Flies

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Benefits of Using Our Service

  • SmellGREEN® Natural Insect Repellent, Non-Toxic, Repels Rapidly Mosquitoes (Midges), Fleas, Louse & Other Biting Insects
  • Aquatain AMF Liquid Mosquito Film™, Non-Dangerous, Non-Toxic, Prevents Mosquito Larvae from Breathing & Female Mosquitoes from Depositing Their Eggs on The Water Surface
  • SafePRO® Mosquito Misting System with Natural Insect Repellent, 500 ft Long Misting Barrier Creates an Effective Mosquito-free Zone
  • Starkeys® Outdoor Waterproof Insect Killers and Indoor Sticky Pad Units, Eco-friendly Solutions for Insect Control without The Use of Toxic Pesticides
  • Solar Trap™ Solar Power Outdoor Insect Trap, Clean Energy Helps to Reduce The Emission of CO2 Gas, Environmental Friendly and Energy Saving
  • EzeePlug® Keyhole Plug, Improve Public Health by Eliminating Mosquito’s Breeding Place

Flies

Flies belong to the order Diptera and are characterized by having onlt one pair of wings. The hind wings are vestigial and represented by two short organs known as halteres that serve to balance the fly during flight.

Most commonly encountered flies have large compoud eyes and usually three simple eyes. Their mouth-parts are of the sponging/lapping or piercing/sucking type.


Management

Fly control is accomplished by searching out their bredding places and then improve the sanitation practices. Many materials currently in use are physical in origin and are highly specific for flies, with little or no effect on other organisms.

Structure

Flies found inside a building have entered from the outside in almost all cases. Therefore, barriers preventing access to the building are the first line of defense. Cracks around windows and doors where flies may enter should be sealed. Well-fitted screens will also limit their access to buildings.

Sanitation Practices

Regular removal (at least once a week) and disposal of organic waste, including dog feces and rotting fruit, reduces the attractiveness of the area to adult flies and limits their breeding sites. Garbage should not be allowed to accumulate and should be placed in plastic bags and held in containers with tight-fitting lids. Garbage should also be placed as far from a building entrance as is practicable. In general, poor exclusion and lack of sanitation are the major contributors to fly problems.

Garbage should not be allowed to accumulate and should be placed in plastic bags and held in containers with tight-fitting lids. Garbage should also be placed as far from a building entrance as is practicable. In general, poor exclusion and lack of sanitation are the major contributors to fly problems.

Life Cycle

All flies undergo complete metamorphosis with egg, larva, pupa, and adult stages in their development.

The female fly deposits her eggs in animal waste or moist organic material where the larvae, or “maggots,” complete their development, feeding on bacteria associated with their developmental site.

When the maggots have completed their development and are ready to undergo the next step in their metamorphosis, they convert their last larval skin into a puparium, a hardened shell within which the pupa develops.

Within the puparium, the pupa transforms into an adult fly, which pops off the end of the puparium and emerges. Body fluids pump into the fly’s veins, causing the wings to unfold and expand and allowing them to dry and harden so that the adult can fly.

The rate of fly development is dependent upon temperature, and under optimal summertime conditions flies may develop from egg to adult in as little as 7 days. Once the female fly has mated, she can lay several batches of eggs, typically containing over 100 eggs each.


 Common fly categories found in Hong Kong

  • House fly (Musca Domestica)
  • Face fly (Musca autumnalis)
  • Stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans)
  • Little house fly (Fannia canicularis)
  • Garbage fly (especially in the genus Phaenicia)

Communicable diseases

Myiasis

Myiasis is the invasion of living tissue or organs of vertebrates by larvae of fly (maggot). Feeding activity of the larvae may cause serious tissue damage, often accompanied by putrid discharge and ulceration, resulting in loss of function, injury to the skin, secondary bacterial invasion and death.

Chrysomya bezziana

Chrysomya bezziana, the Old World Screw-worm Fly, is an obligate parasite of mammals. The site of infection is usually at superficial wounds. Adult fly feeds on decomposing corpses, decaying matter, excreta and flowers. Adult female only lays eggs on live mammals, depositing approximately 200 eggs at sites of wounding or in body orifices such as the ear and nose. Wounds in the size of a tick bite are sufficient to attract egg-laying.

The eggs hatch in 24 hours and the resulting larvae burrow into the host’s tissues and feed on the host’s dead or living tissue. The larvae are unable to develop in carrion. They leave the wound after 5-7 days and fall to the ground to pupate. Under hot and humid weather, they can complete the life cycle within 15-30 days. Adult flies live on average for 2-3 weeks.

