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How to Draw a House Fly with the Sketchin’ Tech

Sketchin’ Tech is a fun, family-friendly drawing show on YouTube where you can draw all kinds of bugs. Some bugs are beneficial, some bugs are pests, but all are fascinating and fun to draw!     

In this episode, we will learn how to draw a house fly. Did you know that anywhere humans live, flies live there, too? And anywhere there are no humans, there are no flies. I think flies like people, even if people don’t like flies. 

Let’s get our art supplies ready, and watch this video to start drawing.

Parents, here are some fun facts about house flies you can share with your kids:

Adult flies usually live 15 to 25 days but can live up to three months with cooler temperatures and adequate food. Without food, they can only survive for two to three days. Sugar increases the life span of flies. That’s why they’re always trying to land on your treats! 

Did you know that a house fly tastes things with their feet? They have tiny taste buds on their toes, like butterflies. When they land on something, they walk around to see if it’s yummy. Even more gross, nearly every time a house fly lands, it poops.  

Female house flies are bigger than the males and do not have teeth or a stinger. Flies can’t eat solid food, so they find liquids to drink. If they find something solid they like, they throw up on it. Their vomit has special stuff that turns the food into liquid so they can slurp it up! It might sound yucky, but that’s how they eat!

live house fly posing for the camera

Flies like to eat and lay eggs in yucky places, like garbage and animal poop. House flies are the most common ones that do this. They also hang out in fields with smelly stuff like fish meal and compost heaps with rotting vegetables. A few tips to keep house flies from moving in are to keep garbage covered and take them out regularly, wash dishes right away, and clean up after pets immediately. House flies can’t survive without a food source. 

House flies have five eyes that help them see really well. They can detect movement quickly because their eyes work in slow motion compared to ours. This helps them escape from people trying to swat them! Their eyes can spot even tiny movements over a wide area, making them super alert and hard to catch.
At Fox Pest Control, we know a lot about bugs, especially pests. Check out our Home Protection Plan to learn more about how we can keep your home safe and comfortable for your family.

Thanks for joining the Sketchin’ Tech! We can’t wait to draw with you again! 

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