Filth Flies

Bonus fact: House flies flap their wings about 190 times per second; to humans, the frequency sounds like a pitch along the F major scale.
Photo: Dr. Gerald Wegner, BCE-Emeritus

House flies can transmit 65 diseases

May 16, 2017 By
Sure, Musca domestica can be annoying as they buzz past your head and around your food. But what’s worse, these filthy, unwanted houseguests may be responsible for transmitting to humans 65 diseases, including typhoid fever, gastroenteritis dysentery, cholera, anthrax, leprosy... Read more»
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A multi-pronged approach worked at a tough stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) account.
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How to identify flying insects

June 24, 2016 By
To successfully identify flying insects, try a little detective work. Some flying insects come from 10 miles away or more, depending upon how the wind is blowing. Others breed on the exterior of a property, and still others breed indoors... Read more»
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Can you spot why this restaurant has filth fly problems?

April 22, 2016 By
The restaurant has a problem with filth flies (Diptera). Can you see why? First, consider the dumpster. It’s overflowing and sits just outside the back door. There are several other causes you should notice as well. The fresh bread trays,... Read more»
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One Bite at a Time

June 1, 2009 By
By: Austin Frishman The complexity of servicing high-rise structures is exponentially compounded compared to servicing 100 or more single residents. Pricing strictly on square footage and in treating every area on the same frequency won’t work. Some areas need more work... Read more»
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Fly Fugitives

July 1, 2008 By
By: Stuart Mitchell Violating Our Health A customer walks into a restaurant, sits down, looks at the menu, orders the soup, is served the soup, looks down, and observes a fly in his soup. This forgiving patron calls the waiter over... Read more»
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Lesser housefly

July 1, 2003 By
By: Dr. Kyle Jordan Species: Fannia canicularis Order: Diptera Family: Muscidae The lesser housefly (LHF) is a nonbiting fly found throughout the United Sates. It is in the same family as the common housefly (Musca domestica), and is considered to be... Read more»
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