Fly Hazards

Hidden Dangers of Flies

Fly HazardsFly Hazards. The house fly is among the most common of all pests today. The house flies feeding habits, breeding habits, and the fact that they can survive in almost any kind of condition makes them very dangerous problems that need effective fly control methods and treatments. They have followed migrations of peoples to other places and have spread fly hazards worldwide. The way they feed and breed makes the dangerous flies pests.

They carry many germs, bacteria, parasites, and viruses. The common housefly makes a perfect host for germs, parasites, and viruses to thrive. Also, they can carry germs.  Houseflies may have over 100 pathogens, which does not make the common housefly a perfect house guest.

House flies can carry many diseases that are a health hazard to humans and animals. The disorders vary greatly; they even have parasites, such as nematodes, tapeworms, and pinworms.

Fly Hazards | Disease Carriers

Fly Feeding Habits

How do houseflies eat? They have no mouths but mouthparts with an eating tube to eat their food. The flies find a meal, and they vomit a drop of fluid on it that makes the food dissolve so the flies can suck it up through their eating tubes. The depths of fluid the houseflies vomit up come from their stomachs. Also, the flies suck up nutrients, while many leave behind untold germs.

The houseflies eat people’s food, garbage, dead animals, and the excrement of animals, such as cows and other animals. Excrement, rotten garbage, and dead animals are where house flies like to breed. Houseflies also continually excrete their waste products, making them even more dangerous and a health hazard.

Indeed, house flies rub their legs together to clean themselves, leaving germs and other debris behind. They have fine hairs all over their bodies and legs that contain germs and other diseases that could make people and animals sick. The fly excrement may contain parasite eggs, germs, and other conditions threatening the health of humans and animals. That’s why fly control importance is necessary. Indeed, we work in compliance with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and are trained in Pest Management Training Courses.

Thus, contact Steam n Dry Fly Control Auckland Services at 0800 199399 for professional help.


Experienced, researched, and written by Graeme Stephens. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. With over 36 years of disinfecting, cleaning, and pest control services experience.

Updated Last: June/04/2023


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