A House Fly Problem
Let Us Explain The Fly Problem
People may seem to perceive that the house fly problem is somewhat just a minor irritation. However, it is truly more than just that. The house fly being a prolific egg layer can multiply very fast within a short period of time. Your house fly problem begins with tattered screens of your door and windows which serve as the entrance hole of the house fly.If a female house fly enters through these holes, her instinct tells her to locate garbage cans or other decaying matter which will serve as the organic material with which she will lay her eggs. Female house flies are capable of laying very many eggs in each batch and they lay eggs in 5-6 batches.
Do You Know It Takes 24 Hours After A Fly Has Laid Eggs For Them To Hatch?
In just 24 hours from the time a house fly has laid her eggs, the eggs will hatch into small and white larvae which are called as maggots. These maggots feed on the organic and decaying matter wherein they were hatched. The biggest work of the maggots is to store nutrients in its body in preparation for the pupal stage. After four days, the larvae will develop small, brown and hard pupal cases in dry areas where there is little light. After the pupal stage, the house fly will emerge and the cycle continues.
It is difficult to manage a house fly problem especially when the fly problem has spread all over the house like a true fly infestation. To avoid a fly infestation, sanitation solutions should be strictly followed. You should start with the repair of the screens of your doors and windows so that you will be able to eliminate the entry points of the house fly.
Food should be placed on covered containers only. The trash can should also be checked if it has openings where flies can go in.
There are several house fly species that infest our homes. The infestation in homes starts when a house fly enters a house and finds a suitable decaying organic material with which to lay her eggs. The house fly has a rapid reproduction life cycle. Since the house fly can lay several large batches of eggs in its lifetime, a few problem flies can become a real fly infestation in no time at all.
Musca domestica is the common house fly. It is gray-black in color and measures 5 – 8 mm in length. These house flies have two wings and a well-developed mouth. If placed under the microscope, the house fly can be seen with big and faceted eyes. This little troublesome flying pest has a short lifespan which is approximately one month.
Did You Know?
There is also another species of house fly which is called Fannia canicularis.
This fly is just about two-thirds the size of the common house fly.
House flies are carriers of communicable diseases. The house fly collects pathogens on their mouth and legs whenever they land on decomposing materials which serves as their regular food. These materials can be found in your homes such as garbage, dog feces, and uncovered left over food.
Some of the diseases that are carried by house flies are true health concerns such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid. Other ailments caused by the house fly are anthrax, tuberculosis and salmonella. The common house fly are also known to as transmitters of the tiny eggs of parasitic worms. To address these health concerns, you should start by finding a system that works by either prevention or furthermore elimination.