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Pest Facts: Bottle Flies

The green and Blue Bottle Flies are the two most common bottle flies seen around and in buildings. They are of medical importance due to their ability to carry disease organisms to humans.

Pest Facts:

  • Color: Metallic green and metallic blue
  • Legs: Six
  • Shape:  Small oval
  • Size:  1/4to 3/8 inches
  • Antennae:  Yes
  • Flying:  Yes
  • Region:  Throughout the United States

Habits: bottle-fly
Most species feed on filth such as human excrement, sewage, and the rotting carcasses of dead animals. Dead rodents, birds, and other small animals can be the source of these flies within structures. These flies are usually the first to arrive and infest after a animal dies.

Most species develop in meat or animal carcasses, but if these are not available, they will use animal excrement, decaying vegetation, and/or garbage to lay their eggs and feed. Indoors, They are attracted to bright light coming through windows.

These flies have been known to carry numerous disease-causing germs, which makes them very unwanted house guests.

Bottle Flies can be controlled through vigilant sanitation. Remove trash regularly and use well-sealing garbage receptacles. Clean up pet waste immediately. Use fine mesh screens on doors and windows to prevent fly entry. Remove any decaying animal carcasses.

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San Antonio
  • Phone:
    (210) 591-1327
  • Fax:
    (210) 734-0218
  • Address: 
    Worldwide Pest Control                    
    5808 W IH 10
    San Antonio, TX 78201
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
    24-Hour Response Time
  • Phone: 
    (512) 549-4099
  • Address: 
    Worldwide Pest Control
    2101 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road #127
    Austin, TX 78741
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