8 to 12mm
Grey thorax with four dark stripes running lengthways along the body. Sides of abdomen are yellowish and may be transparent. A dark band covers the final abdomen section.
Kitchens, waste disposal areas, drainage gulley’s, roof gutters and bird droppings.
Adult fly feeds on liquid or semi liquid material (faeces, human food, food waste) that has been softened by saliva. Carry numerous pathogens – Typhoid, Cholera and Salmonellosis to name but a few! They land constantly in comparison to the Lesser House Fly.
Female lays approx. 100 eggs at a time and 500 over her lifetime – adult fly lives for 2-4 weeks but can hibernate over winter.
Stringent hygiene measures internally and externally. Fly screens on windows and doors. Ultra violet fly control units. Space treatment with insecticidal fog and/or localised treatment of breeding/alighting sites with residual insecticides.