Fight a variety of fruit and drain flies as well as the common house fly with this winning combination of Zoëcon® and Starbar® products. These highly effective solutions have active ingredients and applications necessary for quick knockdown and lasting control that can prevent future infestations. Use the information below as a guide to controlling the three most common types of pest flies.
Fly Life Cycle
Flies occupy the order diptera and have a four stage life cycle but, depending on the fly's order, different time spans to go through that cyle. Fruit flies take 7 to 14 days, house flies 7 to 10 days and drain flies 10 to 15 days.
Known for red colored eyes
Bodies gray to black in color
Approximately 1/4 inch in length
House Fly behavior
Cold blooded, often found in sunlit areas, on walls, ceilings, windows
On average, 12 generations produced in one year.
Adult females lay 120-150 tiny white eggs.
Complete life cycle 10-21 days
House Fly infestation sites
Indoors and outdoors
Dog manure, rotting vegetation
House Fly damages and health risks
Flies are known to spread over 100 pathogens
Food safety violations
Brown or black in color
Furry moth-like appearance
Approximately 1/6 to 1/4 inch in length
Drain Fly behavior
Most active at night, when they are attracted to light foraging for food
Each female lays 30-100 eggs
Drain Fly habitat (Where to treat)
Wet, moist areas
Around/in sinks and drains where food is present
Drain Fly damages and health risks
Potential health concern due to unsanitary conditions
Black-brown color with red eyes and black markings
Also known as vinegar or pomace flies
Approximately 1/8 inch in length
Fruit Fly behavior
Lay eggs near surface of fermenting foods and areas where organic material has built up
Can lay up to 500 eggs
Larvae continues to feed near surface of fermenting mass
Anywhere food is stored, especially attracted to ripened fruits and vegetables in kitchens
Shelter under/behind sinks and cabinets, holes in walls, around appliances, nooks and crannies
Combining an insecticide and an IGR to break the life cycles of fruit and drain flies, this product saves on labor costs by providing knockdown and kill with residual fly control to prevent future fly infestations.
Equipped with a super sticky fly paper, the Musca-Stik™ works like a disposable fly ribbon. This fly stick is discreet, effective and odor free, and can be thrown away after use.
CONTROL WITH CONFIDENCE
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