Blow and Bottle Flies are found worldwide, occurring nearly every place inhabited by people. The name blow fly comes from the bloated condition of the rotting animal carcasses that their larvae, known as maggots, infest. Blow flies are one of the most common flies found around dead animals.
These flies are common in populated areas and are often found near meat-processing plants, garage dumps and slaughterhouses.
Blow Flies also include a number of species including the common bluebottle fly, Calliphora vomitoria (Linnaeus) the green bottlefly, Phaenicia sericata (Meigen) and others.
Blow flies are slightly larger than true house flies, and the bodies of many are metallic blue or green in colour.
Blow flies range in length from 7 to 16 mm (0.28 to 0.63 in); they have robust bodies and wide heads.
Please call Kidderminster Pest Control for advice with any Blow Fly problem you may have.