ANSWERS TO STUDY QUESTIONS
MODULE TWO INVADING PESTS
PEST MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
Chapter 1 Houseflies and Their Relatives
Chapter 1 Pest Management and Control
(1) Drosophila or fruit flies often have red eyes,
(1) An unwanted organism (2) B or D
visible veins and cross veins in their wings,
(5) C and E (6) B
and are attracted to yeast producing materials
such as over ripe fruit, sour mops, etc.
Using Equipment in Urban Pest
Phorids have a humped backed appearance,
move in jerks and have wings with four
indistinctly seen veins. Phorids infest
manure, garbage and other rotting materials
and can infest buried refuse and emerge in
Chapter 3 Laws and Regulations
buildings. Both are small.
(3) FIFRA, the Federal Insecticide Fungicide
(2) House flies have dark, indistinctly striped
and Rodenticide Act
thoraxes and gray and tan abdomens; flesh
flies usually have gray thoraxes with three
distinct stripes, Blow flies are solid metallic
green, bronze, blue or black; cluster flies, in
the same family as blow flies, have yellow
or gray hairs covering the thorax.
MODULE ONE STRUCTURAL PESTS
(3) One group of flies is mosquito or gnat-like
with obvious, even somewhat long antennae.
Their larvae have a head capsule and usually
live in water. The rest of the flies, the
majority of the species, are usually not
mosquito-like but are more robust with very
small antennae. The larvae of this group are
(4) Cluster fly larvae parasitize earthworms. In
the late warm months of summer, especially
Stored Product Pests
August, they often enter buildings where
they overwinter. On warm winter days these
flies and others, make nuisances of
themselves by flying around. Cluster flies
along with house flies, face flies and flesh
flies are part of the "attic fly" fauna.
Silverfish and Firebrats
(5) Locate the breeding sites.
Find ways they are entering.
Investigate garbage pick up schedules and
garbage handling procedures.
Caulk entry points.
Advocate screening entry points.
Investigate ways to use air curtains, light
Apply pesticides in cracks and crevices
where flies enter or hide.
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