Housefly (Musca domestica)
The housefly is by far the most common and ubiquitous insect known. Adults are active from spring to autumn with peaks of occurrence in warmer months when temperatures reduce times for larval and pupal development with the resulting formation of numerically large populations. This species typically frequents enclosed environments (e.g. dwellings, stables, warehouses) and the immediate vicinity thereof.
Larvae develop on a heterogeneous series of organic plant and/or animal substrates.
The hygienic role of this species is very significant. Given the biology and feeding behaviour of adults and larvae, this species is one of the most important mechanical vectors of pathogens in the world.
It follows from its role as a vector that this is an insect that must be constantly monitored and controlled, in particular, in structures that are part of the food chain.
In this regard, Igiencontrol offers precise monitoring and control services not only for the classic food sector (industry) but also for primary production (zootechnical sector).