The typical life span of an adult housefly is 15 to 30 days. Females begin laying eggs after just a couple of days, and they continue to lay eggs for most of their adult lives.
Prior to living their adult lives, flies go through a few stages of development. Eggs hatch into larvae, often referred to as maggots, less than one day after being laid. The larvae remain in this stage for four to 10 days before entering the pupa stage, which lasts another three to six days. A warm home or lab-based environment helps contribute to extending the fly's total lifespan.Learn More
According to the New York Times, garlic has a strong odor that apparently has no effect on repelling mosquitoes. One of the only beverages or food that has proven to have an effect on mosquitoes is alcohol, which only serves to attract them.Full Answer >
Ants can be loosely sorted into three categories: sweet-loving ants, grease-loving ants and carpenter ants, who feed on a variety of both. While all three ants eat an overlapping variety of foods, in terms of pest control, they are often sorted by their primary preferences. Often found targeting pungent trash cans or leftover pet food, ants track food by smell, and in general, can be found anywhere with easy access to food and water.Full Answer >
Get rid of earwigs by drying out the soil, setting traps and using diatomaceous earth or insecticides. Help keep them away during the summer months when they thrive by dimming outdoor lighting.Full Answer >
Herbicide can be applied to the weed to rid it of infestation permanently. Successfully killing weeds permanently is to identify exactly what the type of weed is that needs to be eliminated to determine what herbicide needs to be used. Additionally, the weed killer(s) must be suited to the location in question to kill weeds permanently.Full Answer >