What’s that buzzing around your outdoor picnic? It’s probably a fly. That’s because the housefly (Musca domestica) is one of the most common insects people interact with on a daily basis. And with more than 16,000 species of flies in North America alone, and an ability to produce an estimated 1,000,000 offspring in a matter of weeks, it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere anytime soon.
How Long Do Flies Live?
Let’s learn more about the lifespan and lifecycle of a common fly and how you can rid your home of them. We’ll also address common myths about flies and dive into the world of these pesky pests.
The Lifespan of a Fly
Contrary to popular belief, the common fly lives longer than a mere 24 hours. In reality, entomologists say that mature house flies can live up to 25 days. And while the typical range is between 15 to 25 days, some … Read Full Post »