Flies of many kinds have affected humans and human welfare for thousands of years. Some flies suck blood; other are scavengers. Many transmit disease organisms, some are pests of cultivated plants, some live at the expense of other insects, and others aid in the pollination of plants.
House flies, blow flies, and stable flies, good sanitation is the basic step in all fly management. Whenever possible, food and materials on which the flies can lay their eggs must be removed, destroyed as a breeding medium, or isolated from the egg-laying adult. Killing adult flies will reduce any infestation, by elimination of breeding areas is necessary for good management. Where flies are a problem in buildings, the owner or occupants may be able to do this work; the pest management professional’s job is to seek out the breeding places and advise how the work should be done.