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UNIVERSITY PARK (Centre Co.) Warm spring temperatures
bring not only barbecues and baseball, but also unwelcome pests
particularly house flies. You can help minimize flies near your home
by understanding their behavior and using sanitation and other mea
sures, says a Penn State entomologist.
“House flies are not just annoying, they are a potential hazard,” says
Charles Pitts, professor of entomology in Penn State’s College of
Agricultural Sciences. “They’re suspected of transmitting at least 65
human diseases, including typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera and
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“They feed on fecal matter, discharges from wounds and sores, and
decaying matter such as spoiled eggs, fish and meat Then they spread
disease organisms by regurgitating and excreting wherever they land.
The tiny specks on many surfaces visited by house flies are the
The insects vary in length from '/• to Vi of an inch and have four
dark, longitudinal strips on the top of the middle body, Pitts says.
Because their mouthpaits are adapted for sponging up liquids, they
cannot bite. They feed on solid food by vomiting on it. The saliva liq
uefies the solid food, which the fly then soaks up.
While house flies live only about 2.5 weeks during the summer, they
can survive up to three months at lower temperatures. Flies normally
stay within one-half to two miles of their point of origin, but may travel
up to 20 miles to find food and egg-laying sites.
“Female flies deposit 100 to 150 eggs in decaying matter such as
grass clippings, garbage or human and animal waste,” Pitts says.
“Depending on how warm it is, the eggs hatch into maggots between
eight hours and two days later. Mature maggots burrow for protection
in drier surrounding areas, where they form pupal cases and mature
into adult house flies. Adults mate within two days of emerging, and
the cycle begins again.”
There are four basic approaches to controlling house flies, Pitts says.
“Sanitation is most important, because flies can’t breed in large num
bers if their food sources are limited,” he adds. “Don’t let garbage,
grass clippings, weed piles or other decaying organic matter pile up.
“Keeping trash cans clean and tightly covered also helps. Do not
wash the cans where the rinse water might drain into the soil, because
flies may breed in the soil. Maggoty garbage should be dried out or dis
posed of in fly-proof containers or landfills.”
Excluding flies is also important “Window or door screens dm at
least keep flies outside,” Pitts says. “Make sure screens fit tightly and
have no holes. Keep doors closed, with no openings at the top or the
bottom. Caulk or plug any openings around water or gas pipes or elec
trical conduits that go into the building. Flies also can enter a building
through ventiladon holes, so use screening to exclude them.”
Non-chemical control measures can take care of a few flies that slip
into the house. “Ultraviolet light traps, sticky fly traps, fly swatters,
baited fly traps and other devices can eliminate many flies inside a
home,” Pitts says. “But a fly swatter remains an economical way to
control the occasional fly.”
If you have many flies in your home, chemical control should be a
last resort. “Most pesticides are poisonous, and sprays give only tem
porary relief, Pitts says. “If you have recurring fly problems, find out
why and relieve the problem through sanitation and exclusion.
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