House flies are the most common flies that are found around the home.
- Types: House flies, Cluster flies, Blow flies (differentiated by their metallic bluish-green coloring), Horse flies (can inflict a painful bite).
- Size: 1/4 to 1/3 inch
- Concerns: When a housefly lands on your food, plate, or cup, it takes a moment to regurgitate the meal it picked up at its last stop, then lap up the liquefied “food.” In doing so, it can leave disease-producing bacteria contaminating every stop it makes.
Category: Flying Insects