All flies may seem identical, but there are hundreds of thousands of fly species worldwide! Most have the same life cycle, and an average life span of a month. The differences between them are invisible to the naked eye – They can only be differentiated by their minute physical attributes, feeding habits or habitats.

The most common breed can be found in our homes.

A housefly defecates about 300 times in a single day – that’s once every 5 minutes! Houseflies carry many diseases, and can transfer over 100 pathogens that can cause serious illnesses, such as typhoid, tuberculosis, cholera and dysentery. Houseflies do not bite and feed only on liquids – which they produce by spitting saliva on solid food to pre-digest it.

Types found in Singapore

  • House Fly (Musca domestica)
  • Flesh Fly (Sarcophaga spp.)
  • Blow or Bottle Fly (Calliphora spp., Pharnicia Sericata)
  • Sewer Fly (Psychoda spp.)
  • Fruit Fly (Drosophila spp.)
  • Phorid Fly (Megaselia spp.)
  • Sphaerocerid or Small Dung Fly (Leptocera spp.)

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Signs of Infestation

Seeing a large numbers of flies swarming around waste areas, at the base of rubbish bins, in kitchens and toilets.

Finding small clusters of dark spots on surfaces of walls, ceilings, other overhead structures.

Discovering maggots in enclosed areas.

Prevention Advice

  • Keep windows and doors closed when possible.
  • Fit flyscreens to your windows, especially around kitchen and waste areas.
  • Keep your food covered until you eat it.
  • Clear away food and spillages from preparation areas, under kitchen benches and your appliances.
  • Ensure all waste containers have tightly sealed lids.
  • Ensure that the build-up of grease and dirt on floormats is cleaned every month.
  • Clean up after pets – their faeces are a perfect breeding place for flies.
  • Ensure drains are kept clean and free of gunk.
  • Don’t leave waste lying around in plastic refuge sacks for a longer period of time than you need to – promptly take out your rubbish to external waste collection areas.

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