Blue Bottle

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Average Adult Size:

  • 11mm.

Associated Risks:

  • Possible transmission of diseases,
  • Possible contamination of food sources.

Life Cycle:blue-bootle

  • Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult,
  • The female produces up to 180 eggs that hatch over a two day period,
  • Young reaching adulthood within 2-3 weeks dependent upon conditions.

Life Style:

  • Pest is known to travel several miles to find sources of food & breeding sites,
  • Females lay eggs upon food sources (e.g. in carcasses of dead animals),
  • Pest can also be experienced after pest control measures as a result of carcasses,
  • Can effect both domestic & commercial properties.

Control Method(s):

  • Chemical treatment,
  • Trapping devices,
  • Removal of food sources,
  • Proofing.