Sphaerocerid Fly Control
Sphaerocerid Fly Identification
Size: 1/8 inch, Color: Black
In this fly, the first segment of the tarsi is enlarged compared to other segments. Tarsi is the last five segments of the leg.
Sphaerocerid Biology and Habits
Sphaerocerid flies are also called "dung flies" because they can breed in animal impurities. Sphaerocerid flies belong to a large family of flies known as Sphaeroceridae containing 241 species in North America.
These flies are prevalent in poultry houses breeding in chicken manure.
There are some species that feed on decaying organic matter, meaning they can be found in the same area, such as Phorid flies and fruit flies. Biology and customs are almost identical with other small flies.
Inspecting Sphaerocerid Infestations
Look for a decomposing or fermented organic material. Check out the fruits and vegetables stored outside the cooler.
Trash containers or bins that are not cleaned regularly may be one such source. Check the bottom and back of the large equipment.
The decaying organic matter can be trapped in the cracks in the kitchen appliances (where it meets the floor). Because many food handling places and food processing facilities use water hoses to wash floors consistently, floor debris may be trapped in small cracks and start fermenting. Use a knife to scrape the bottom of the equipment, to examine the debris and the existence of life larvae.
Check the floor drain. This may be a breeding spot, although these flies are usually not found there.
Flies Drain, Phorid flies, and fruit flies can also breed there. Sphaerocerid flies, drain, Phorid, and fruit are often found to breed in a super thin layer or debris layer that naturally accumulates in pipes, traps and aqueducts.
The floor line and sink can then be treated with a bio gel drain such as Invade Bio Drain Treatment: Invade Bio Drain Treatment Gel.
Sphaerocerid Fly Control
- Finding and removing all the sources of breeding flies Sphaerocerid is the first and best elimination method.
- Floor lines need to be cleaned regularly, not only for Sphaerocerid flies but other small flies. Bleach and hot water is not enough to eliminate the source of breeding. Floor drainage and sinks can be handled with bio Gel drain such as Invade Bio Drain Treatment: Invade Bio Drain Treatment Gel, as an integrated pest management component.
- If these flies are found breeding in crawlspaces or inside walls, the source of the breeding should be eliminated and dried thoroughly.