House Flies

House Flies: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • House Flies generally measure ¬ľ inches in length
  • They are dull grey with a striped thorax
  • Compared to several other types of indoor flies, the House Fly is a more skilled flyer

Active Season

  • House Flies are most commonly found in late Summer and early Fall
  • Their typical lifespan is only 7-45 days
  • A female House Fly can lay up to 1000 eggs in a lifetime

Interesting Facts

  • A House Fly is commonly mistaken for a Cluster Fly
  • Maggots are in fact fly larvae
  • In desirable conditions, 3 generations of House Flies can be produced in a single month

Cause for Concern

  • House Flies spend most of their time near unsanitary areas (decaying animals, feces, and garbage) where their eggs are laid and pupate, producing sickness causing bacteria
  • They are unsightly, dirty, and seen as a nuisance

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Please be prepared to show the technician all potted plants. For interior treatments, all people and pets need to be out of the home for 1 hour. The treatment can take 2-3 weeks to take care of infestation
  • Sanitation Tips: The large battle when dealing with any type of fly is removing their habitat. Residual treatments will not prevent reproduction but removing preferred conditions will. They are often found around trash cans, dumpsters, rotting corpses, and general filth. Until these issues are dealt with, the fly infestation can not be controlled.

Our Guarantee

  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

Contact Us Immediately

If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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House Fly Media Gallery

At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

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