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Anonymous asked in Environment · 1 decade ago

Do flies really only live a day in a house?

Like when they come in from outside, do flies really die in a day?


thanks for that Nightstar, though now im a little more disturbed than before.... o_O''

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    According to a scientist at the Forest Reserve District in Illinois, The life span of an average adult housefly is from 20-30 days, and may even survive freezing weather if it stays indoors.

    Even more interesting is that a female can lay 500 eggs in 100 batches each time, thus it can produce ten generations in a single season. Even more amazing- is that their wings can beat 160 times a second. Something to think about when next time around they land on your nose!

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    • 5 years agoReport

      And my stomach is too weak to use a fly swatter >_< I have issues with that

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  • hiro
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    How Long Do Flies Live

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  • 4 years ago

    By I kept this fly in a glass cage, and he lived for about 23 days, 4 hours, 9 minutes, and 46 seconds

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  • That's not true. There's a lot of good stuff inside a house to live on, especially in the kitchen. Flies can actually live a long time, weeks if not months. In my house, I do not get very many flies because all the windows are screened up, and the flies that get in do not live very long -- I kill them with the fly swatter!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    The insects of this family comprise what might be known as the typical true flies. The bristle of the antennae is feathery and the abdomen is smooth except for a certain number of bristles near the tip. The larva as a rule feed upon decaying animal or vegetable matter, more abundantly upon animal than vegetable.

    The group comprises many species and includes some of the most common and abundant forms, such as the house fly (Musca domestica), the horn fly of cattle (Haematobia serrata), the stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans), and some of the so-called "blue bottle" flies. Certain members of this group, such as the horn fly, and the stable fly (both species having been introduced from Europe) are very annoying t0 live stock and produce great loss by their attacks.

    Many species of this group are of much value as scavengers, destroying, through their great number and quick breeding, quantities of decaying animal matter, but some of them are again injurious as appears from recent investigations by virtue of the fact that they breed in human excrement through the carriage and distribution of the germs of diseases of the intestinal tract..

    • Ree Ree6 years agoReport

      This was a simple yes or no. You have went completely off the grid (nonsense).

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  • 1 decade ago

    there is a fly which get attracted for only light .. this fly's life span is only one day

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  • 1 decade ago


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  • 1 decade ago

    I hope so, but it seems like you have one until you catch it!

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  • 1 decade ago

    i think they llive in the summer and die each winter whether they are indoors or not.

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