The average housefly likes to rest indoors on wires or ceilings at night; when outside, a housefly rests on edges of buildings, plants and fences, according to the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Whether indoors or out, flies prefer to rest in corners, edges or along thin objects.Continue Reading
Flies also try to rest near daytime food sources, including cabinets and counters. Houseflies are typically found 5 to 15 feet off the ground.
When spraying a home for these common household pests, it is a good idea to keep in mind the areas of a house that houseflies prefer. Targeting those areas ensures the most effective results.Learn more about Flies
Lightning bugs, also known as "fireflies," can often be seen twinkling in the night, however, a surprising fact is that they are not insects. According to About.com, lightning bugs are actually beetles that fly using their hard shell wings.Full Answer >
The most common gnats within a home are fungus gnats, which claim soil from plants as their habitat. Gnats inside a home can also be due to having fruit flies and/or phorid flies.Full Answer >
Flies are scavengers, not decomposers; decomposers and scavengers work together to break down dead animals and plants. Flies, and other scavengers such as cockroaches, find and eat dead plants and animals, breaking them into bits as they are being eaten. Earthworms are also scavengers, but they only feed on plants.Full Answer >
Caddisflies that are in the larval stage eat decaying materials, such as plants and algae. Caddisflies are mostly herbivores and scrape decaying materials off of rock, but some do eat small animals.Full Answer >