What methods are used to control flying insects?
For wasps, we apply a dust application or liquid pesticide might be needed, depending on where the hive or nest is situated. The best time for chemical application is usually early in the morning or early in the evening when the bees or wasps are least active.
- Nests and hives should usually be destroyed in order to eliminate the dangers they pose. Never attempt to do this alone, however, as it is highly dangerous and could result in death if not handled correctly. Only a professional pest control technician should do it.
- Your pest control technician will spray the hive or nest with insecticide in order to kill the wasps, following which the nest or hive will be burnt and then taken away.
- The best time to spray the insecticide is in the night when the wasps have gone back to the hive and are not active.
For mosquitoes, we can apply a residual ‘barrier’ treatment. This treatment targets the resting place of mosquitoes. We can also provide an environmentally friendly treatment targeting larvae in free water areas (e.g. ponds). Flies are a pervasive pest but are easily handled. Depending on the species of fly, our technician will use surface treatments, mist applications, biological treatments or baits. Their tendency to rest during the night means surface treatments are very effective for eradication. Our surface sprays can be applied where flies like to rest, while our baits can be used as an attractant. Biological treatments are also effective in controlling fly populations, particularly for nuisance flies like Ferment Flies, Phorid Flies and Drain Flies. However, the longevity of this treatment is shortly lived (only a day or two), so ongoing misting application treatments may be required to control nuisance fly infestations.
For all our flying insect control treatments, we recommend regularly scheduling inspections to ensure that the pest control methods are still effective. We also provide a premium solution for flying insects through electronic flying insect control units. To learn more about our units, please click the button below.
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