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Action Termite and Pest Control offers a complete protection plan against flies. Our friendly technicians receive ongoing training on the latest chemical application procedures in order to provide you with the best service possible.

Phorid Flies

new_jersey_flies_clip_image001Phorid flies are about 1⁄64–1⁄4 in (½–6 mm) in length. When viewed from the side, there is a pronounced hump to the thorax. The color ranges from black or brown to yellowish. They have a characteristic wing venation. They are frequently found around flowers and moist decaying matter, although they can be found throughout the house. Most commonly they feed on decaying organic matter. Because they frequent unsanitary places they may transport various disease-causing organisms to food material. Image courtesy of the USDA Agricultural Research Center [http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/main.htm] {{PD-USGov-USDA-ARS}}

House Flies

new_jersey_flies_clip_image002House flies get their name from being the most common fly found around homes. Adult house flies can grow to one-quarter of an inch long and usually live between 15 and 25 days.

Habits –They are only able to feed on liquids but have the ability to turn many solid foods into a liquid for them to eat. House flies taste with their feet, which are 10 million times more sensitive to sugar than the human tongue.
Habitat – House flies tend to stay within 1-2 miles of where they were born; however, they have been known to migrate up to 20 miles to find food.
Threats – These insects have been known to carry over 100 different kinds of disease-causing germs, which makes them very bad house guests.

Fruit Flies

new_jersey_flies_clip_image003Fruit flies feed on decaying fruits and vegetables.

Habits – Fruit flies feed on decaying matter, especially fruits and vegetables.
Habitat – Fruit flies are small pests that are commonly found in homes, restaurants and other facilities where food is processed. They are found on moist, decaying matter that has been stationary for several days.
Threats – Fruit flies are found in unsanitary conditions, so they are a potential heath concern, especially when present in health facilities. Source: www.pestworld.org

Drain Flies

new_jersey_flies_clip_image004The nematoceran family Psychodidae (moth flies or drain flies) are small true flies (Diptera) with short, hairy bodies and wings giving them a “furry” moth-like appearance. The adults have long antennae and the wings are leaf-shaped, either slender or broad, with the most elementary wing venation of any Diptera, having little more than a series of parallel veins without crossveins. The larvae of the subfamilies Psychodinae, Sycoracinae and Horaiellinae live in aquatic to semi-terrestrial habitats, including bathroom sinks; some species are commonly nuisance pests in bathrooms.

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