House Flies
Common Name:House Flies
Shape:Small, oval
Color:Dark grey
Legs:6
Wings:Yes
Antenna:Yes
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class:Insects
Order:Diptera
Family:Muscidae
Species:Musca domestica

HOUSE FLIES
PEST CONTROL

The house fly has a gray thorax with 4 dark, longitudinal stripes.

There are so many devices to kill the flies.

Flyswatters usually consists of a small rectangular or round sheet (some 4 inches (10 cm) across) of lightweight, flexible, vented material (usually thin metallic, rubber, or plastic mesh), attached to a lightweight wire or plastic handle about 1 foot (0.30 m) to 2 feet (0.61 m) long.

Fly guns are a derivative of the flyswatter, uses a spring-loaded plastic projectile to mechanically “swat” flies.

Fly bottle, disposable fly traps, flypaper (also known as fly sticker, fly strip, fly ribbon, or fly tape) attracts flies to trap them to the sticky adhesive.

Electric flyswatter are hand-held devices that resemble badminton rackets or tennis rackets, which became popular worldwide in the late 1990s.

Diet: Flies do not have teeth or a stinger. Their mouths absorb food like a sponge. They can only eat liquids but they can turn many solid foods into a liquid through spitting or vomiting on it. Their tongues are shaped like straws so they can suck up their food. They eat any wet or decaying matter, but they are particularly attracted to pet waste because the odor is strong and it is easy for them to find.

Habitat: House flies tend to stay within 1-2 miles of where they were born but will travel up to 20 miles to find food. They breed in garbage cans, compost heaps and pet areas.

Impact: These insects have been known to carry over 100 different kinds of disease causing germs.

Prevention:

  1. Keep your home clean.
  2. Remove kitchen trash every day and keep kitchen counters clean.
  3. Clean up pet waste immediately.
  4. Use fine mesh screens on doors and windows to prevent flies from getting into your home

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