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  • All filth flies have an egg, larva (maggot), pupa, and adult stage in life cycle.
  • Are scavengers in nature and capable of transmitting diseases to man.
    – Houseflies
    – Flesh flies
    – Blow flies
    – Bottle flies
    – Filter flies
    – Soldier flies
    – Vinegar (fruit) flies

  • In warmer months can produce a generation in less than 2 weeks.
    – Eggs are laid in any type of warm organic material.
    – Eggs hatch within 24 hours
    – In 4-6 days the larvae migrate to drier portions of breeding medium and pupate.
    – Pupal stage varies but is about 3 days.
    – House fly can go through entire life cycle in 6-10 days, can live an average of 30 days.

  • Stable Fly or Dog Fly
    – Primarily attack animals but can bite man
    – Can fly up to 70 miles from breeding sites

  • Flesh Flies
    – Scavenger species feeds on carrion or meat scraps in garbage
    – Can breed in dead rodents and birds in attics or wall voids of houses.

  • Blow Flies and Bottle Flies
    – Can breed in dead rodents and birds in attics or wall voids of houses.
    – Garbage cans have been known to produce 30,000 blow flies in one week.

  • Hump-Backed Flies
    – Breed in decaying vegetation, animal debris, garbage, an in ant and termite nests.

  • Filter Flies or Moth Flies
    – Breed in decomposing organic matter such as plant litter, garbage, sewage, around kitchen or bathroom sinks and water traps.

  • Vinegar (Fruit) Fly
    – Breed in fruit, dirty garbage containers, or slime in drains feeding on yeasts.
    – Attracted to fruit, vegetables and soda bottles and cans.

  • Sanitation is best method of control
    – Do Not let garbage accumulate, make sure garbage cans have sound bottoms and tight fitting lids.
    – Good fitting screens on windows and doors prevent flies from entering homes.
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