Fly Control New Zealand

Flies don’t attack you. However, they are harmful to your health because of their ability to carry and spread various diseases. If you have observed many flies on your property, you know it is time to call an expert.

Flies are attracted to organic matter, decaying vegetables, and stagnant water. Even the aroma of dishes you are cooking can attract flies from up to 50 meters. Depending on the wind flow, flies may travel several kilometres. Flies are these annoying pests that are present almost everywhere.

At Tom’s Pest Control New Zealand, we offer customised fly removal solutions that are carried out carefully using state-of-the-art, efficient, safe, and safe application methods. While flies may not harm you or your family directly, removing them from your property as soon as possible is essential to avoid the transmission of diseases through them.


Common Fly Species In New Zealand

House Fly: This is the most common fly found in many properties. This fly type is attracted to light sources found on uncovered food left on the table or kitchen countertop. Another thing that draws these flies to your home is the food odour. 

Lesser House Fly: This is another type of house fly spotted in many residential and commercial properties. Small in size, these flies fly endlessly in circles, usually right in the centre of the room or below the ceiling lights. These flies don’t sit on humans, but their presence is irritating since they are flying around you. 

Blow Fly: Blow Fly is a species spotted in many areas. These flies are noisy and are usually spotted near light sources. They are big and have huge eyes. They typically don’t enter a property in large numbers. However, if they do, this indicates the presence of a rotting carcass like that of a rat. Because of the size and metabolism of these flies, controlling them with residual insecticide treatments becomes difficult. 

Common Fly Control Methods

One of the most effective ways to control flies is using fly screens. These serve as an obstruction but are expensive to control flies entering your home. However, this method is effective in areas where the fly issue has been prevailing for a long.

A residual insecticide is another fly control method used to treat flies in New Zealand. This method involves spraying the insecticide on surfaces where the flies usually rest. Residual insecticide may last throughout the season and is highly safe for indoor air quality.

The use of insecticide dispersing machines is growing with each passing day to control the fly population effectively. These machines are ideal for being used in commercial properties like safes, stores, and restaurants. The treatment involves releasing insecticide in the air for a few minutes to discourage flies from attacking that particular area. The active ingredient of these insecticides is organic pyrethrums and synthetic pyrethroids.

UV Light Traps are another effective way of fly control. These traps attract flies just like Zapper traps. However, flies are isolated in a sticky cardboard trap.



Why Choose Tom’s Pest Control?

For years, Tom’s Pest Control has been in the pest control service business. We have removed thousands of pest species from various properties effectively in our career. Some of the primary reasons why our customers trust us for our fly infestation treatments are – 

Affordable Prices

We know how expensive pest control services can be. However, we aim to remove all pests from your property without drilling a hole in your pocket. 

Quality Services

Though our affordable prices, our services are top-notch. You can expect premium services at the best prices at Tom’s Pest Control. 

Experienced Pest Controllers

To give our customers the best result possible, we only send experienced and knowledgeable pest controllers to your property. So whatever your concern is, you may discuss it with them and expect to receive the best solution.

Renowned Name In The Industry

Since we have been in the pest control industry for years, many clients have referred us to their acquaintances. 

Excellent Customer Service

We value our customers, so we are here to patiently answer all your queries. No matter your concern, you may speak to our customer care service, and they will help you! 

Safe Methods

Pest control is a big responsibility! While we ultimately want the pests on your property to be killed, we do not want to compromise your safety. Hence, we adopt safe and effective measures to achieve the expected results. 


Fly Treatment Procedure

We adopt a systematic approach to removing all types of flies from your property. Therefore, when you hire us for our fly and maggot treatment, you may expect the following:


Our qualified fly control technicians will come to your property to complete an initial assessment. During the inspection, our experts will check for the type of fly on your property and the level of infestation. An inspection is to understand why your property is facing the pest infestation issue. 


Treatment Plan

Our next step is to create a tailored treatment plan to control the flies. The treatment plan that we draft will have information on the type of fly treatment, treatment duration, the expected outcome, and more information related to the treatment.


Fly Control Treatment

We then carry out the treatment safely. We will use a combination of methods to ensure the flies are eradicated from your property. From liquid applications to fly baits, we can handle all procedures well.

Pest Treatment Plan

Ongoing Prevention

It is not possible to control flies in the long run with the treatment alone. This is why we offer tips and tricks that will help you manage the flies on your property and ensure a healthy environment. Based on our findings, we will share some tips for general fly control strategies like regular cleaning of the kitchen, keeping food covered, frequent yard maintenance, and more.


How can you eliminate a fly infestation?

To eliminate the infestation, first identify its weaknesses. For example, they are attracted to light and smell. To kill them, you can use essential oils and strong fragrances.


Fly traps can be used indoors or outdoors. Flying insects love apple cider vinegar traps and fermented apple juice traps. Spray repellent spray is another effective way to get rid of insects.


Lavender is known for its pleasant scent and ability to repel insects. The faint clove scent repels flies. Mixing lemon juice and spices can repel insects.

Are flies a problem or not?

Fly problems can be solved quickly. For example, flies can enter your home through your front door.


Fly problems can be solved. However, you might not be able to eliminate specific fly infestations. You might need to consult a professional if you have multiple infestations or your fly population is rapidly growing.


Tom’s Pest Control New Zealand sends trained professionals to inspect your home and identify potential nesting areas. You also get protection against pests that can spread disease, damage your house, or cause havoc elsewhere in your home.

What are the signs and symptoms of a fly infestation?

They can detect houseflies’ infestations. Lapteric larvae emerge from the nests of their pupae as Lapteric Larvae. Some people can hear buzzing from houseflies.


House flies buzz because their wings beat in unison. The thorax of a housefly is grey with four stripes. A housefly adult measures 1-8/8″ and one inch or 4-7 micrometres.


Their bodies are slightly hairy and have only one fixed wing. These animals have thousands to thousands of tiny lenses in their compound red eyes. This allows them to see clearly. Therefore, female houseflies are more valuable than their male counterparts. Houseflies do not have fangs or stingers.

What diseases can a fly be exposed to?

Research has shown that flying insects can transmit sixty-five diseases, including cholera. Because they eat little, it is easy to find them.


These are the most prevalent infectious diseases that air travel can easily spread.


  • Enteric diseases include diarrhoea and cholera.
  • Parasitic Infections
  • Two conditions can cause trachoma or Pandemic Conjunctivitis.
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Skin infections include cutaneous diphtheria and yaws.


Did you know that a fly can travel up to thirty kilometres to get food? Unfortunately, flying can also allow them to carry dirt and other garbage. This could be a danger to your food. So, protecting your food from these insects is crucial.

Which fly species is the most unique?

We come across many types of fly every day. Their two wings can be used to distinguish them. This is the unique characteristic of Extra Large Diptera Order.


Due to the number of Diptera species (more than 150 000) and the many families, it is not easy to classify all Diptera fly types. However, these are the most widespread.


  • Darden Flies
  • Drain Fly
  • Muscidae Housefly
  • Blow Flies
  • Biting Flies
  • Sand Flies
  • Black Flies
  • Snipe Flies
  • Horse Flies
  • Bee Flies
  • Flower Flies
  • Tachinid Flies
  • Robber Flies and Other Things


We recommend you consult a local guide before purchasing any fly control products. In addition, you may not be allowed to transport a complete box of fly-control products.


Visit your local fly shop to conduct your research. You can also hire professional fly control services.