have been around since before mankind. There are many different groups
of flies, from the common housefly to the hover fly. But when we
think of flies we think of filth flies. Flies which are associated
with human-generated garbage and animal
manure. Many species of flies are predators or parasitoids of other
insects. Their larvae eat decomposing animal bodies. Flies carry
many different diseases which can affect humans as well. There are
over 85,000 species of flies.
Here are some well known varieties of Flies:
Live in ripe fruits
, garbage, and rotting vegetables. Proper cleaning of the area is important
Keep Garbage can tightly covered and remove all
Black Cherry Fruit Fly:
prefers sour Cherries.
The Cherry Fruit Fly:
prefers Cherry, Pear, and Plum.
The Currant Fruit Fly:
prefers Currents and Gooseberries.
The Oriental Fruit Fly and
The Mediterranean Fruit Fly:
Both have a wide range of
tastes including many Citrus fruits, such as Peach, Nectarine, Plum,
Orange, Apple, Pear, Coffee and many more fruits and vegetables.
The Mexican Fruit Fly:
A pest of Citrus fruits, Mangoes, and many
Carrot Rust Fly:
The Host plants are Carrot, Celery,
Parsnip, and Parsley. Maggots can cause damage to root systems.
Soft-rot usually follows. Maggots winter in soil.
The Common House Fly:
Prefers garbage, manure rotting fruits,
They hover like bees. Attracted to
tree sap and fermenting fruit, are predaceous and feed on aphids,
mealybugs and other insects.
One of the good guys!
Beneficial. Parasitic on
other insects. One of the good guys!
about the FLY
sources for filth flies is human waste such as garbage, and
Goes through four stages in
life cycles; Egg, Larva, Pupa and the Adult. If you
interrupt any part of the cycle, you have gained control.