The Common House Fly
⦁ The female house fly can lay 120-150 eggs at a time and, depending on the
temperature, the eggs can hatch into maggots within 8 - 48 hours.
⦁ The new fly can emerge from four days in the summer months, to several
weeks in the cooler weather.
⦁ In this country, the earliest flies tend to emerge in May the greatest numbers
are usually found during August and September.
Breeding more or less ceases in October, except in heated premises.
During the winter, the House Fly's cycle is longer.
The flies will breed in suitable indoor places and in decaying animal or vegetable
matter, including rubbish heaps and horse manure.