They’re common, annoying and unsanitary. Flies carry all kinds of filth and disease on the surface of their sticky feet.
Around 12% of the known species of insects in the world are flies of various types. Some of those species are actually considered beneficial because they prey on pest insects. However, most of the flies that are found near human and animal habitats are simply nuisances, commonly called "filth flies".
Originally from central Asia, the common housefly is one of the most ubiquitous insects around the world. Flies are found in temperate regions wherever humans and animals reside, both urban and rural.
Flies seek moist organic matter -- garbage, animal feces and compost -- in which to breed and lay their eggs. Horse stables and dog kennels are prime sources of fly infestations. An adult female housefly may lay up to 2,400 eggs in her lifetime. The eggs can hatch into larvae (maggots) in a single day. In hot weather, it can take only eight days for the eggs to complete the life cycle and become adult flies.
The warmer the weather, the faster the flies are produced. Fly problems usually worsen during or just after hot spells.
Flies land upon any kind of filth and carry it with them because of the sticky surface of their feet. Flies also regurgitate their stomach contents on any surface where they land.
Flies have a mobile head with antennae, a large pair of compound eyes, and a proboscis designed for lapping and sucking. They have claws and pads on their feet which enable them to cling to smooth surfaces.
Fly Trap, POP! Fly
The RESCUE! POP! Fly Trap comes with one packet of water-soluble attractant...VIEW PRODUCT »
Fly Trap, Reusable
The trap comes with a water-soluble pouch of powder attractant. When the jar is ...VIEW PRODUCT »
RESCUE! Fly Trap Attractant
The RESCUE! Fly Attractant works inside the RESCUE! Reusable Fly Trap ...VIEW PRODUCT »
Fly Trap, Disposable
Simply cut the clear plastic circle at the very top, following the scissor symbo...VIEW PRODUCT »
TrapStik, Deck & Patio Fly
Uses our exclusive VisiLure® technology to draw insects with appea...VIEW PRODUCT »
RESCUE! POP! Fly Trap Attractant
The RESCUE! POP! Fly Attractant works inside the RESCUE! Reusable POP!...VIEW PRODUCT »
Fly Trap, Big Bag
The RESCUE! Big Bag Fly Trap contains a fast-acting fly attractant tha...VIEW PRODUCT »
TrapStik, Indoor Fly
The Indoor Fly TrapStik uses our exclusive VisiLure® technology&nb...VIEW PRODUCT »