House Fly

House Fly

House Fly-Musca Domestica

Color-Dark gray   Legs-Six   Shape-Oval   Size-1/4 inches   Antennae-Yes   Flying-Yes

Region- Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The most common fly found around Calgary homes, an adult house fly usually lives between 15 and 25 days. They are only able to feed on liquids but have the ability to turn many solid foods into a liquid for them to eat. House flies taste with their feet so are constantly on the move, migrating up to 20 miles to find food.  These insects have been known to carry over 100 different kinds of disease-causing germs, which makes them very bad house guests.