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Phorid Fly Size Compared to a Penny - Miller Pest Control

Phorid Fly

Quick Facts


Can reach 1/4 in. (6 mm) long in size.

Preferred Habitat

Tropical, humid climates with access to decaying organic matter.

Known Health Issues

Transmit diseases to human food sources due to being around unsanitary conditions.
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Slightly similar to fruit flies, a phorid fly is rather small and can grow up to 1/4 in. or 6 mm. long; however, they have a distinct bump on their back that helps set them apart from the common fruit fly. They are commonly found anywhere with high temperature and humidity and an abundance of decaying matter for them to feed on.

Like the fruit fly, phorid flies appear near unsanitary conditions and can carry around diseases because of that. It is important to contact a professional exterminator service to help eliminate phorid flies from your establishment.