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Pest Control Review

phorid fly Active Seasons: SpringSummerFallWinter

phorid-fly

Appearance and Size Facts

  • Tan brown in color with black eyes
  • Resemble fruit flies in appearance, but they lack the red eye color observed in fruit flies
  • Humpbacked shape of its thorax is the most prominent feature
  • Common nickname is humpbacked fly
  • Run rapidly across surfaces instead of immediately flying when disturbed, unlike fruit flies
  • Size: Adults are roughly 1/8 inch long

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitat

Florida's temperate and humid conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Warning Signs of Infestation

Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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How to Do It Yourself

Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitats

The reproductive potential of phorid flies is tremendous and very large numbers of them may appear in a short time. Adult flies are strong fliers and have been known to travel as far as 6 miles within a 24 hour period. Phorid flies can breed in more types of materials than any other house infesting fly. They primarily breed in and feed on moist decaying organic matter, which can include trash/refuse areas, as well as sewer drains. Phorid flies are common around homes and businesses where food is served. Because it frequents unsanitary areas (with the ability to spread disease causing bacteria onto food products), this fly is of particular concern to hospitals, healthcare facilities, and restaurants.

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