The house fly will be the first major nuisance fly (other than mosquitoes) to come out this spring.  House flies are important to control because they can mechanically spread pathogenic bacteria.  They lay 4-6 batches of up to 150 eggs each in their lifetime.  They can go from egg to adult in about a week during the heat of the summer.  Most commonly found in decaying organic material such as garbage, manure, spilled feed, decaying fruit and vegetables, and compost.  Adults will travel up to 1/4 mile (further if they have a prevailing breeze).   Best products for controlling house flies are the Fly Predators for breeding areas, and to catch adults the StarBar EZ Traps in/near buildings, the Giant Fly Relief Bags away from buildings, and Bye Bye Insects for when you’re out on the trail!

Learn much more about the house fly and other nuisance flies in our Guide to Fly Control.