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.
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We specialise in pest control services for commercial establishments (such as hotels and restaurants) and industries (such as food processing and pharmceutical makers).



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Large Flies Can Spread Disease

Large flies, including house flies, bottle flies, blow flies and flesh flies, are associated with the spread of disease causing pathogens that cause disease such as Cholera, Typhoid Fever, Diptheria and Dysentery. These pests have also been shown to transfer E. coli and Salmonella, which cause foodborne illnesses. Because large flies readily transfer pathogens, managing them is critically important for any facility that handles food.

Our expert Service Specialists provide a customised programme featuring leading edge technology and ongoing service to help eliminate flies on the exterior and interior of your facility.

Ecolab's Large Fly programme includes:

  • Inspection of structural and sanitation issues that can lead to large fly infestation
  • Exterior treatments to areas flies congregate including waste and recycling and near entrances
  • Interior treatments
  • Stealth Fly Stations for exterior protection 
  • Fly traps and lights for interior protection
  • Recommendations on how to limit fly entry

Ecolab’s comprehensive pest programme combines an outside-in approach to pest control with on-site consultation, data-driven reporting, customer support 24/7/365 and educational tools to raise staff awareness on how they can prevent pest activity.

When you partner with Ecolab Pest Elimination experts, you can be confident you are getting innovative, science-based solutions to keep your customers and staff safe and your facility pest-free.

Stealth Fly Station

Ecolab's Pest Elimination Large Fly Programme  includes the proprietary Stealth Fly Station proven to attract and kill flies.

Stealth Fly Station Demo video

The STEALTHTM Fly Station discreetly eliminates flies on the outside, while reducing flies entering your facility by 50%. This product is the winner of the 2012 National Restaurant Association's Kitchen Innovations Award.  (Product may not be available in all countries).

Ecolab LED Fly Light

The STEALTH LED Fly Light is Ecolab's revolutionary fly removal technology designed for the interior of your facility. This patent-pending equipment won the 2017 National Restaurant Association's Kitchen Innovations Award.  (Product may not be available in all countries).

Stealth LED Fly Light Demo Video
Our proprietary STEALTH  LED Fly Light helps reduce flies and uses 60% less energy compared to traditional fly lights.  (Product may not be available in all countries).


Teaming Up Against Flies Video
Watch this short video on the importance of keeping large flies out of your food service operation. Ecolab researches fly biology and behavior to help protect your food safety and your reputation. The more you know about large flies, the more 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 programme proactively addresses large fly activity at your business to help protect your food, your guests’ experience, and your brand reputation.

Infographic providing 8 ways to prevent large fly infestation
Meet the large fly: 8 ways to keep flies out

Learn why large (“house”) flies are one of the dirtiest pests around—and get quick-win strategies for preventing large fly issues.

Close up of fly mouth
Flies' sponging mouthparts can easily contaminate food and food handling surfaces.
close up of fly feet
Flies' sticky feet are good at collecting and spreading bacteria.

Flies lay their eggs in any warm, moist, decaying organic material on which their larvae can feed when they hatch. Flies can carry more than 100 pathogens that cause human diseases, including Salmonella and E. coli. They can easily transfer these pathogens to food and food handling surfaces, on their bodies and with their sponging mouthparts.