What is more annoying than a house fly buzzing around your food, especially during a party or get together? Not much! Sometimes known as the scientific name of fannia canicularis, the little house fly is a nuisance. The flies will enter the home or business, buzz around, land on food, toiletries and people. The frustration of these annoying pests is evident at many picnics too. Nashville is not immune to the house fly.

The house fly eggs look like grains of rice and a larvae emerges after just 24 hours. The larvae (or sometimes called maggots) gather nutrition for 5 days until the pupation. After a fly is born, the female can reproduce after 24 hours. She can lay up to 1000 eggs in her lifetime.

The lifespan of the little house fly is 15 to 30 days. The temperature and conditions (as well as interference from humans) predict the length of time that they are buzzing around. Sadly, the warm and consistent atmosphere inside your Nashville home is perfect for an extended lifespan.

The common house fly (or little house fly) can carry over 100 diseases. Yes, really over a 100! Some of those are tuberculosis and cholera. They can transmit those diseases through feeding and their body. Their mouths and feet carry and transmit what ever diseases around.

If you are worried about a fannia canicularis or little house fly infestation in your house or business, contact us today! We can rid your home of the eggs and larvae, plus teach you some  simple preventative actions that will help keep the flies away. Call our Nashville office at 615-650-0070 or Smyrna office 615-220-1933.

fannia caniculariscourtesy of wikipedia.com

fannia canicularis
courtesy of wikipedia.com

Scientific name: fannia canicularis

Common name: little house fly