Inspecting For Flies

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Where Flies Can Be Found
Fly Life Cycle

There are many species of flies that can be a nuisance. The common housefly is the most common, but there are other species of flies that can become pests including stable flies, horse flies, bottle flies, black flies, and cluster flies.

The average house fly can live for about 2-4 weeks depending on their food supply as well as temperature.

Where Flies Live & Rest
Fly Inspection - Drains  Fly Inspection - Dog Food

Check for adult house flies and maggots in both inside and outside areas. Indoors, you should check for house flies in the following locations:
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Ceilings
  • Walls
  • Trash bins
  • Floor drains
  • Light sources like lamps and ceiling fixtures
  • Around pet food
Fly Inspection - Fly On Screen  Fly Inspection - Light Bulb

Outside you inspect for flies in the following places:
  • In trash bins and dumpsters
  • Pet food dishes
  • On bushes and other plants
  • Fences
  • Sides of home or structures
  • Compost piles
  • Near areas where animal feces are

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