So, you see a little fly buzzing around your house, reach for your fly swatter and SPLAT! All taken care of, right? Hmm…not so fast! These little bugs can cause BIG problems!
Wikipedia states, “The housefly (also house fly, house-fly or common housefly), Musca domestica, is a fly of the suborder Cyclorrhapha. It is the most common of all domestic flies, accounting for about 91% of all flies in human habitations, and indeed one of the most widely distributed insects, found all over the world. It is considered a pest that can carry serious diseases.”
Um, what? English please! Here, let us give it a shot! <Ahem>…Houseflies, also known as annoyingus bugus, are everywhere and are a big pain, especially when you are trying to have a summer picnic and they’re tracking vile stuff all over your food! Yeah, that’s better!
What’s the big deal about these little flies? Here are some fun facts about these ubiquitous critters!
Houseflies feed on substances that have been softened by their own saliva or vomit. Because of their enormous appetites and non-stop eating, they poop constantly. This delightfully charming characteristic is what makes the housefly a dangerous carrier of pathogens.
What pathogens, you ask? Good question! They’ve been known to carry pathogens that are capable of causing typhoid, cholera, salmonellosis, bacillary dysentery, tuberculosis, anthrax, ophthalmia, and parasitic worms!
These vomiting & pooping critters are active during the day and rest at night, e.g., at the corners of rooms, ceiling hangings, cellars, and barns, in your HOUSE!
Annnnnd, some strains of houseflies have become immune to most common insecticides! But, are you ready for some Good News? They are not immune to us! If you’re having a problem with houseflies or any other bugs for that matter, give us a call!
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