House Flies

House Flies
Common NameRattus norvegicus
Weight500 gms
LengthThey can reach lengths of 40 cm,and their tails alone may measure 21 cm
Colorbrown or gray in color
Digestive tractYes


To get rid of pest problem under control, inspection is the first and foremost step.

Description: House Flies are typically gray in color and approximately 4 to 7.5mm in length. Serving as taste organs, small hairs cover house flies entire body. Their eyes, a defining characteristic of flies, are comprised of thousands of individual lenses allowing for a widespread area of vision.
Biology: The typical house fly lifespan is less than a month, but they mature from egg to adult rapidly, approximately 3 – 5 days. Female house flies are capable of laying up to 100 eggs per batch and can produce 5 – 6 batches in just a few days. Their eggs resemble grains of rice and will hatch into larvae (also referred to as maggots) within 24 hours.
Habits: Adult house flies are the most active, often preferring to rest on objects such as corners, edges, walls, plants, and even garbage cans. Their diet ranges from human food to garbage and feces. Known to be major carries of diseases, house flies accumulate pathogens on their legs and mouths then deposit them at their next location. Transmitted diseases include tuberculosis, typhoid, and dysentery, among others.
Control: Easily confused with other fly species, the first step to controlling a house fly infestation is to identify them. Then, the breeding place must be located and removed, to eradicate the possibility for reoccurrence. To eliminate the adult house flies, some options utilize fly bait or traps. If your House Fly problem is extensive, it is best to call professionals to ensure permanent removal of the problem.


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