Asked by: Anir Obermeier
asked in category: General Last Updated: 12th February, 2020

Where do flies go in the winter time?

Most spend the winter as adults in cracks and crannies and wake up in spring to lay their eggs on decaying matter. House flies delight in unhygienic places, and their maggots feed on rotting food and other human waste.

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Keeping this in view, do flies die in cold weather?

Though house flies breed and feed prolifically in warm temperatures, when the mercury drops, they become inactive and die. This means that during the summer, the eggs hatch and the young mature at their fastest rates, but during winter, colder temperatures kill off most of the outdoor-dwelling insects.

Additionally, where do flies and mosquitoes go in the winter? Natural Shelter. Some insects, female mosquitoes included, use diapause in conjunction with natural shelters to survive the cold. Animal burrows, hollow logs and other protected areas can act as natural shelters for insects during the winter months.

Simply so, how do flies make it through the winter?

Adult house flies in winter spend their days in cracks and crevices, away from humans. The cluster fly and other common fly species spend winter in diapause, a hibernation-like state of reduced metabolic activity. Once temperatures climb in the spring months, the fly's appetite and development return to normal.

Where do flies go at night?

Flies mostly sleep during night time however sometimes they also take short naps during day time. Generally, flies do not search for sleeping areas that are predator free, but instead they just sleep anywhere. Flies can be found sleeping on floor, walls, curtains, plant leaves etc.

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