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House Fly

 Shoe fly! House fly larvae (maggots) are cream or white colored and cone-shaped. The head contains one pair of dark hook-like mouthparts. Maggots develop over two weeks and the pupal stage lasts less than one week. Adults may live for two months. There can be as many as 12 generations per year. House flies normally breed in fresh animal manure, but can also breed in decaying organic matter such as garbage. Blow flies (bottle flies) usually develop in decaying animal carcasses (such as rodents) and in discarded protein-rich organic matter in garbage.

Identification & Facts (Musca domestica Linnaeus)

  • How do I know what have is a house fly? House flies tend to be much darker and do not have the metallic hue that blow flies have.

  • Why are there so many flies in my House? House flies get into your house because of reasons like rotten matter, excessive warmth and breeding grounds that your home may offer. 

  • House flies tend to spend over 90% of there flight time at 5-7-foot intervals.

Ellington Pest can offer a variety of treatment strategies for any house fly situations. Stop swatting and start calling. We will be right out to eliminate your fly problem.

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