Lesser House Fly

img-20150605-wa0001-watermarkedAverage Adult Size:

  • 6mm.

Associated Risks:

  • Possible transmission of diseases,
  • Possible contamination of food sources,
  • Commonly found within animal housings & refuse areas.

Life Cycle:

  • Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult,
  • The female usually lays several batches of eggs (with up to 150 eggs in each batch),
  • Eggs usually hatch over a period of 48 hours,
  • Lifespan on pest is dependent upon climate & food sources.

Life Style:

  • Pest has black stripes on thorax with grey & black markings on abdomen,
  • Pest can be found worldwide,
  • Extremely capable flyers that can travel for a large number of miles,
  • Pest reproduces within animal faeces & other rotting organic matter,

Control Method(s):

  • Chemical treatment,
  • Changes to conditions.