The house fly is among the most common of all of the pests in the world today. The house flies feeding habits, breeding habits, and the fact that they can survive in almost any kind of conditions makes them very dangerous pests that need effective fly control treatments. They have followed migrations of peoples to other places, and have spread fly hazards worldwide. The way they feed and breed makes the flies dangerous pests.
In fact, they carry many germs (bacteria), parasites, and viruses. The common housefly makes a perfect host for the germs, parasites, and viruses that they carry. They also can carry germs. Housefly may carry over 100 pathogens, which does not make the common housefly a very good house guest, at all.
House flies can carry many diseases that are a health hazard to both man and animals alike. The diseases vary greatly, they even carry parasites, such as nematodes, tapeworms, and pin-worms, and others.
Flies’ Feeding Habits
How do houseflies eat? They have no mouths, but they do have mouthparts with an eating tube that they use to eat their food. The flies find a meal and they vomit a drop of fluid on it that makes the food dissolve so that the flies can suck it up through their eating tubes. The drops of fluid the houseflies vomit up comes from their stomachs. Also, the flies suck up nutrients while leaving behind many, many untold numbers of germs. The houseflies eat people food, garbage, dead animals, and the excrement of animals, such as cows, and other animals. Excrement, rotten garbage, and dead animals are places where houseflies like to breed. Houseflies also excrete their waste products continually, making them even more dangerous and a health hazard.
Houseflies rub their legs together to clean themselves, leaving the germs and other debris behind. They have fine hairs all over the bodies and legs that contain germs, and other diseases that could make people and animals very sick. The flies’ excrement may contain parasite eggs, germs, and other conditions that are a threat to the health of both humans and animals. That’s why fly control importance is necessary.
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Experienced, researched and written by Mr Graeme Stephens. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. With over 34 years of disinfecting, cleaning and pest control Auckland services experience.
Published: 13/11/2014 Updated: 19/3/2021