Aderyn Pest Control

The identification of species will guide you to the likely breeding sites. Adults can be prevented from entering premises through screening off measures. If breeding sites can be found, these can be removed. This can be virtually impossible in poultry houses, but it has been achieved in intensive animal breeding stations.

 

Locating where adults congregate can lead to nearby breeding sites. Look for fly marks on light and alighting surfaces. Larval food must be moist so look for areas, where this accumulates for example, drainage channels, under equipment. Anywhere where waste food tends to accumulate. Is there a soggy residue in the base of bins? Look in residues for larvae.

 

 

Preferred breeding ground.

  • Musca domestica (Housefly)
    Rubbish tips, moist foods, damp mops.
  • Fannia canicurlaris (Lesser Housefly)
    Semi-liquid decaying organic matter.
  • Culicidae (Midges and Mosquitoes)
    Requires water for larval and purpae stages.
  • Calliphoridae (Blow Flies, Blue and Green bottles)
    Meat products, dead animals including rodents.
  • Drosophila spp (Fruit Flies)
    Fermenting vegetable matter.
  • Psychodidae (Filter Flies)
    Sewage, wet, rotting material.
  • Ceratopogonidae (Biting Midges)
    Damp soil, boggy areas.

 

Encourage removal of breeding sites as a priority. Treat alighting and breeding sites with insecticides. For large numbers of flying insects use Microgen. Sprays of dust are useful in treatment of refuse.

Wasps (Vespula species) belong to the same order of insects as Ants (the Hymenoptera). They are a highly evolved order of insects with a caste system, where workers (sterile females) build the nests, raise the young and forage for food under the direction of the queen wasp.

All pest wasps have a narrow waist which gives the abdomen great mobility, elbowed antennae, mouth parts with powerful mandibles and fore and hind wings, linked by minute. They also have a characteristic black and yellow colour and the ovipositor is modified to form a sting.

There are two common wasp species, Vespula vulgaris (common wasp) and Vesppula germanica (german wasp). Both species prefer to form their nest or colony in the ground, but become pests when they nest in caves, outhouses and cavity walls. Wasps also achieve pest status when they forage for food around waste containers and manufacturing areas of confectionery and preserve factories and cake shops.

 

The importance of the control of wasps.

  • Prevention of contamination e.g. wasps in food products.
  • Loss of goodwill. Adverse publicity due to prosecution or the presence of wasps in restaurants etc.
  • Prosecution for selling contaminated foodstuffs.
  • Discontent. Staff working in premises infested by wasps are agitated by them.
  • Fear and discomfort. Wasps stings are unpleasant and painful and can be dangerous, especially to susceptible people.
  • Small black or reddish-brown specks

 

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