Drain Flies

Drain Flies

  • Small with short hairy bodies, giving a fury appearance
  • Larvae live in aquatic habitats
  • Typically found in bathrooms and kitchens

Fruit Flies

Fruit Flies

  • Attracted to ripe or decaying fruit
  • Adults are usually 1/8 inches long and dull tan to brown in color
  • Elimination requires finding the food and breeding sources

House Fly

House Fly

  • Approximately 1/4 inches long
  • Live between 15 and 25 days
  • Known to carry over 100 different kinds of disease-causing germs

Cluster Flies

Cluster Flies

  • Slightly larger than the common house fly
  • Dull gray with black markings
  • Yellow hairs are found on their thorax
  • Eggs are laid in earthworms
  • Usually found on the sunny side of the house or in attics
  • Adult cluster flies typically emerge in the fall

Phorid Flies

Phorid Flies

  • 0.4-6 mm in length-Light brown to yellow in color
  • Also known as the humpback fly, the coffin fly, and the scuttle fly
  • Most species deposit eggs in decaying animal or plant material
  • Often found in mausoleums
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