Fly Facts
Life Cycle of a Housefly

~ An adult fly can gain access into a wood structure through a crack the thickness of a nickel.

~ Each female fly, during her 3 to 4 weeks of life, lays 375 to 600 eggs, which will hatch in 12 to 24 hours.

~ Flies transmit disease-carrying organisms.

~ A fly’s entire body swarms with millions of bacteria.

~ Flies excrete and regurgitate wherever they land.

~ By comparison, the cockroach is sanitary.

~ Total reliance on insecticides does not produce long-term control results.

~ Houseflies have become immune to many of the pesticides used by man to destroy them.