The first step towards effective pest control is to carry out a survey of the premises to identify areas of high risk and to ensure that the correct measures are put into place to tackle the pest problem. Possibly the most difficult aspect is to determine how many units will need to be placed in the premises and where to position them for optimum performance.

The intention of the initial site survey is to gather as much information as possible, factors to consider are:

  • The size of the premises
  • Identify areas of high risk
  • Where are the Doorways / Windows – frequency of use / how often are they opened?
  • Identify possible nearby fly breeding sites e.g. dairy farms, chicken farms, waste disposal areas, drainage sites…etc
  • Establish which areas are wet, of high humidity and those that are glass free.
  • Decide which areas pose the highest risk of flies entering the building 
  • Starting from the outside entrances try and determine the natural path the flies will take as they travel through the premises
  • Consider how lighting and air movement may influence the flies chosen path.

If you have any other questions or queries regarding site surveying please don’t hesitate to contact us at or call on 01384 472 900