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Household fly


The house fly is often seen in our homes. Its presence is not directly related to an existing problem. It enters buildings in search of optimum conditions.

  • Measures 5 to 8 mm long
  • The thorax is gray with four longitudinal black lines on the back
  • The body is covered with bristles
  • Females are slightly larger than males
  • Maggots are pale white with a length of 3 to 9 mm
  • Each female can lay up to 500 and even up to 1,000 eggs
  • Lays 5 times with 100 eggs per spawning
  • Can transmit intestinal worms and represents potential vectors of diseases
  • Absorbs only liquid food
  • Larvae feed on organic matter (Organic matter in advanced decomposition or excrement)
  • Drops off saliva on liquid food before ingestion
  • Larvae in food deficiency will give flies of smaller size
  • The complete cycle is between 9 and 30 days depending on the conditions and temperatures

If you find the presence of this parasite too frequent, call us without delay! An expert will be available to answer your questions and indicate the right steps to follow.

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