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pets and diseaseSeveral species of 'filth' flies can be found in and around homes during warm season months. They are attractd to human and animal waste and decaying garbage.  Because of these habits, they are capable of transmitting filth-related diseases such as diarrhea and dysentery.

All flies have two wings, while most other adult insects have four wings.  Flies have four life states: egg, larva, pupa ad adult.  Eggs are laid in a variety of decaying organic material, and hatch into pail, legless maggots.  When development is complete, the maggots wander from the larval development site in search of a dry place to pupate (the pupa is the immobile state characterized by a hard, dark brown 'shell'. The adult flies may emerge in as little as 7 to 14 days.

Sanitation is the most important and effective measure in controlling filth flies. Tie plastic bags containing garbage tightly, use garbage cans with tightly fitting lids, and clean garbage containers on a routine basis.

As a supplement to sanitation, MB Integrated Pest Control can treat outdoor surfaces in areas of high fly activity, especially around doors, windows, garbage cans and dog houses with a residual spray of an eco-friendly insecticide.

Drain Fly

Drain flies are small fuzzy gnats, also called moth flies, sewer flies or filter flies; wings are covered with hairs. They leave a powdery smudge when crushed.

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Fruit Fly

Fruit flies range 1/16 to 1/8 inch long and are light to dark brown in color. Some of the more common fruit flies have bright red eyes. Fruit flies can breed very quickly, with the complete life cycle completed in 8-10 days.

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House Fly

House Flies are one of the most common of all insects. Adults are dull, medium-gray flies, 1/6 to inch long with four dark stripes on the thorax.  They have sponging, non-biting mouthparts for sucking up liquified foods.

Female house flies live for three or four weeks and lay batches of 75-100 small, white, oval eggs, usually in garbage, but also in manure and decaying vegetation.  House flies are strong fliers, and can fly up to 20 miles, although primarily found within two miles of the larval food site.

When feeding, house flies regurgitate liquid from the stomach to dissolve food, then use their sponging mouthparts to suck it up. They leave fecal spots, or 'specks', where they walked, and in this way may transfer disease organism to humans and animals.

Little House Fly:
The adults of little house flies are similar to house flies, but they are smaller, from 1/8 to 3/16 inch long, and have a more slender abdomen. Adult females commonly lay eggs in animal and human excrement, and on decaying organic matter, including dead insects and animals.  The life cycle requires four weeks or less.

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Phorid-Humpbacked Fly

The Phorid Fly is commonly mistaken for "gnats."

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Gnats

Gnats produce several generations per year; adult females lay 2-30 eggs in clusters, and the complete metamorphis process produces more adults in 2-3 weeks.



Cluster Fly

Cluster flies...