Most flying insects have four wings but House flies have two. They can fly up and down, side to side and even backwards. House Flies can be quite fascinating creatures. Their breeding, feeding, and even moving habits are quite different from ours and can actually be quite interesting. However, most people view House Flies as pests, they buzz in your ear, land on your food or crawl in your house. They also can harbor at least 65 illnesses that infect people. Some of the most common house fly diseases transmitted include food poisoning, dysentery, and diarrhea. These pests may also transmit the eggs of parasitic worms, which cause their own issues.If you have any problem with a fly infestation around your business or home contact APC pest control to discuss fly pest control..

Facts about flies

Below is a list of interesting facts about House Flies one needs to know

1.     House flies do not have teeth or stingers

Instead, they have a long tongue called a proboscis which sucks up food like a straw. Some flies drink nectar or blood. House flies like the food we eat. When a fly lands on your lunch, it vomits on the food. Acids in the vomit dissolve the food so the fly can suck it up.

 Extra: – Do House Flies drink blood? 
No. Only a few flying insects such as horseflies and mosquitoes, drink blood. Only the females of these species drink blood. They need the extra nutrients to lay eggs. Males drink nectar.

2.     Flies taste with its feet

Yes. This is true! The common housefly eat any kind of food matter, garbage or even manure, they can taste with their feet. This is all down to taste buds being located on their lower legs and feet. This helps them land on potential food, taste it and fly away from predators.

3.     How long do flies live?

If you were to ask the average human how long they think a House fly lives, more likely than not they will tell you, they only live 24 hours. House flies and other type flies that usually infest a house can live for days, maybe even months. The House Fly has an average life span of 28 days. The house fly develops in four stages: egg, larva, pupal, and adult. Adult females lay eggs singly but in small piles in a nutrient-rich, moist location. They can lay as many as 500 eggs over a three to four day period.

House fly with different stages: egg, larva/maggot, pupa/puparium, adult (magnified).


In 2020 Dubai residents noticed a sudden increase in Flies and Mosquitos. People in JLT areas where severely affected. Most people attributed the blame on a nearby lake which according to reports was the breeding ground for these flying insects.

4.House Files are capable to see what is behind them.

House Fly has thousands of tiny lenses (individual visual receptors) called ‘Ommatidia’, which make up the eyes or vision of a House fly. These compound eyes allow them to see 360 degree at once.


5.House Flies have a favorite resting spot.

House Files rest periodically on walls and ceiling near their food source. They are attracted to natural daylight and the smell of fly specks left on nearby walls and ceiling, as well as particular food smells. Flies lay their eggs in their food source.


Every year from late spring to early summer, an incredible natural spectacle transforms Hungary’s Tisza River. Millions of mayflies, rise in huge clouds from the river, flutter on the surface of the water, mate and perish, all in just a few hours. The unique event which lasts for three to four days, is frequently referred to as “blooming of the Tisza”, and is amongst the most fascinating natural phenomena.

While these facts about House flies are interesting that doesn’t mean you want to keep these pests around. If you have a fly problem in your home,How to get rid of flies. call APC Pest Control we provide total pest control solution and make these insects buzz off.