How A Fly Flies

An insect’s ability to fly is perhaps one of the greatest feats of evolution. Michael Dickinson looks at how a fruit fly takes flight with such delicate wings, thanks to a clever flapping motion and flight muscles that are both powerful and nimble. But the secret...

The Fruit Fly – An Annoying Little Pest

Summer’s around the corner which means so are the fruit flies. 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....

Facts About House Flies

Did you know that 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. house flies have been known to carry over 100 different kinds of disease-causing germs, which makes them very bad...

House Flies

House 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. They are only able to feed on liquids but have the ability to turn many solid foods into a...

Black Flies Will Soon Be Back

Black flies, also referred to as gnats or buffalo gnats, are a problem from spring through summer, and can be a serious problem because of their ability to bite. They use blade-like mouthparts to slash the skin and feed on the blood. Some black flies are just a...

House Flies

While house flies do not bite, they are capable of transferring more than 100 pathogens, including malaria, salmonella and tuberculosis.  House flies “contaminate food and surfaces by spreading disease organisms picked up on the silla on their bodies and through their...