Fly Life Cycle

The Fly Life Cycle is more aggressive than fleas. They mean business. After flies mate the female fly is ready to deposit eggs. Female flies can lay 150 eggs in one go, and within less than a week, can be added up to 800 or more eggs!


1. Flies can lay 150 eggs in a single batch. In less than a week this can add up to 800 + eggs.
2. Damp dark areas a favourable hatching spot for flies
3. It takes 7-10 days for the flies to hatch.
4. Flies generally live for about three weeks.

Fly Life Cycle

Stage 1 of the Fly Life Cycle:

Is it rice in the fruit bowl or fly eggs? Fly eggs are hard and long in appearance much like grains of rice.
They are deposited in corners and in food, lawn clippings, compost, even drains. Eggs deposited in these places are ideal conditions for the eggs to hatch into maggots.

Stage 2 of the Fly Life Cycle:

Maggots are tubular and have a single mouth to consume food and help them grow. While this sounds quite nauseating,
flies are important for helping with decomposition of dead animals and other waste.
However in our homes, eateries and offices, they are not necessary and can spread diseases as well.
Maggots then malt three times before their next stage.

Stage 3 of the Fly Life Cycle:

they develop into pupae which the term “pupate” is the resting period between the larvae/maggot stage into the adult fly.
Pupae appears dark and cylinder shaped, and hardens before becoming an adult fly.

Seeing blow flies coming out of the kitchen vents has to be the most bizarre example of a blow fly encounter!


During the Spring and Summer months the Ecomist Automatic Dispenser is a good solution to keeping the flies out of the home or business. Often people say they know when their dispenser is due for a new can of insect killer, because flies seem to just appear. The dispensers are recommended to be placed up high so the mist can even disperse around the room to get even coverage, set on high or medium means the spray is dispersed every 7-15 minutes.
Keep compost bin with the lid on, any stagnant water, in buckets, ponds etc…should be removed. Putting leftover food in the bin, cleaning BBQ’s after use and keeping areas tidy help in the prevention of sticky flies this summer.

If you think your pest problem is beyond your control visit our services website to see how we can help you or contact your owner/operator directly.