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Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Blow flies

Frequently asked questions about blow flies:

Blow flies are flies caused by maggots that feed on the meat of dead animals such as rodents or birds.

Blow flies are caused by maggots feeding on the meat of dead animals. Dead animals found in or around the house will attract blow flies.

Blow flies are not dangerous. They are more of a nuisance than a health hazard.

To get rid of blow flies you will need to locate and remove a food source, followed by an insecticide or fly spray regularly.

Depending on the temperature, blow flies can live for up to six weeks.

Depending on the temperature, blow flies will begin to appear from a week of the death of an animal.

Using a knockdown aerosol insecticide will get rid of house flies fast.

Using a knockdown aerosol insecticide will get rid of blow flies in the house.

The smell of a dead body will attract blow flies.

Blow flies may come inside by accident, for shelter or to look a food source.

Blow flies are attracted to the meat of dead animals.

Flies excrete and regurgitate frequently.