Flies are creatures that thrive in a variety of environments. These insects can survive in deserts, hot springs, and even on petroleum. They are also extremely agile and have evolved nervous systems that help them survive. The good news for people is that flies are highly unlikely to become extinct.
Houseflies are at their most active between April and October in most parts of the U.S. They breed very quickly and are known to lay 500 eggs in their lifetime. The eggs can grow into adult flies within a week. Houseflies can be harmful to human health because they spread diseases and may cause food-borne illnesses.
When you notice an infestation of flies, the first thing you need to do is get rid of the adult flies in the house. You can also try to control the breeding time of the flies so that they can no longer lay eggs. If you’re worried about the health risks, you can hire a professional to handle the problem.
Female flies can lay hundreds of eggs each day. They can lay up to 150 eggs in one batch. However, only a few of them will eventually mature into adult flies or maggots. Luckily, most flies die within two weeks or less, but some may live as long as two months.