Chrysomya bezziana is an agent of myiasis: the infestation of live vertebrate animals with larvae, which, at least for a certain period, feed on the host’s dead or living tissue. Feeding activity of the larvae may cause serious tissue damage, resulting in loss of condition, injury to the skin/hide, secondary invasion and death. Same as other members of this genus, Chrysomya bezziana adults commonly visit faeces and decaying matters. Because of this habit, they, therefore, are mechanical carriers of pathogens.

Johnson Group Fly Control Service

There is no better defense against flies than a tailor-made treatment plan from Johnson Group. We aim to minimize the use of traditional chemicals (including products toxic to people and their surroundings) in and around the home/premise while maintaining an effective, diligent fly control program. Least-toxic chemical controls are used as a last resort.


Green products for controlling flies

Chemical methods for controlling mosquitoes

Thermal fogging and cold-mist fogging

Flies Control Products

At the Johnson Group GreenSTORE™, you can acquire easily all effective, environmentally safe and non-toxic products. Free delivery to single location with purchase of HK$500 or above (Not including Discovery Bay and outlying islands, forbidden and remote area).

Please call for more details or visit GreenSTORE™.


PestAerosol™ Insecticide Series

Product Features

  • Effective against flying and crawling pests, including mosquitoes, midges, flies, cockroaches, ants, silverfish, ticks and fleas
  • Fit with homes, offices, restaurants, hotels, warehouses and hospital
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Solar Trap™ Solar Power Outdoor Insect Trap

Educates our Kids – Use Clean Energy and Protect the Environments

This is Johnson Group’s efforts to educate kids about the benefits of using clean energy and encourage their interest in protecting environments. We believe a balanced ecosystem will benefit all living organisms, in particular, the human.

Very Low Running Costs – Save up to 60% of maintenance and repair costs than LPG models

When comparing the overall running costs of Solar Trap™ with other two LPG models for the first years, Solar Trap™ could save up to 60% of costs*.

CE Certified, Safe to Use, No Chemical Consumable is Required

Solar Trap™ complies with CE TK-CC110095 standard. The device neither uses any chemical lure nor emits any toxic substance. Solar Trap™ is composed with safety design fan, unlike other existing products, it doesn’t have any danger from electrical shock, electrical short or fire. It is safe to place the device anywhere like schools, parks and playgrounds etc.

Rainy day or cloudy day – Not a problem

With one full charge from one bright day, Solar Trap™ can be used up to 3 days (8 hours a day). Solar Trap™ has been equipped with the optical sensor system. It will automatically charge on day time, and activate while night time.

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SafePRO® Mosquito Misting System

Let your kids have fun in the outdoors

SafePRO® Mosquito Misting System provides an effective insect mist barrier along the perimeter (up to 500ft) of protected areas with immediate results. The automated misting system is computer controlled. You can preset your preference time and the system will then spray automatically at the precise rate and time. A mosquito-free zone is then created, so your kids can have fun and enjoy activities in the outdoors.

Safe to use

The misting system uses repellent which is an all-natural, formulation of essential oils like Geraniol and Cedarwood oil. Its gentle lemon scent provides a long-lasting deterrent to mosquitoes, midges and others biting insects i.e. mosquitoes, midges, flies, head lice, ants, bed bugs and gnats etc.

The patent concentrated formula is diluted with water before misting. It’s a colorless, non-staining liquid that is safe to use around outdoor furniture. It contains no alcohol or toxic chemicals, is non-flammable, and biodegradable.

The misting system uses repellent which is an all-natural, formulation of essential oils like Geraniol and Cedarwood oil. Its gentle lemon scent provides a long-lasting deterrent to mosquitoes, midges and others biting insects i.e. mosquitoes, midges, flies, head lice, ants, bed bugs and gnats etc.

Features and Benefits of SafePRO® Natural Insect Repellent

  • 100% essential oil and plant extracts
  • UL-2794 EcoLogo Certified, 100% biodegradable
  • Non-toxic, Non-corrosive on surfaces (pH neutral)
  • Safe for users and the environment
  • Does not stain surfaces or skin
  • U.S. EPA Reg. 87742-1 & Health Canada DIN 02390035
  • HK Standards and Testing Centre certified, 99.99% anti-bacterial efficacy
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Starkeys® Decore (Sticky Pad Indoor Insect Killer)

Decore uses ultra violet “Black-light” tube to attract flying insects which are then traped onto the yellow attractant adhesive (sticky pad). Very effective in trapping and killing flying insect. Totally silent and non toxic.
  • Cover a range of 80 square meter
  • NO noise, NO smell, NO debris, NO pollution and NO chemicals
  • Fully compliant with all required Australian and European certified safety standards
  • Suitable for sensitive areas like indoor, kitchen, restaurant, food processing center and hospital
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Starkeys® LURATRAP Cream (Sticky Pad Indoor Insect Killer)

