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Domestic fly (Musca domestica)

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Size

The house fly is about 5-8 mm.

Colour

It is greyish in colour.

Description

This insect is widespread in urban areas, has an elongated body with wings, antennae and six legs enabling it to walk on vertical surfaces due to glands that secrete fluids.

Diet

Houseflies, can only feed on liquefied food.They can release saliva on the food they find to pre-digest it or they may vomit partially digested food to reabsorb it afterwards.

Habitat

House flies can adapt to any type of environment and live everywhere. They often appear as a result of decomposing organic matter.

Consequences / Dangers

These flies often carry diseases such as typhoid, cholera, salmonella, bacillary dysentery, tuberculosis, anthrax and ophthalmic parasitic worms.

Prevention

There are some habits to adopt to remedy a problem of a housefly invasion.

So consult an extermination specialist by checking out our prevention guide below.

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