Lesser House Fly

Lesser House Fly

LESSER HOUSE FLY: (Fannia Canicularis)

4 to 6mm


Grey thorax with three indistinct stripes running lengthways up the body. Its abdomen has extensive areas of yellow at the base.


In buildings, circling near the centre of rooms. They take short breaks at night and rest on lamps/horizontal surfaces. Leave excrement marks on resting surfaces.

Likely Found:

Feed on excrement.


Female lays up to 2000 eggs – total life span 2-3 weeks.

Control Measures:

Fly screens on windows and doors, Stringent hygiene internally and externally. Ultra violet fly units will have limited results with this species of fly. Space treatments with insecticidal fog and/or treatment of alighting surfaces with residual insecticide.

Get In Touch
For a more immediate response please call 01282 866 554 today

    With over 160 year combined industry experience you're in good hands with Harvey Environmental Services