House Flies

(Musca domestica)

Recognition: Adults ranging from 1/8" to 1/4" in length. They are primarily gray in color with four black stripes running along the body.

Bio: Females will lay eggs in moist materials which will then hatch within 24 hours. The larvae will then go through multiple instars over the next week before pupating and emerging as an adult. Adult flies generally do not live longer than a month. 

Control: The first step to fly control is locating the breeding sites. Once located, sanitation efforts should be made to the effected areas. This pest commonly breeds in garbage.
If sanitation efforts are made, pesticides usage will be at a minimum. Treatments can be made to breeding sites and landing areas for the pest. Trash cans and covers can be treated. Fly baits can also be used where exterior control is difficult.