House flies get their name from being the most common fly found
around homes. Adult house flies can grow to one-quarter of an inch
long and usually live between 15 and 25 days.
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They are only able to feed on liquids but have the ability to turn
many solid foods into a liquid for them to eat. House flies taste
with their feet, which are 10 million times more sensitive to sugar
than the human tongue.
House flies tend to stay within 1-2 miles of where they were born;
however, they have been known to migrate up to 20 miles to find
These insects have been known to carry over 100 different kinds of
disease-causing germs, which makes them very bad house guests.
House flies can be controlled through vigilant sanitation. Remove
trash regularly and use well-sealing garbage receptacles. Clean up
pet waste immediately. Use fine mesh screens on doors and windows
to prevent fly entry.