Common household fruit flies of the species typically found in kitchens and around ripening fruits do not bite. These insects, sometimes called vinegar flies, are attracted to fruit because of the vinegar released as a b... More »

Like mosquitoes, flies bite to take blood from the host. Also like mosquitoes, they insert anti-coagulants into the bite to keep the blood from clotting. Horse flies have a particularly painful bite. More »

According to Real Simple, fly bites, including deer and horsefly bites, can be treated by washing the bite with soap and water and applying an ice compress to the bite for 15 minutes several times a day. Deer and horsefl... More »

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Fruit flies sometimes occur when people bring them home on ripe or fermenting fruit from the grocery store. In other instances, the flies may smell fruits or vegetables and find their way into a dwelling through cracks o... More »

Coffin flies are several related species of flies that lay eggs on decaying flesh or fecal matter, and the colloquial name comes from the fact that these insects hatch, grow and breed inside human coffins. Coffin flies a... More »

Sand flies are found in tropical, subtropical or temperate regions as well as cooler climate areas throughout the world. Sand flies live in both freshwater and saltwater habitats. More »

Maggots come from the eggs of flies. They are the larval stage of flies. Maggots transform into pupae, which later molt into fully formed adult flies. More »