House Fly

House Fly

"House Fly" by Julia Wilkins - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

House Fly” by Julia WilkinsOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

  • Most common of all domestic flies
  • 1/4 inch long
  • Has red compound eyes
  • Feeds on feces, open sores, decaying organic matter, and sputum
  • Can take in only liquid foods; spits out saliva on solid foods to predigest it
  • Cannot bite
  • Can carry over 100 different kinds of disease causing germs