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House Flies

Habitat

House flies tend to stay within 1-2 miles of where they were born; however, they have been known to migrate up to 20 miles to find food.

Habits

They are only able to feed on liquids but have the ability to turn many solid foods into a liquid for them to eat. House flies taste with their feet, which are 10 million times more sensitive to sugar than the human tongue.

  • Size: 1/4"
  • Color: dark gray
  • Legs: 6
  • Shape: small oval
  • Antenanae: true

Control / Prevention

House flies can be controlled through vigilant sanitation. Remove trash regularly and use well-sealing garbage receptacles. Clean up pet waste immediately. Use fine mesh screens on doors and windows to prevent fly entry.

Threats

These insects have been known to carry over 100 different kinds of disease-causing germs, which makes them very bad house guests.

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