. Survey your property, and if you’ve got fruit trees in your garden pick up any fruit that’s fallen off to avoid it rotting and becoming a tasty fly treat.

  4. Don't offer them a drink. As well as keeping surfaces clear of food, be sure to keep your surfaces dry - what looks like a smear of water to you, is a long tall drink for a fly!

  5. Clean after your pets. Animal faeces in the garden is another attraction for flies. Bag and bin all animal droppings regularly. The last thing you want is flies bringing that inside onto your kitchen surfaces!

  6. Hide your garbage. Rubbish beans are onther popular source of food for flies. Keep the lids on bins and hose the bin regularly to remove any outer debris.

  7. Use Ecomist Sniper on bins, around the doorways and entry points into the home. Once contact with spray landing on the sprayed surface the fly will die.

  8. Fruit flies often breed in dirty drains, as they are attracted to dark moist environments with food residue. Cleaning and sanitising your drains regularly will discourage insects from breeding. Torpedo drain foam is designed to sanitize your drain.

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  9. Establish an ongoing protection. Use an insect killer, that eliminates insects. And that means: flushes insects out of their hiding places, repels and kills them. The insect killer should provide the 24 hours protection and be safe to use arond people, food and pets. Ecomist developed the original automatic insect control concept that has been proven time and again in the most demanding environments. It eliminates flying and crawling insects in indoor and semi-enclosed outdoor areas. 24 hour protection without you needing to do a thing: just set and forget. Set your Ecomist Automatic Dispenser on to Med-High setting so that spray is dispensed at regular intervals to prevent flies from entering indoors. The Ecomist Natural Insect Killer uses natural pyrethrins derived from the Chrysanthemum Daisy, sourced from Tasmania and East Africa and manufactured in New Zealand, so it's safe to use around people, pets and food.