Phorid Flies

Phorid Flies: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Phorid Flies can be as large as ¬ľ inches in length
  • They are generally a pale brown color
  • They largely resemble fruit flies but are more humpbacked

Active Season

  • Phorid Flies are most active in warmer months
  • They can be found year round indoors
  • Their average lifespan is 1-2 weeks

Interesting Facts

  • Phorid Flies will sometimes run rather than fly when escaping perceived danger
  • One species of Phorid Fly is known to be the worlds smallest fly (.4 mm)

Cause for Concern

  • Phorid Flies frequent areas with poor sanitation and may contaminate food
  • They are generally seen as a nuisance especially in kitchen/eating areas

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • 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.

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  • 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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Phorid 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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