Facts Related to Black Flies DelmanExpert Pest Control Service
Black flies are those tiny, black or dark brown flies, that look like baby house flies, they bite you and make your summers miserable. A black fly’s lifespan is about three weeks, and it’s the female that does the biting. The Black Flies breeding ground is clear running water. The female Black Fly will not lay her eggs in polluted water. Humans, animals, and birds are a source of food for most black flies.
In eastern North America, only about six black fly species are known to feed on humans. Several other species are attracted to humans, but they typically do not bite. Saliva injected by biting black flies can cause a condition known as “toxic shock” in livestock and poultry, which may result in death. The buzzing sound of the house fly is a result of the beating of its two wings. Many other flies make a buzzing sound when they fly. Depending on the species, these sounds will be a low or high buzz.