HOUSE FLY MANAGEMENT

House Fly- (Musca domestica)- House fly is a gray in color, 6 to 9 mm. in length, having spongy type of mouth parts. They laid eggs in moist decaying organic matter, particularly in manure and garbage. Each female lays batches of 100 to 150 eggs, over a 3 to 4 days period. If temperature is high eggs may hatch in 7.5 hours, otherwise it take 1 to 2 days for them to hatch. The Fly life passes through following stages- Egg, larva, Pupa and adult. Adult flies lives up to 2 weeks to 2.5 months The flies’ problem mainly occurring in rainy season. Excrement, garbage, sewage and places where decaying food material is accumulated serve as breeding ground for flies.They are known for spreading easily communicable diseases. These seemingly harmless insects are the carriers of at least 200 known pathogens and parasites to humans. They hover around any imaginable filthy places, carry germs from their and transfer these deadly germs to the food we eat. Some diseases known to be spread by flies include cholera, typhoid, dysentery, and other food-borne maladies.

House Fly

House flies are the general feeders. They are attracted to multitude of different things from excrement to human foods. They have a sponging mouthpart because of which they can only feed on liquids. Appropriate fleas and ticks prevention is required to stop them from causing nuisance.

Blow Fly

They are larger in size from the house flies. They are shiny and metallic blue or green on color. They are also referred to as the “Blue-bottle” fly. They exist in garbage damps, dead animals, excrement and food.

Fruit Fly

They are very small in size and are yellow-brown in color. They frequent near decade fruit, vegetables or rubbish. Fruit flies tend to be more active around dawn and dusk.

Drain Fly

They are about 1/6-inch in length and are light grey in color or tan in color with even lighter colored wings. Their body as well as wings is covered with long hairs which attributes to its fuzzy appearance. They fold their wings over the body in a roof like manner when resting. Different methods of hornet control India must be applied to get rid of this problem.