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The house fly can live for up to 15 to 20 days. The female will lay her eggs in batches on average between 75 - 150 per batch. In her lifetime she will lay 5 - 6 batches. The eggs are laid in moist material and the lava (maggots) will hatch in about 8 - 20 hours depending on conditions
Houseflies usually stay within 1 to 2 miles of their release point. During the day they tend to stay less than 1.5 metres from the ground. At night they tend to rest above that height and usually nearer their feeding point.
Worldwide people have been known to die from diseases from flies, such as food poisoning, diarrhea and dysentery. As a result of this people should keep foodstuffs covered when flies are about because of the risk of contamination.
Flies in a food premises can be responsible for poor client relations or even loss of business.