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Flies and Blue Bottles


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the life cycle of flies and bluebottles?

On average the life cycle of flies and blue bottles is about 6 weeks. However, in hot conditions the time taken for eggs of the fly to become maggots and then a fly could be as little as 7 days.

Where are they found?

They are found wherever there is a dead animal or rotting meat.

What do they feed on?

They feed on meat.

How do you treat flies and blue bottles?

You can treat them with a spray for crawling insects but the source of the infestation should be removed.

What diseases do they transmit?

They transmit enteric diseases and intestinal parasitic worms. They have also been implicated in the spread of Typhoid and Cholera.

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