Housefly: Germs and Facts

Musca domestica, is a fly suborder Cyclorrhapha. It is the most common of all domestic flies, accounting for about 91% of all flies in human habitations, and indeed one of the most widely distributed insects, found all over the world. It is considered a pest that can carry serious diseases.

True flies are insects of the order Diptera. Their most obvious distinction from other orders of insects is that a typical fly possesses a pair of flight wings on the mesothorax and a pair of halteres, … Wikipedia

Scientific name: DipteraRank: OrderHigher classificationEndopterygotaLower classificationsNematoceraBrachycera
The housefly, Musca domestica, is a fly of the suborder Cyclorrhapha. It is the most common of all domestic flies, accounting for about 91% of all flies in human habitations, and indeed one of the most … Wikipedia

Scientific name: Musca domesticaRank: SpeciesHigher classificationMusca
  1. House Fly Bug Facts

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  2. House Flies | Common Fly | Control | Picture | Facts | Life Cycle 

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  1. House Fly Diseases: Types of Diseases Carried & Spread by  - Orkin

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    House flies carry diseases on their legs and the small hairs that cover their bodies. It takes only a matter of seconds for them to transfer these pathogens to food 

  2. House flies carry more bacteria than you might think » UF Health 

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    May 18, 2011 - Next time you’re hosting a barbecue, shooing away the house flieszipping around your just-grilled steaks and bowls of potato salad may take 

  1. House Flies

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    Everyone is familiar with house flies. Common household pests, they visit dumps, sewers and garbage heaps, feeding on fecal matter, discharges from wounds 

  2. The House Fly and Other Filth Flies Prevention and Control

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    The house fly and other types of “filth flies” can become nuisance pests, but also are important for their potential to harm humans and animals. House flies, for 

  3. Controlling Houseflies: flies, insects, pests, diseases, home

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    Because houseflies can carry many diseases of humans and domestic animals, it is important to keep their populations low.

  4. House Fly Control & Facts: Getting Rid of House Flies - Orkin.com

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    “House Fly Control Facts & Information. Houseflies are major carriers of disease. Learn how to get rid of house flies.

  5. house fly - Musca domestica Linnaeus

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    Provides photographs and a description of this common fly, its distribution, life cycle, medical importance and management.

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    1. Flies Management Guidelines–UC IPM

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      Jump to House fly - Identification and Life Cycle. The house fly (Musca domestica) is a cosmopolitan companion of humans and domestic animals. House 

    2. House Flies — Entomology — Penn State University

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      House flies are not the neatest of insects. They visit such places as dumps, sewers, and garbage heaps. They feed on fecal matter, discharges from wounds and 

    3. Indoor Control of House Flies - Pest Control – About.com

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      You can whack flies with a fly swatter, but to really control flies in your home, you need to find and eliminate what is attracting them.

English: A housefly Musca domestica in Dar es salaam, Tanzania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Houseflies Musca domestica mating. Picture taken In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Anatomy of a housefly (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Houseflies Musca domestica mating. Picture taken In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Housefly-sucing-mouthparts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: A housefly, Musca domestica in Dar es salaam, Tanzania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Anatomy of a housefly (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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