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What Is The Lifespan Of A Fly?

A fly is one of the things that people find very disturbing around the home. This is mainly because it signifies dirt, and the fly carries a lot of contamination. According to scientists, flies carry about 100 known diseases, including cholera and tuberculosis. Generally, the insect is a sign of bad news. That’s why our experts combined this article to shed some more light on the lifespan of a fly. This information will help you know how to keep them away from your home so that you enjoy a comfortable and disease-free life.

A Fly’s Lifespan

 The fly has a very short life, generally between 15 days to one month. However, within these few days, they greatly multiply. Each fly’s life happens in four stages, the egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Flies that live in warmer climates mature faster than those in colder areas. This is also the reason why flies are fewer during the chilly season. Let us look at the four stages

The Egg

 A mature female fly lays a batch of about 100 eggs at a time. It will do so approximately four or five times in her lifespan. In favorable circumstances, the eggs take about 24 hours to hatch. This process usually happens very fast because of its shortened lifespan. 


 This is when the larvae develop. They usually look like tiny white worms and grow over four to seven days. In this stage, they shed the outer layer as they prepare to advance to the next growth stage. 

The Pupa

 In the pupal stage, the white maggot begins turning dark brown. It also begins taking the shape of a housefly and developing the body parts. At this point, the body hardens, the wings and legs come out, and the fly grows to almost an inch long. The process takes nearly a week in a warm climate. However, in cold places, this may be weeks. 

Adult Fly

 once the three growth seasons end, you get a mature fly that will live for about thirty days. Female flies begin laying eggs twelve days after maturity. 


 Since flies multiply rapidly, it is essential to keep your home clean at all times. Keep the dumpsters far from your home, and remember to empty the trash constantly. However, if you notice the constant nuisance of a housefly, you can call our team for assessment and professional assistance. 

Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Pharmacist and Synergy² Pest owner, Barry Pitts, is a long-time Madison, MS resident with a passion for applying advanced scientific pest principles to pest control services in the Jackson metro area.  Combining exceptional customer service with cutting-edge pest control technology allows Synergy² to provide residents of the Jackson metro area with the highest levels of pest control available today.

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