House Fly Identification
House flies are similar in size and will also feed on anything from table scraps to decaying animals and even fecal matter. They are also major carriers of bacteria and disease. You can tell house flies apart by their non-shiny bodies with four distinct lines running the length of their abdomens. Average lifespan for house flies is typically less than a month, but females can lay multiple batches of up to 100 eggs at a time, so it’s possible to be overrun by multiple generations at a time if you’re not careful.
House Fly Prevention
First steps for removal involve locating and cleaning up the breeding site. This could be anything from an uncovered trash can to a deceased wild animal in an attic or basement. You can then attempt to eradicate adult house flies with bait, traps, or insecticide sprays. Often, homeowners find it’s easier to have New Mexico Pest Control handle their fly control needs for them.