These are the most common of all domestic flies. Adult flies are ¼ of an inch in length. Their thorax is gray with four dark lines on their back.The house fly gets their name from being the most common fly found around the home and live between 15 – 25 days.
They are able to feed on liquids but have the ability to turn many solid foods into a liquid for them to consume. House flies tend to stay within 1-2 miles of where they were born. These insects have been known to carry over 100 different kinds of disease causing germs, which makes them very bad house guests.
House flies can be controlled through sanitation. Remove trash regularly and use covered garbage receptacles. Clean up pet waste immediately. Use screens on doors and windows to prevent fly entry.