Bottle flies are large flies that can be metallic blue or green. Both the blue bottle fly and green bottle fly make a very audible buzzing sound when flying.
Bottles flies are typically found outdoors. They are scavengers that feed on decaying meat, garbage and other organic matter. They are transmitters of diseases and are considered to be pests. If a large number of bottle flies are found inside, an indoor breeding site may have been established.
The blue bottle fly and green bottle fly transmit diseases as they move from filth to contaminate food. Salmonella and E. coli bacteria are two of the more common pathogens transmitted.
Bottle flies breed in damp, organic matter such as dead animals, garbage and feces. One female bottle fly can 2,000 – 3,000 eggs in her lifetime. Once hatched, it can take approximately 10 to 21 days for the resulting larvae to transform to adults.
For prevention and control of a green bottle fly infestation or a blue bottle fly infestation, practicing proper sanitation is key, as well as taking preventative measures, such as:
If you have tried the tips and advice share above, and are unable to resolve a bottle fly infestation issue, we recommend that you seek the advice from a fly control professional, like Environmental Pest Control.
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