Flesh Fly

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Sarcophaga spp.

How to Identify an 

Flesh Fly

Flesh flies are medium-sized (1/2 inch long), black, and have a reddish-brown abdomen. They often fly in swarms and are most easily identified by their size and their reddish-brown abdomen.

Where do they come from?

Flesh flies are common in the United States and Canada. They are most often found near dead animals or other sources of food. Flesh flies can also be brought into your home on food or garbage.

How to keep them out

The best way to get rid of flesh flies is to eliminate their food sources by thoroughly cleaning your kitchen and bathroom. You can also use commercial fly traps or bait. If you have a severe infestation, you may need to call a professional exterminator.

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What do they look like?

Three prominent stripes on a flesh fly
Flesh fly dorsal view with the checkerboard pattern visible
Flesh flies are also known for their red eyes

Where do they live?

Flesh flies lay eggs on dead animals, in or around garbage and dumpster receptacles and decaying organic material.


Sarcophaga spp.




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