Fly Infestation

Fly Infestation Signs

Fly InfestationEggs

A female housefly will lay up to 900 eggs in her lifetime, usually in groups of 75 to 100 in a batch. The sets are in moist, filthy locations. Ideally, a fly infestation might occur in human or animal waste, kitchen waste, and compost piles. This is why Fly Control Auckland Services are often a requirement. Similarly, the eggs must stay moist and somewhat warm to hatch. The eggs are small, oval in shape, and whitish in colour. Seeing clusters of these tiny eggs in your home may not mean infestation, but it will after they hatch and pupate.

Maggots | Fly Infestation

Larvae are small, white, worm-like larval flies. They are often found in the places they were hatched: warm, moist, and filthy. Generally, they can feed off the material within that location. Maggots will readily feed off nutrient-rich sources, such as manure. Thus, the higher the nutrient value, the less they need. Upon completing the larval stage (four to 37 days), the larva will go through three stars and find a dry, cool place to form its pupal cocoons. Also, they will travel up to 50 to 150 feet to find a suitable location. If they were laid as eggs, they would most likely pupate within your home. Pupation requires two to seven days. Pupation cocoons could be yellow or black, depending on the age of the pupae.

Thankfully, warning signs can let you know if there’s a problem. Indeed, it is a measure to keep fly infestation away from your home and their natural habitats.

Numerous Flies | Fly Infestation

Seeing one or two flies does not constitute an infestation. However, catching several flies, particularly at one time, maybe a more significant concern. Flies will dry for about one hour upon hatching from their pupal cocoons. Pupae in your home will often hatch from these cocoons simultaneously, causing an infestation of your home. Adults typically live 15 to 25 days but as long as two months. The cycle will continue unless the flies, eggs, larvae, and ideal breeding locations are removed.

Indeed we work in compliance with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Pesticide Pest Management. If you have any questions about flies, please send us a message.

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Thus, call Steam n Dry Fly Control Auckland Services on 0800 199399 or email us.


Experienced, researched, and written by Graeme Stephens. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. With over 36 years of disinfecting, cleaning, and Pest Control Auckland services experience.

Updated Last: June/04/2023

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