Houseflies (Musca domestica)
Dark gray Adult house flies can grow to one-quarter of an inch long and usually live between 15 and 25 days.
Houseflies pupae grow to a size and shape similar to Norway rat droppings and are often mistaken in bin sheds in apartment blocks:
Houseflies are attracted to any accessible food or organic waste. As they are only able to feed on liquids they turn many solid foods into a liquid so they can digest.
Houseflies have been known to carry over 100 varieties of disease-causing germs, which render them unwelcome house guests. In particular, houseflies can transmit a wide range of disease-causing microbes, including those responsible for food poisoning, dysentery, tuberculosis, cholera and parasitic worm infections.
- Organic material should not be left where it might attract flies.
- Remove trash regularly and use well-sealing garbage receptacles.
- Use Fly screens on doors and windows to prevent fly entry.
Call Owl Pest Control Dublin if you need help on how to get rid of houseflies or to arrange a professional housefly treatment.
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