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Fly Facts

  • Typically Flies are 5 to 8mm long.
  • Flies are gray or black in color.
  • Flies can carry more than 100 pathogens and can cause various diseases.

What Are Flies?

Flies do not typically live in groups. They are often nomadic, following food sources. They often choose to make habitats in areas prone to trash and dirt. They feed on decaying matter, trash and fecal matter.

Flies are typically gray or black covered in small hairs. They have one pair of clear wings. Female house flies are slightly bigger than their male counterparts. These pests live for about one month in most conditions.

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