Flies and Mosquitoes

Flies and mosquitoes are two of the most annoying pests in Australia. They can both cause a great deal of disruption to our lives, from buzzing around our heads to making it difficult to enjoy outdoor activities. However, there are some key differences between these two flying nuisances. Generally speaking, flies tend to be much larger than mosquitoes and their wings produce a distinct noise when they fly. Additionally, flies rarely bite and usually spend more time hovering or walking on surfaces than mosquitoes do. Mosquitoes on the other hand are smaller and will often actively seek out humans in order to feed on their blood. The buzzing sound they make is also quite different from that of a fly, being much higher pitched and continuous. In terms of control methods, flies can be easily dissuaded with flyswatters or screens whereas mosquitoes require insect repellent or sprays to prevent them from entering an area. All in all, flies and mosquitoes are very different creatures that can torment us during summertime but thankfully there are ways we can protect ourselves from them!

Pest Control in Australia

Bed Bugs

Frequently Asked Questions

Common pest control methods for targeting flies and mosquitoes in Australia include insecticides, larvicides, physical barriers such as screens, traps, and reducing breeding grounds.
The effectiveness of each of the various pest control methods used depends on the specific circumstances and environment. Generally speaking however, insecticides can be very effective when used correctly. Physical barriers such as screens and traps can also be effective in reducing fly or mosquito populations in specific areas. Reducing breeding grounds is typically the most effective method for long-term management of these pests.
Yes, some pest control products may present a risk to human health if not used according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer or licensed applicator. It is important to read all labels carefully before use and follow all safety precautions listed on the product packaging as well as any additional guidance provided by a professional applicator or regulatory body such as EPA Australia.