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.