Faqs About Flies

Flies are insects of the Order Diptera (Greek: di = two, and pteron = wing), possessing a single pair of wings on the mesothorax and a pair of halteres, derived from the hind wings, on the metathorax. The common housefly is one of the most widely distributed animals. The basic fly life cycle is egg, larvae (maggots), pupa and adult (winged stage), called holometabolism. Flies rely heavily on sight for survival. The compound eyes of flies are composed of thousands of individual lenses and are very sensitive to movement. Some flies have very accurate 3D vision.

Harmful Effects

Flies are often parasites, including internal parasites endo- such as the bot fly and external parasites ectoparasite such as the mosquito, black fly, sand fly or louse fly. Myiasis is the special term for flies infecting living tissue (such as the screw worm fly). Many flies eat dead organic matter detritovores, plant or animal remains. This is especially common in the larval stage, seen in the filter-feeding mosquitoes and black flies to the dung-feeding blow flies (Calliphoridae) or the organic deposit feeding rat-tailed maggot. A number of taxa feed on blood, including horse flies and mosquitoes.

MAPECON Solution

General Pest Abatement Maintenance Program (GPAMP). This service is designed for the control of ants, cockroaches, mosquitoes, bugs, flies and other flying and crawling insects that transmit more than 35 communicable diseases to man. The treatment is done by spraying, misting, or brushing. This type of service is guaranteed to control the general infestation on the spot with a long residual effect. Garden Spraying is also an option designed to control pests found in your gardens, lawns, ornamental plants, and trees.

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