The life cycle of the common house fly (Musca domestica, L.) is supported in an optimum condition within the commercial cage laying unit. The manure and waste feed provide an ideal media for breeding, egg laying, hatching and larvae development. The mature larvae pupate and hatch into adult flies. The reproductive cycle requires 5 to 10 days, depending on the temperature, humidity and light.
Number of Pages
Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Vandepopuliere, J. M., "Thiocarbamide: A Growth Regulator to Control House Flies in Cage Laying Operations" (1979). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1979. 11.