Identification

  • Length: 2 to 30 mm

    Colour: Grey-brown, grey, metallic blue-greenish, black; patterns vary

    Lifespan: One to three weeks, on average

FAQ

  • 1.

    What should I know about flies?

    • They typically breed in moist decaying matter.

    • Flies can enter houses on food products, open doors, and windows.

    • They prefer warm temperatures.

  • 2.

    Health risks associated with flies?​

    • Pathogenic organisms can be transferred by domestic flies.

    • Certain fly species can inflict painful bites, resulting in irritation of the skin.

  • 3.

    How do flies impact my property?

    • They can be a nuisance in domestic environments.

    • They can contaminate food and food preparation areas.

  • 4.

    How can I prevent flies from invading?

    • Regular garbage removal and cleaning of surfaces prone to exposure of organic residue.

    • Ensuring any gaps on structure are sealed.

    • Ask our licensed pest control professional for help!

Common Types of Flies

 BLACK BLOW FLY 

Size: Adults are 10-15mm

Colour: Metallic blue-black

General Info: This fly breeds in garbage sites, and is often a pest in houses when an animal dies in an attic or chimney. Eggs may be laid near wounds of live animals. 

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