Why flies are particularly annoying this summer

11 January 2021
The University of Western Australia


Have you noticed that this summer, flies seem to be more annoying, and around in greater numbers than the same time last year?

The University of Western Australia Associate Professor Theo Evans, from the School of Biological Sciences, said a major reason for the increase in fly numbers this year was due to strong easterly winds.

“Flies prefer hot, dry weather. They can be blown by the wind up to 300 kilometres in a day and they can fly under their own power up to five kilometres a day,” Associate Professor Evans said.


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