Flies

drain flyMoth/Drain Flies – Moth flies have many names including drain flies, filter flies and sewage flies. They get these many names from their appearance and habits. Their fuzzy wings make them look like little moths and they are usually found around drains or sewer lines. This information sheet will help you recognize and control moth flies. There are many types of moth flies. Adults range in size from 1/16 to 1/4 inch. They may be yellow to brown to black in color. The adults are hairy and hold their wings roof-like over their bodies when resting. During daylight, they will often be found resting on walls near drains. They are most active during the evening and may be attracted to light. Adult female moth flies most often lay their eggs in masses on the surface of gelatinous film found in drains and sewers. They may also breed in moist shady areas outdoors such as under potted plants, in bird feeders and baths, in moss, in clogged roof gutters, under air conditioners, in thick mulch, or on wet ground areas.

House FlyHouse Flies– House fly young develop in very unclean places like fresh manure or garbage. The adults feed at these sites too, but they also feed on most human foods. House flies become pests when they find access into a home. The house fly can complete its development in as little as six days with each female being able to lay up to 900 eggs. The adults are about 1/4 inch in length. They have four dark strips on their middle section just behind the head. Separating house flies from some other flies that look similar may be difficult. If in doubt, consult an expert. House fly breeding and feeding sites make them potential health hazards