Red House Flies

Sometimes fruit flies are colloquially referred to as the red house fly due to their disproportionately large, red eyes. These tiny flies are attracted to decomposing fruit, as well as sugary liquids such as syrup, spilled soda and alcohol.

These flies are irritating pests. After eggs are laid in fermenting fruit and vegetables, larvae emerge and feed on the matter within which they developed.

In order to eliminate these pests, sanitation is critical. Produce should be kept in the refrigerator, and other possible breeding grounds, such as trash bins and drains, should be meticulously cleaned and kept sealed when possible.

Resources

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House Fly Problems

Fly Lifespan | How Long Do Flies Live For?

Red House Flies

House Fly Larvae

House Fly Eyes

Blue House Flies

Lesser House Flies

House Fly Sounds

House Flies and Disease

House Fly Lifespan | What is the Life Cycle of a Fly?

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