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August 14, 2023
Fly and Mosquito Control in Commercial Spaces: Tips and Best Practices

Do you ever find yourself caught in a swarm of flies when eating or even having to swat at mosquitoes while having a night out? Now imagine all that happening in your commercial space. Sounds bad, doesn’t it? Nothing will turn your visitors away more than these insects buzzing through their personal space.

Fly Infestations in a commercial space can start with just one person leaving food in the open. It can be highly inconvenient as they can transmit diseases such as cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis and salmonellosis. Besides being a nuisance, some fly species may bite as well!

Conversely, mosquitoes thrive mainly due to the tropical climate here in Singapore, which provides the optimum temperature for their growth. Some mosquito species are known to spread diseases like dengue, malaria, Zika, and West Nile.

The good news? Fly and mosquito control techniques can drastically reduce their numbers and infestations in a short amount of time. Here’s how to keep your commercial spaces free from flies and mosquitoes with these helpful tips and best practices.

1. Remove standing water

Mosquitoes need water for the first three stages of their life, while flies are attracted to any form of moisture. So, one of the best ways to deter these flying pests from your property is to locate and remove excess moisture, especially standing water.
Not only will this stop mosquitoes from laying eggs on your premises, but it’ll also help to keep flies away.

2. Maintain landscaping

Dark, humid areas caused by overgrown shrubs are ideal environments for adult mosquitoes and flies. Thin out any heavy vegetation and trim bushes or branches in highly frequented areas to help eliminate their sources of shelter.

3. Rid of debris from your grounds

It’s simple — just keep things clean. Remove debris from property grounds, which includes items that may hold stagnant water or trash that might add shade, increase moisture retention, or even serve as a makeshift breeding ground.

4. Insect traps

Most insect traps work on flies and mosquitoes. For example, insect light traps with glue boards work well when hanging near a bright light.

Flypapers are paper ribbons coated with a sticky, sweetly fragrant substance. Flies and mosquitoes that land on it will get trapped and die from starvation, dehydration or poison. If you resort to using zappers, do not use them in dining areas, as particles of the dead insects may fall into food being consumed.

5. Flyscreen

Standard flyscreens are designed to keep out most insects, including mosquitoes, wasps, flies, bees and moths. In fact, most flying insects won’t try to squeeze themselves through these small gaps.

6. Get pest control

There are times when you’re unable to cope with the problem of flies and mosquitoes. In this case, the best solution is to call in the professionals. After all, they know how to eliminate mosquitoes and flies immediately.

As one of the top-rated fly control and mosquito pest control in Singapore, we start with inspecting your entire property to determine the source of your fly or mosquito problems. After a thorough assessment, we develop a plan tailored to your business based on our findings. Then we will create an appropriate program for your needs and implement it.

As flies and mosquito control is an ongoing process, Greencare’s mosquito control services will continue to monitor and adjust your treatment program to help keep flies and mosquitos away and your visitors (and you) happy.

Contact us at Greencare today to keep your commercial space free from flies and mosquitoes.

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