Nuisance and household pests-House fly

Musca domestica

Pest description and damage Nuisance pests that breed in garbage, etc., and can build to intolerable numbers if not controlled.


Inspect and repair window and door screens. Keep garbage in tight containers. Remove all breeding areas, including plant and animal refuse. Where fly populations are high, fly traps can be effective indoors and outdoors-if properly placed. An outward facing fan placed near an open window or door will create a positive air current and lessen the likelihood that flies will enter at that location.