House flies, fruit flies, which ever kind of flies they are, it can become really difficult to kill them. They never seem to go away and even if they do, there are hundreds more swarming back again.
Flies have a really short life cycle, but they easily compensate it by reproducing hundreds of baby flies in their life. It takes as less as 8-9 days for a fly egg to develop into an adult fly and the adult fly is ready to mate and reproduce in the next 2-3 days.
Since a female fly can lay up to 150-250 daily, a small number of flies can transform into thousands of flies within 10 days, if they are not kept under checked. There are a lots of ways to kill flies both at home and at commercial places. It is best to go for the natural ways so that harm is only done to the flies and not to the people in that area or the atmosphere.
For ages people have been using the fly swatter to kill flies. The effectiveness of a fly swatter largely depends on its user. The house flies are indeed small insects but have great speed and can escape death in only a fraction of a second. When a fly swatter is coming down to hit the fly, it is long gone.
People often keep a plant by the name of ‘Venus Fly Trap’ in their home to kill flies. This plant is carnivorous in nature. The terminal points of the leaves of this plant have tiny hairs which can trigger the capture of the insect. Therefore when an insect or bug lands or comes in contact with those hairs, the plant seizes that little being. However keeping it in a home to kill flies can prove to be over ambitious, because when the flies come swarming, it takes more than a plant to control them.
The most effective and natural method used, especially in farms, to kill flies is the parasitoid wasp. This wasp feeds on the fly when it is only a pupa. The wasp not only kills the fly baby inside but replaces it with its own.