How Long do Flies Live? Lifespan of Different Types of Flies and Gnats

Last Updated on: October 19th, 2020 at 2:37 pm

There are multiple species and types of flies that have a lifespan ranging from a few days to a few years. In this post, we are going to see how long do different types of flies live. The lifecycle of a fly is normally divided into 4 stages. These are: 1) Egg 2) Larva 3) […]

How to Get Rid of Flesh Flies and Keep Them Away

Last Updated on: January 28th, 2020 at 8:45 pm

Have you ever been to a butcher shop and found lots of small black, red eyed flies? Well if yes, then you must stop buying meat from that shop as it means that the shop has been infested by flesh flies. Flesh flies usually thrive on dead animals, human and animal excreta. They don’t bite […]

Do Flies Sleep? Where Do Flies Go At Night?

Last Updated on: January 28th, 2020 at 8:46 pm

Around a decade back, researchers at the University of Queensland, conducted a study on flies to study their ability to sleep. The study was conducted by Associate Professor Bruno van Swinderen. The study clearly stated that – Flies do sleep. Apart from this, the study also suggested that the sleeping cycle in flies is very […]

What do Flies Eat? Do they really throw up on your food?

Last Updated on: January 28th, 2020 at 8:09 pm

Few years back, Orkin conducted a survey and asked participants – “Would they be more likely to eat their food if a fly landed on it, or if a cockroach crawled over it?” And the survey results were – nearly 70% of people said that they would still eat the food by digging out the […]

What Attracts Flies Into Your Home Or Surroundings?

Last Updated on: January 28th, 2020 at 8:48 pm

If someone visits your home and they see flies all over your place, the first thing they are going to think about you is – how dirty you are. And yes, dirty surroundings and the rotten organic matter is what attracts most species of flies (with some exceptions of course). Flies are probably one of […]

How to Get Rid Of Fruit Flies And Keep Them Away

Last Updated on: January 28th, 2020 at 8:15 pm

Let me start off with a simple question. Which flying insect loves fruit more than you do? Any Guesses? Yes, you are right – we are talking about fruit flies. Fruit flies are known by many names like Vinegar or Pomace flies. The scientific name of a Fruit fly is “drosophila”. In the world of […]

Cluster Flies – Information, Images & How to Get Rid of Them

Last Updated on: January 28th, 2020 at 8:17 pm

Cluster flies are large black coloured flies with the scientific name ‘ Pollenia rudis’, they show up in homes from late fall through early spring. A Cluster fly is very much similar to a house fly. Cluster flies come from the ‘Calliphoridae’ family. This is the same family to which bottle or blow flies belong. […]

Do Gnats bite? Symptoms, Treatments and Pictures for Identification

Last Updated on: January 28th, 2020 at 8:23 pm

Gnats are minute sized flies ranging in length from 1/8 to 1/10 of an inch. Gnats have two wings and resemble more to a mosquito than to a fly. In this article, we are going to see – Do gnats really bite or not. And if they bite, then we will also have a look […]