Starkeys® LURATRAP Cream uses ultra violet “Black-light” tube to attract flying insects which are then traped onto the yellow attractant adhesive (sticky pad). Very effective in trapping and killing flying insect. Totally silent and non toxic.
  • Cover a range of 40 square meter
  • NO noise, NO smell, NO debris, NO pollution and NO chemicals
  • Fully compliant with all required Australian and European certified safety standards
  • Suitable for home
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Starkeys® Bali Style Lantern (Outdoor Model)

Bali Style Lantern covers a larger outdoor areas. Unlike chemicals, insects can not become resistant to electrocution.
  • Cover a range of 15,000 square meter
  • Water tested – IXP4 rated with powerful light and heavy duty power transformer
  • Fully compliant with all required Australian and European certified safety standards.
  • Ideal for all outside areas – entertain in peace without mosquitoes and other annoying insects
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Starkeys® L25 (Bug Zapper Lantern)

Starkeys® L25 covers a larger outdoor areas. Unlike chemicals, insects can not become resistant to electrocution.

  • Cover a range of 1,000 square meter
  • Water tested – IXP4 rated with powerful light and heavy duty power transformer
  • Fully compliant with all required Australian and European certified safety standards.
  • Ideal for all outside areas – entertain in peace without mosquitoes and other annoying insects
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EzeePlug® Keyhole Plug

EzeePlug® has been registered under the law (Chapter 522) of HKSAR with registration no. 0801505.1. It is also patented in Republic of China with patented no. ZL 2008 2 0117033.4. EzeePlug® comes with different sizes to fit the actual needs of each manhole cover. EzeePlug® can be used to plug up the keyhole on manhole cover. It is durable, easy to operate and reusable.

Benefits of EzeePlug®

  • Improve public health by eliminating mosquito’s breeding place
  • Reduce the use of traditional toxic pesticides
  • Safe ladies from potential danger if they step in the keyhole with high heel shoes

Safe to use

EzeePlug® is safe to use in both outdoors and indoors. The plastic material can resist high temperature. EzeePlug® has also done through Impact Test(GB/T 1732-93) and Xenon-arc Exposure Test(ISO 4892-2:2006 & ISO 105-A02:1993) to make sure its durability.

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SmellGREEN® Natural Insect Repellent

SmellGREEN® Natural Insect Repellent repels rapidly mosquitoes, fleas, louse & other blood sucking insects. SmellGREEN® solution is an all-natural, formulation of essential oils like Geraniol and Cedarwood oil. Its gentle lemon scent provides a long-lasting deterrent.

Safe and Effective

SmellGREEN® contains no alcohol or toxic chemicals, is non-flammable, and biodegradable. It’s a colorless, non-staining liquid spray that is safe to spray onto your clothings and skin while you’re doing some outdoor activities. SmellGREEN® is demonstrably safe for the intended use. The active ingredient “Geraniol” has proven to be the most effective repellent of the over 4000 compounds tested by the University of Florida including citronella and DEET.

Benefits of SmellGREEN®

  • 100% essential oil and plant extracts
  • UL-2794 EcoLogo Certified, 100% biodegradable
  • Non-toxic, Non-corrosive on surfaces (pH neutral)
  • Safe for users and the environment
  • Does not stain surfaces or skin
  • U.S. EPA Reg. 87742-1 & Health Canada DIN 02390035
  • HK Standards and Testing Centre certified, 99.99% anti-bacterial efficacy
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PSA SKIN2P™ Insect Repellent (Icaridin)

Highly effective skin repellent – 20% icaridin (picaridin)

Keeps mosquitoes and other biting insects away from the skin

Benefits of PSA SKIN2P™ Insect Repellent (Icaridin)

  • Water based formulation (no alcohol)
  • 8 hours protection
  • WHO & American Academy of Pediatrics recommended repellent
  • Non-staining, non-greasy, non-flammable
  • Non-irritant, hypoallergenic
  • In compliance with Biocide Directive 98/8/EC TP 19
  • 100% imported from France
  • Suitable for pregnant women and children over the age of 4 months
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Thermal Fogging

Thermal fogging is a space treatment against flying adult. It can reach air spaces in areas obstructed by dense vegetation or other objects. When the flies come into contact with the droplets (usually in 5 – 30 micron), they will be killed immediately.

Cold-mist Fogging

Cold fogging is a space treatment against flying adult. Though It cannot reach air spaces in areas obstructed by dense vegetation or other objects, it is easily to control its distance and coverage, and is more suitable to apply in urban areas. When the flies come into contact with the droplets (usually in 5-30 micron), they will be killed immediately.
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