Everything you need to know about pests
Don’t you just hate it when a house fly buzzes around and then suddenly lands on your food?
Flies are unsightly pests that spread many kinds of diseases like diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, conjunctivitis, poliomyelitis, and more. They are a big health threat to infants, aging seniors and people whose immune systems have been compromised by illnesses and chemotherapy.
Any food that flies land on is no longer safe for human consumption. Flies introduce deadly pathogenic organisms that contaminate food. Some people ignore these small flying creatures. They only regret not practicing necessary precautions once they get hospitalized with illnesses caused by them.
Fly infestation occurs when there is a favorable environment that allows them to multiply rapidly. Poor sanitation and hygiene are the usual culprits.
The Life Cycle of Flies
Female flies are anatomically equipped to locate breeding grounds inside and outside of homes. They can easily detect decaying materials where they lay their eggs. Each female fly can lay up to 500 eggs in its lifetime. These eggs will hatch into larvae or maggots and will start feeding on whatever filth they may find in their breeding environment. They turn into pupae and after a few days turn into mature flies.
Adult flies can live up to a month. They live the longest when they live in areas with a temperature between 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fly Infestation Prevention
To avoid flies from infesting your home, follow the tips below:
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