Large Flies

Large Flies

A common house fly is considered a nuisance, but flies represent a serious food safety concern. Flies contaminate food with their filth and can contribute to the spread of disease. Stay ahead of large fly problems in and around your facility and provide a clean, safe and healthy environment for your customers with Ecolab’s Large Fly programme.

Large Fly Program

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Ecolab’s comprehensive Large Fly Program features leading technology and ongoing service to help reduce fly pressure outside your restaurant, grocery store, food and beverage processing facility or non-food business. Using an outside-in approach and proprietary Ecolab equipment, our Large Fly Program prevents flies from entering and quickly destroys those that do get inside.

Commercial Large Fly Elimination Equipment Used

Large Fly Videos

Teaming Up Against Large Flies

Watch this short video on the importance of keeping large flies out of your facility. Ecolab researches fly biology and behavior to help protect your food safety and your reputation. The more you know about large flies, the better you can keep them out of your facility.

Why You Don’t Want a Fly as a Friend

Ecolab Pest Elimination expert, Dr. John Barcay, shows typical large fly behaviors in a way you have never seen before.  Learn how large flies can jeopardize food safety and how Ecolab’s multifaceted, science-based program proactively addresses large fly activity at your facility to help protect your food, your guests’ experience, and your brand reputation.


Large Flies: More Than a Nuisance

Watch a recording of the 2020 Large Flies: More Than a Nuisance Webinar. Ecolab experts discuss the impact of COVID-19 on pest control, large fly biology and behavior, how to prevent large flies from entering your facility and how to choose the right pest provider.

How to Prevent Large Flies

This short video explains the steps you can take to prevent large flies at your facility.

Large Fly Articles

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Facts About Large Flies (“House Flies”)

Large flies, also known as filth flies and black flies, include houseflies, bottle/blow flies and flesh flies. Understanding the biology and behavior of the common types of large flies can help with fly prevention in your facility.

Fly on toast.

Large Flies and Food Safety

Large flies are sometimes called “filth flies” because they breed in manure, human waste, dumpsters, garbage, and decaying vegetation, transmitting disease and presenting a food safety risk. Learn more about how large flies can impact your business’s food safety.

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How to Prevent Large Fly Problems

To protect your business from the food safety and health concerns posed by large flies, there are steps you can take to minimize risk.

Outside-In Approach

Benefit of Outside-in Approach

Implementing a comprehensive program utilizing an Outside-In Approach can greatly improve your efforts towards large fly prevention in your facility. 

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