Maggots are an unsanitary byproduct of the decaying process in insects. They have a segmented body with a simple intestine and large salivary glands that allow them to wiggle through a corpse. They spread putrefying bacteria and produce a soupy environment around them. Maggots live in groups and travel in maggot masses. They are gregarious animals and can cause a corpse’s temperature to increase, which speeds up the process of putrefaction and digestion.
Once they are ready to lay their eggs, adult maggots are ready to hatch within two days. However, they can only lay eggs for a short time before they hatch, so the best solution is to prevent your home from being infested with flies. This will prevent flies from laying eggs in places where they can attract maggots.
In the winter, some flies suspend their body activity and lay eggs. They then hatch larvae in the spring. Because of their natural attraction to light, flies may lay their eggs in rooms with natural light. This is called positive phototaxis. In addition to their natural attraction to light, flies also benefit from light through photosynthesis.
The larva is the main feeding stage of the fly. It grows to about two millimeters on hatching and grows to about five millimeters on the second and third instars. Afterwards, it will wander off as a pre-pupa. The most characteristic feature of the larvae is their posterior spiracles, which they use to breathe.