Where do all of the flies go?
Today’s post is by Troy Lowe; Vice President of Development at SafeSourcing.
The other day I saw a fly for the first time in months. That got me thinking, what happens to the flies when it gets cold? Do they hitch a ride on a bird and fly south for the winter? Of course not. The average fly lives about 15 or 30 days. During this time a fly can lay approximately 500 eggs. When it starts getting cold outside the hatched larvae, also known as maggots, eat a large quantity of food and hibernate in a type of cocoon. When the weather warms up the flies emerge from their cocoons to start the whole cycle over again. Some other species of flies find shelter in walls, attics and other places and hibernate when it becomes cold. On sunny warm winter days some of them may come out and crawl to warm places within the interior. These flies will not reproduce indoors and are only seen because they entered during the fall. When spring arrives they will emerge from their hiding places and try to find their way outside. Although flies are a nuisance and do not harm people or property, other
pests or animals make seek shelter indoors during these cold months.
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