Get Rid of Black Soldier Flies | Soldier Flies

Get Rid of Black Soldier Flies | Soldier Flies

Get Rid of Soldier Flies

Soldier Fly Identification

The soldier flies are large/length of 5/8 inches. The color varies among species. The Soldier fly thorax is usually black on top, yellow to yellowish green at his side.
The adult Black soldier flies have black wings, held on the back when silent.
Others vary in color from metallic blue to green and violet or black and yellow patterns. They have an antenna (elbowed) characteristic due to the long terminal segment.
In many situations involving these flies, only larvae or cocoon are found.

The key to soldier fly identification is the presence of its distinctive larvae.

The larvae are dark brown, torpedoes and flattened. Larvae grow over an inch in length. The larvae and cocoon of the army flies have a distinctive appearance and are key in identifying these types of flies. These larvae are usually seen under or around the trash, trash or compost piles.
The organic material in which soldier fly breed is always moist and is usually in the stage of advanced decomposition. The pupa is also flattened and dark brown.
The source of breeding inside usually occurs in large buildings where the trash is inside the loading jetty area.
Look for larvae and pupae along the walls and edges of the trash. The size of larvae and pupae is large, and easy to identify both larvae and pupae. The sanitation of the trash will be an important step in controlling these flies. Clean the organic debris found around, inside and under the trash. Doldier flies found in and around the house usually breed and feed the moist organic matter associated with untreated trash.

Soldier Fly Inspection

When Soldier flies are found in a building, usually it is a direct result of the nearest trash or other trash cans.
Check bins, compost piles, and trash cans. The larvae and pupae will be found under or around the trash. The younger Larva will be buried in compost pile or moist organic material and harder to find.
During the last instar the worm crawls into the visible area to become a pupate.

The organic material in which Soldier fly breed is always moist and is usually in the stage of advanced decomposition.
Some soldier flies are aquatic, storing their eggs at the water's edge; It is not a species that is commonly found to evangelate houses or other structures

Solider Fly Control

Sanitation & Chemical Control

Sanitation is the first level of defence, although there are various traps and sprays used to kill flies, it is necessary to erase the source to eliminate them.

Whenever possible, food and materials used to lay eggs should be eliminated, destroyed, as a medium of breeding, or isolated from an adult laying eggs. Killing adult flies will reduce infestations, but elimination of the breeding area is necessary for good management.
A pyrethrum space spray such as Stryker 54CB 80 Pyrethrin Aerosol or Country Vet CV-80D Aerosol can be used as a quick kill, reducing populations of flying insects.

Spraying dumpster surfaces will be of some help, but sanitation is ultimately required. The flies rest on the sprayed surface of the dumpster and pick up enough insecticide to kill them. When spraying the surfaces, it should be wet enough to the point of runoff, but not enough to form puddles. To clean dumpsters after a garbage pick-up, useInvade Bio Foam or Invade Hot Spot as a sanitation product will help sanitation and breeding sources.

Spray any areas where the Soldier flies would land upon and rest. Also spray possible entry points, such as around windows and doors. We recommend either Cyper WSP or LambdaStar Ultra 9.7 insecticides.

Cyper WSP is a wettable powder, mixed with water to spray the exterior surfaces where flies would land, sprayed once a month. Wettable powders will show up visible on dark surfaces

Use LambdaStar Ultra Cap 9.7 if you are concerned about the visiblity on dark surfaces.