There are many flies that you can encounter within your dwelling. Despite being a nuisance, many are disease vectors are well. Controlling the problem is of utmost importance to the well being and safety of your family!
Color: House flies are mostly dull gray with 4 longitudinal stripes on thorax and velvety stripes on face
Size: about 3mm
Identifying Characteristics: Females lay eggs in clusters for a total of 75 to 100 per batch with 5 to 6 batches in her lifetime. Depending on conditions, eggs to adult can take as little as 6 days
Color: Flesh flies have 3 black and gray longitudinal stripes on the thorax and checkering on the abdomen.
Size: 6.35mm to 1cm long
Identifying Characteristics: Females lay 325 larvae during their life span and complete their life cycle in 10 to 25 days.
Color: Metallic blue, green, bronze, brassy, or black in whole or part.
Size: 9mm to 1.5cm long
Identifying Characteristics: Depending on the species females lay about 2,300 eggs during her lifetime and complete their life cycle in 10 or more days.
Color: Dull brownish-yellow to brownish-black
Size: Adults measure 3mm to 5mm
Identifying Characteristics: Red eyes; wings have two “breaks” in the leading edge near body; third antenna segment is oval or long with the outer bristle nearly always feathered
Color: Grayish with black patterns and golden hairs
Size: 6.35mm to 1.27cm
Identifying Characteristics: Cluster flies are known to hibernate or “cluster” in wall voids or attics during colder months.
Color: Brownish-gray to blackish with fuzzy appearance
Size: Adults measure around 5.08mm
Identifying Characteristics: Body and wings are densely covered with hairs; antennae are long and fuzzy as well; V-shaped appearance
Color: grayish-black with smoky colored wings
Size: Adults grow only to be about 3.18mm. The larvae are slightly larger than the adults at about 6.35mm
Identifying Characteristics: Dark winged fungus gnats are typically found around areas with high humidity. They tend remain low to the ground near soil and plants. These pets can cause problems for greenhouses and mushrooms growers in particular. They can be seen in other areas such as leaky roofs, damp woodwork, compost piles, & decaying mulch