Flies, besides being a nuisance, can also carry bacteria which cause food poisoning and other diseases such as hepatitis. This page contains information how you can prevent flies breeding in and around your home.

You can prevent flies breeding in and around your home by following a few basic steps:

  • Make sure your mobile bin is clean and closed at all times
  • Wrap all food scraps tightly and place them in the bin straight away
  • Don't leave lawn clippings in heaps, rake them out thinly
  • Dig any manures and fertilisers well into the soil
  • Tightly wrap and dispose of any uneaten pet food
  • Keep poultry and pet areas clean at all times.

If you would like information on fly prevention, please contact the City's Environmental Health Business Unit via email or by phone on (08) 9205 8555.