Swift Louse / Forest Fly

20140603_163140-watermarked-accurat-photo13Average Adult Size:

  • 10 -12 mm.

Associated Risks:

  • bites may lead to allergic reactions,
  • Infestations can generally occur in domestic premises,
  • Pest transference can occur due to bird nesting in roof spaces.

Life Cycle:

  • Egg, larvae, Pupae, Adult,
  • Females are believed to lay 12 and 15 eggs
  • Found Worldwide.

Life Style:

  • Parasite that feeds on mammals or avian blood,
  • Normally found in bird nests ,
  • But can migrate down into properties if disturbed.

Control Method(s):

  • Chemical treatment,
  • Changes to habitat regard to building repairs.