The house fly is among the most common of all of the pests in the world today. The houseflies feeding habits, breeding habits, and the fact that they can survive in almost any kind of conditions makes them very dangerous pests. They have followed migrations of peoples to other places, and have spread worldwide. The way they feed and breed makes the flies dangerous pests. Houseflies carry many germs (bacteria), parasites, and viruses. The common housefly makes a perfect host for the germs, parasites, and viruses that they carry. Houseflies can carry germs, such as: gangrene, typhoid, leprosy, tuberculosis, amoebic dysentery, bubonic plague, listeria, and that is just a few. They can also carry cholera, salmonellosis, anthrax, ophthalmia, and parasitic worms. They are the vectors of campylobacter and E. Coli. Houseflies may carry over 100 pathogens, which does not make the common housefly a very good house guest, at all.
Houseflies are able to 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 Carry Diseases
Fly Feeding Habits
How do houseflies eat? They have no mouth, but they do have mouth parts with a 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. The flies suck up nutrients, while leaving behind many, many untold number 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 in order 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 diseases that are a threat to the health of both humans and animals.