What are Houseflies?

Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with approximately over 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains. Lizards are the most speciose among extant reptiles, comprising about 60% of all living species. The adult length of species ranges from a few centimeters for chameleons such as Brookesia micra and geckos such as Sphaerodactylus ariasae to nearly 3 m (9.8 ft) in the case of the largest living varanid lizard, the Komodo dragon.

Most lizard species are harmless to humans. Only the largest lizard species, the Komodo dragon, which reaches 3.3 m (11 ft) in length and weighs up to 166 kg (365 lb), has been known to stalk, attack, and, on occasion, kill humans. Lizards that bite humans are very rare. Lizards are predominantly insectivorous, but some eat fruit, or vegetables. Live crickets and worms are the most typical foods for pet lizards, though the crested gecko (not a friendly lizard to humans) can feed entirely on fruit.

Prevention of Houseflies

1. Use lidded garbage containers, and keep them closed.

2. Regularly clean the area around trash cans or dumpsters.

3. Store compost as far from your home or building as possible.

4. Routinely clean pet waste from your yard.

5. Remove any rotting fruits or vegetables from your garden.

6. Inspect window and door screens to ensure they fit tightly and are in good repair.

7. Install yellow “bug light bulbs” in exterior fixtures.

8. Install a low-volume fan in areas where little house flies tend to circle. The airflow will help deter them from 9. lingering near your covered patio or entryway.

9. Shoo flies from your home or business by opening a sunny window and removing the screen. Close the window again before dusk to keep out night fliers.