FLY IDENTIFICATION CHART:

 

Pests

Description

Breeding Habits

Life Cycle

Management

 

 

 

 

Non-Chemical

Chemical


House Fly

About 1/4'' in length; dull gray in color; thorax marked longitudinally with 4 dark stripes; abdomen pale and fourth wing vein is angled.

Warm organic material such as animal & poultry manure, garbage, decaying vegetables and fruits and in piles of moist leaves and lawn clippings.

6-10 Days

Sanitation and destruction of breeding sites; tight fitting garbage containers and screens on windows and doors.

Larvicides, residual and space sprays; baits and trapping.


Stable Fly

Looks much like the housefly, but its needle-like mouthpart reveals its predilection for blood meals.

Green vegetation, seaweed and bay grass deposits and animal manure.

8-21 Days

Elimination of breeding sources.

Residual and space sprays and trapping.


Flesh Fly

3/8'' to 9/16'' in length, dull grayish- black in color with three dark stripes on the thorax.

Decayed flesh and spoiling meat, manure, wounds in living animals and sometimes garbage.

8-21 Days

Sanitation and destruction of breeding sites.

Residual and space sprays and trapping.


Green Bottle Fly

About 1/2'' in length with shiny metallic blue-green abdomen and thorax.

Dead animal carcasses; decomposing meat and fish; garbage and sometimes animal excrement

9-21 Days

Sanitation and destruction of breeding sites; tight fitting garbage containers and screens on windows & doors.

Larvicides, residual and space sprays; baits and trapping.


Blue Bottle Fly

About 1/2'' in length with a dull thorax and shiny blue abdomen.

Dead animal carcasses; decomposing meat and fish; over-ripe fruit, decaying vegetable matter and sores on living humans.

15-20 Days

Sanitation and destruction of breeding sites; tight fitting garbage containers and screens on windows and doors.

Larvicides, residual and space sprays; baits and trapping.


Bronze Bottle Fly

About 1/2'' in length with a bronze abdomen and thorax.

Dead animal carcasses; decomposing meat and fish; garbage, and sometimes animal excrement.

9-10 Days

Sanitation and destruction of breeding sites; tight fitting garbage containers.

Larvicides, residual and space sprays; baits and trapping.

 
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