Usually gray, with four
black stripes on their backs;
less than 1/4-inch.
As their name implies, house flies
are the most common
type found in homes. They lay their eggs in almost any warm, moist
will supply suitable food for the larvae. House flies excrete and
whenever they come to rest. This habit, combined with their many body
the sticky pads on their legs, makes them well adapted for transporting
Wide variety of food,
including human food, animal
food and carcasses, garbage and excrement.
control: house flies
To minimize problems with flies,
eliminate their breeding sites by throwing away trash in plastic bags.
trash cans dry out, and keep them as far from your home as possible.
pick up pet waste. For commercial establishments, professional cleaning
dumpsters and nearby areas may be necessary.
all doors and windows with tight-fitting screens, and apply
the edges of all doors and windows; flies can squeeze through amazingly