Different Pests

Flies

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House Flies

  • Adults are 8–12 mm long with a grey thorax, and their whole body is covered with hair-like projections.

  • They have a lifespan of 2 weeks to a month.

  • The female can lay up to 500 eggs.

  • Houseflies feed on feces, open sores, sputum, spoiled food, eggs, fruit, and flesh.

  • They are capable of carrying over 100 pathogens, such as typhoid, cholera, salmonella, bacillary dysentery, tuberculosis, anthrax, and parasitic worms.

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Fruit Flies

  • Fruit flies are yellow-brown in color.

  • They have a lifespan of 10 to 18 days.

  • The female can lay up to 2000 eggs in its short life time.

  • Fruit flies are attracted to just about every source of food, but mostly sugary fruit.

  • They can carry and spread the same diseases as the house fly.

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Gnats

  • Gnats are usually small, black or gray, with short legs, and antennae.

  • They can live from 2 to 4 months.

  • The female can lay from 200 to 300 eggs in a lifetime.

  • There are different types of gnats which will determine whether they bite or not and if they feed off of plants, other insects or blood.