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Nuisance Flying Insects: House Flies, Gnats, & Moths

Maggie's Farm Flying Insect KillerControl Strategy

Maggie’s Farm Flying Insect Killer will kill nuisance flying insects both inside and outside of the home. Simply follow the instructions on the product label. 

It is best to spray larger flying insects when they are at rest and in relatively close range; when spraying insects that are in flight, it may take a little extra effort to hit them with enough of the spray to take them down. If they are only hit with a small amount of spray, they may not be knocked down immediately and may take longer to die. Be sure to wipe away any excess spray residues when applied indoors. Try to minimize things outside the house that attract flies – keep garbage sealed up and pet waste cleaned up – and spray garbage and pet areas with Flying Insect Killer to help repel flies. Use yellow “bug lights” or minimize night time light directly in front of doors and open windows.

Nuisance Flying Insects: House Flies, Gnats, & Moths Facts:

  • There are over 100,000 species of flies on the earth.
  • These nuisance flying insects typically live outdoors, but may come inside if attracted by food or light.
  • The common house fly lives on a liquid diet. They lack the mouth-parts needed to chew food.  They regurgitate digestive juice onto food, then stomp it in with their feet and suck up the liquid.
  • House Flies can actually taste food with their feet.
  • House flies defecate a lot.  It is speculated that they defecate every time the land, no matter what they land on.
  • Flies regularly come in contact with a range of harmful bacteria, and can contaminate anything they land on, including food and cooking utensils.
  • House flies have compound eyes that allow them to see behind them.
  • While a house fly only lives around 30 days on average, it can lay up to 500 eggs during its lifespan.
  • Gnats are tiny flies sometimes called midges.  They do not bite but are annoying due to their sheer numbers.
  • Gnats typically gather in large swarms near streams, lakes, and ponds.