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Pest Identification - House Fly Pest Meter: Easy Control

Pest ID: House Fly

Common Name:
House Fly

Scientific Name:
Musca domestica

Adults are 1/8″ to 1/4″ (4 – 7.5mm) long. The house fly picture shows the dull gray in color with 2 velvety stripes on face; silver above and gold below. Thorax has 4 narrow longitudinal stripes on dorsal side.

Places Most Commonly Found:
Eggs are laid in moist material.  Larva seek a cool, dry place to pupate.  Common House Fly adults are general feeders being attracted to a wide variety of material from excrement to human foods. A house fly infestation can be a royal pain that most people would like to avoid altogether.

Most Active Period:
Mid March to Mid November.  Present in warmer weather during the winter.

Difficulty of Control:

House fly control is easy if sanitation issues are corrected.

Another common fly you see all the time is the cluster fly found in the bug ID guide put online by Honorguard Pest Services.

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