Flies are insects with a pair of functional wings for flight and a pair of specialized hindwings called halteres for balance. They are classified as an order called Diptera, that name being derived from the Greek δι- di- "two", and πτερόν pteron "wing". Wikipedia
What do flies look like?
There are more than 16,000 species of flies in North America. But they all belong to the order Diptera, meaning two wings. Because they only have two wings, flies land often and therefore can deposit thousands of bacteria each time they land.
TYPES OF Flies
How Do I Get Rid of Flies?
What The Bug Lady Does
The Bug Lady is trained to help manage flies and similar pests. Since every building or home is different, your Bug Lady technician will design a unique program for your situation.
The Bug Lady can provide the right solution to keep flies in their place…out of your home, or business.
Depending on the species, the life expectancy of a fly is eight days to two months or, in some cases, up to a year.
One pair of flies can produce more than 1 million offspring through their offsprings’ offspring in a matter of weeks.
Biting flies feed on blood, attacking humans and other animals as food sources. Some are capable of transferring disease through these feeding habits.
Some of the largest flies in the world, horse flies are common throughout North America and produce extremely painful bites.
While filth flies, such as the common house fly, are attracted only to offal and manure, biting flies will actively irritate pets. Large populations can seriously impact your pet’s health.
Identification of feeding and breeding sites can help to discern type of infestation. The sites should be eliminated as soon as they have been found.