Identification, treatment, & prevention information.


Identifying Flies

We all deal with flies on an almost-daily basis. They’re no doubt one of the most irritating pests around, and can be really difficult to get rid of. The most common type of flies that we see on a regular basis are blow flies. However, fruit flies and house flies are other common offenders, found in and around homes and businesses throughout Australia.

Where the Pest is Found

Flies are a real nuisance pest and carry bacteria. They often spread illnesses and diseases such as typhoid, cholera, and worms. They deposit their larvae (maggots) wherever possible, particularly where there are food scraps, animal excrement, and rotting organic matter. Getting rid of flies and preventing infestations is a must for the health of your family, employees, and yourself.

At Oracle Services, we offer safe pest control services to eliminate and prevent fly infestations. We’ll also help implement an effective plan to ensure that flies don’t come back!

Fly Traits

Exploring the Distinctive Characteristics and Habits


Black to brown


Clear wings


Attracted to food and scraps


Bulbous eyes, often red


‘Furry exterior’


Lay maggots.


The Fly Species

Blow Fly

Blow Flies are between 11mm and 13mm long, and can be larger. They are usually brown, black and grey in colour, with blue and green hues common as well. They will often feed on honeydew and nectar and are attracted to moisture. They do not usually appear in large numbers, and are less irritating than other types of flies.
Blow Fly

House Fly

The House Fly is about 5mm to 8mm long, with dull grey colouring. This type of fly is often found in homes busy areas, particularly when food is present. This is the kind of fly that you probably spend most of your time swatting out of your home or away from your food.
House Fly

Fruit Fly

Fruit Flies are much smaller, at about 3mm to 5mm long. They are attracted to rotting fruits and are often found in your fruit bowl or bin. They are often a nuisance in homes, restaurants and cafes, and other business places. Their colouring is generally lighter than Blow Flies and House Flies.
Fruit Fly

Treatment Options for Flies


Professional Pest Control

Consult a pest control expert for large and difficult to remove fly infestations to ensure a more effective and more hygienic removal process.


Insecticide sprays

We utilise safe aerosols that eliminate flies and destroy their larvae rapidly. We always conduct these treatments in an environmentally-friendly manner.


Fly baits

There are a number of fly baits available for use. These baits can be placed in strategic locations, particularly near rubbish bins or problem areas.


Space treatments

These are small aerosol dispensers which target small spaces where flies may be gathering and laying larvae.

Fly Prevention Tips


Regular inspections

It’s important to regularly inspect the interior of your home or business, checking for any signs of flies in large numbers. The faster you treat the issue, the easier it will be.


Keep bins sealed

Ensure your bins, both inside and outside, are sealed properly. This will prevent flies from being attracted and lured into your space.


Throw away old fruit

Throwing away fruit before it starts to rot is the best way to make sure fruit flies do not appear in great numbers, especially around your fruit bowl.


Seal food

If you store food on your bench or in the open, make sure it is sealed properly to prevent flies from laying larvae.


Utilise fly screens

Fly screens are a must in Australia! These useful screens will keep flies and all kinds of other insects out of your home.

A Combination of Treatment and Prevention is Essential

At Oracle Services, we know that preventing a build up of flies is always a better option than trying to get rid of them once they’ve appeared in numbers. This is exactly why expert pest inspections and quality preventative methods are essential. Our team of technicians apply all of their skills and knowledge to discover and eliminate fly infestations at home or in a commercial setting, before they become a big problem.


Our Fly Treatment Process

Step 1


The first step is a thorough inspection of your home or business. We’ll take the time to identify the types of flies that are causing problems.

Step 2


Once we have completed the inspection and identified the source of the flies, we’ll consult with you regarding an effective treatment.

Step 3


We’ll plan the most efficient strategy to eliminate flies and prevent them from returning later on.

Step 4


Our expert technicians will execute our pest control plan to maximum effect, eliminating your flies with the use of effective green treatments.

Step 5


Once we’ve completed our pest control service, we will provide you with a plan to help prevent a re-infestation of flies in the future.


Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most common questions we get asked about pest control for flies.

Flies are attracted to food, rubbish, decaying organic matter and similar materials. Prevention is key - ensure food and rubbish bins are sealed at all times, and that you use fly screens or keep doors and windows shut.
The best treatment is the one tailored to your home or business. We’ll take the time to work out the most effective fly treatment for your space and execute it in a safe manner, ensuring that we eliminate the flies while protecting your wellbeing.
Flies are notorious for carrying a wide variety of illness-causing organisms and bacteria. If flies are permitted to land on or in your food, or you have a particularly large infestation, there’s every chance they could cause you to get sick.

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