Winchester Pest Control
Winchester Pest Control

Winchester Pest Control

 Integrated Pest Management

 Telephone - 781-729-1893

House Fly
The house fly is the most common fly found in & around homes especially in rural areas of the country. Adult house flies are about 1/8" to 1/4" long, usually gray with silver & gold stripes and large eyes. The common house fly has been found to harbor over 100 different pathogenic organisms.

The adult female lays her eggs in clusters of 20 to 50, with a total of 75 to 150 clusters per batch and 5 to 6 batches over her lifetime. Depending on varying temperatures, the eggs can hatch in about 8 to 20 hours, they can mature to adult in 1 to 4 weeks and there may be as many as 12 generations per summer. The adults usually live for 15 to 25 days.

Females seek almost any warm & moist material with sufficient food for egg laying purposes. It is common for them to gain access into buildings through loose windows & screens. During the day house flies tend to rest anywhere they choose that is usually less than 5 ft. from the ground and usually above 5 ft. at night that is close to their day time food sources.