- Lesser housefly adults are 6 mm long with 12mm wingspan; It has grey/black body.
- Egg laying commences when the female is 10 days old. The eggs are banana-shaped, 1 mm in length and bear a pair of longitudinal ridges which assist flotation in a liquid medium.
- The flattened, legless, grey-brown maggots hatch within 24-48 hours. Larval development requires a minimum period of 8 days, during which time the larva passes through 3 stages, eventually attaining a length of 6mm.
- Pupation requires a drier location and lasts for at least 10 days. Development from egg to adult emergence takes 3 weeks, although cooler conditions prolong this period.
Russell IPM offers a range of products to combat lesser house fly, Fannia canicularis at home and business. Our system includes Maxibait, Maxifly trap, Xlure Flyroll, and Xlure Flycatcher ribbons. The Maxibait is a natural fly attractant to be mixed with water and placed in Maxi fly trap. The Maxifly trap is an effective, high capacity and simple to use fly trap. The maxitrap uses the chimney effect to maximise attraction and successful trapping. This trap allows specially formulated attractant to be dispersed to almost 20 metre radius. The chimney effect also helps moderate the temperature within the trap so insects will continue to enter the trap on hot day.
The Xlure Fly roll designed with special colours and patterns for high level of attractant. It is easy to use anywhere the house fly presence is a problem. No pesticides used in the Xlure fly roll.
Xlure fly catcher ribbons are a highly effective and simple to use trap where flies and flying insects are a nuisance in and around the home. Simply pull the tap to extend the sticky fly roll exposing the high tack and attractive surface and simply hang in the problem area. The Xlure fly traps are packed in 3 and supplied with drawing pins for easy hanging. As with all our Xlure retail products they contain no pesticides and are Non-Toxic.