Varies between species


Up to 10 mm long


Flies are small flying insects that can be identified by their large, rounded eyes, small antennae, and two wings. They are typically grayish or black in color and have yellowish or brownish heads. The size of the flies can vary depending on the species, but most are about 612 millimeters long. Flies typically have a short lifespan, with most only living for a matter of days.

How to identify Flies

Flies can be identified by their characteristic large and rounded eyes, small antennae, long legs, and two wings. The size and colour of the fly can vary depending on the species, but all species have a greyish or black body and a yellowish or brownish head. 


Additionally, flies can be identified by their behaviour, such as buzzing, hovering, or landing on surfaces. Most flies can be found near sources of food, such as garbage, decaying animal matter, and food waste, which they use to feed and reproduce. By paying close attention to the physical characteristics and behaviours of the flies, one can easily identify them.

Signs of an infestation

The signs of a fly infestation can vary depending on the species of fly, but some common signs include an increase in the number of flies, noticeable buzzing or hovering, and the presence of fly larvae or pupae. Additionally, flies may leave behind small black spots, which are their excrement, or clusters of small white eggs, which are their larvae. If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to take action to address the problem.


Flies can be an indication of a pest infestation in your home or business. Although flies may sometimes simply be passing through your space, an increase in their presence can mean that there is a problem with your sanitation or that there is a food source nearby. If you notice a large number of flies within your space, it may be a sign that you have a pest issue that needs to be addressed. 


Additionally, flies can also indicate that there are other pests in your space, such as cockroaches or rodents, since these pests are often attracted to the same food sources that flies are. If you suspect you have a pest problem, it’s important to contact a pest control professional to investigate and take the necessary steps to eliminate the problem.

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The best way to prevent a fly infestation is to practise good sanitation and maintain a clean living or work space. This includes regularly disposing of garbage, cleaning up food waste, and storing food properly. Additionally, it’s important to keep windows and doors closed and screened to keep flies from entering your space. If your space has been invaded by flies, it’s important to contact a pest control professional to address the issue and prevent future infestations.

Habitat, Diet, and Life Cycle


Flies are often found in areas with high levels of humidity, such as near ponds and streams or in dumpsters and garbage cans. Additionally, they can also be found near sources of food, such as garbage cans, pet food, and food waste. If you notice a large number of flies in any of these areas, it’s important to take steps to address the issue as soon as possible.


Flies primarily feed on organic matter, such as decaying animal matter, garbage, and food waste. They are also attracted to sweet substances, such as overripe fruit, and can feed on them as well. If you notice a large number of flies in your space, it’s important to remove any sources of food that may be attracting them.

Life Cycle

Flies typically have a life cycle of 10-20 days, depending on the species. After the female fly lays her eggs, the larvae hatch within a few days and feed for several days before pupating and emerging as an adult fly. The adult fly then begins the life cycle again by laying eggs and continuing the cycle.

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