There are more than 120,000 species of flies worldwide with about 18,000 found in North America.

Fruit Flies

Where do they live?

Fruit Flies live on the food they feed on and lay their eggs there as well. Fruit Flies can produce about 500 eggs at a time and lay them on moist surfaces of fruits. When the larvae hatch, they use their fruit habitat to feed off of as well.

What do they eat?

Fruit Flies love fruit! But that’s not all – these flies also feed on vegetables! They target rotting or decaying fruits and vegetables.

House Flies

Where do they live?

House Flies can be found wherever there is a food source attracting them, such as a farm, decaying animal, trash bin, and other places where decaying matter is found. Additionally, these flies lay their eggs on decaying matter.

What do they eat?

House Flies have a unique mouth that allows them to chew foods and convert solids to liquids using their saliva. These flies often feed on semi-liquid foods like animal waste and decaying foods.