House flies are known to be extremely tall. According to scientists at Indiana University, they can reach 500 meters in only 15 degrees of temperature. This is the equivalent height of the extinct Twin Towers in New York City. While they may not be as tall as the human towers, their incredibly sensitive senses and strong instincts allow them to fly such a long way.
Despite this, most flies cannot fly higher than thirty-five feet in the air. While some species are capable of achieving these heights, their overall flying capacity is much lower. While they are generally comfortable flying at low-altitudes, some species attempt higher-altitudes when conditions below are not favorable.
During the day, flies buzz about with their mates and are usually quite tired by the time sunset comes. Before sunset, they will look for a place to rest and recover. Under twigs, tall grass, and rocks are common places for them to sleep. They need a place with a good grip in order to avoid being picked off by hungry birds or frogs.
While house flies may seem like a minor nuisance, they can be a serious health risk. While they don’t bite humans, they are capable of transmitting viruses, bacteria, and parasites. They can even cause disease in livestock. If you’re looking for a pest control solution, you need to find out what is causing the problem.