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Management Alternatives for: House flies

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Management tactics on this page are those discussed in the Pest Notes series, published by the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UCIPM). Information on this page alone is not sufficient for making pest management decisions. For detailed management recommendations, see the associated UCIPM Pest Note. Each tactic is also linked back to the appropriate Pest Note section.

The risk posed by any pesticide product is determine

d both by toxicity and level of exposure. Information presented on these pages is not intended to constitute a full risk assessment. Information is provided here only on active ingredients, not on inert ingredients. The active ingredient is generally-but not always-considered to be the most hazardous ingredient of a pesticide preparation.

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Management practices from UCIPM Pest Notes
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Fact sheets on toxicity:
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Lack of fact sheet information does not imply that an ingredient is safe.
Factors that could reduce exposure
If a factor is present it is denoted by an "X."
This is not an exhaustive list of factors that effect pesticide exposure.
 
ExToxNet Profile U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet General NPIC Fact Sheet Technical No PesticidesRrequired Gel or Paste for Crevice Treatment Available as Bait Available as Trap Regulatory Status
  
  Seal cracks around windows and doors wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Well-fitting screens wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Outdoor clean-up of organic waste and garbage wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Tight-fitting lids on garbage containers wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        

  Treatment practices

Products Sticky fly paper or ribbons wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Inverted cone traps with fly food attractants wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Fly traps with ultraviolet light wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Fly baits in trash areas wedge more... EXTOXNET PIP - METHOMYL U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet         Available as Bait   Regulatory status
Products Indoor nonresidual pyrethrin sprays wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet - General           Regulatory status
Products Applications of residual insecticides to outdoor walls (rarely recommended) wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet             Regulatory status
POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF NOT TREATING - What's this?
House flies are potential vectors of Salmonella bacteria (responsible for food poisoning and gastric infections) and Shigella bacteria (responsible for Shigellosis).
House flies can potentially carry a variety of other disease-causing pathogens, for example, those causing diarrhea, typhoid fever, dysentery, and intestinal worms.

wedge  Determine whether a product is exempt from Healthy Schools Act requirements