You are having a barbecue party in your backyard with your friends and relatives. You have made delicious food and were all set to dig in. Suddenly, you see a couple of houseflies flying and buzzing around you, landing on a table. You shoo them away, and the flies fly off.
Soon, you start talking with your friends and leave the plate unsupervised. When you look into the delicious food, you see that a fly has made its way into the food and contaminated the food, making it inedible to eat.
The situation has happened to every one of us. What you may not realize that flies are not only nuisance pests, but also they pose serious health hazards by contaminating food.
Want to learn more?
Let’s discuss more the dangers of houseflies and some tricks to remove the flies from home.
You don’t know where the housefly has been:
Let’s be honest. Not every housefly landing on your food sources is going to get contaminated. However, who can deny the old idiom, “You never know where it has been,” does apply here. Houseflies get attracted to all the filthy stuff such as feces, dead carcasses, wounds of livestock, decomposed food, and other rotten things.
Houseflies are unsanitary insects and carry various diseases and bacteria, causing health issues to people.
There’s a housefly in my soup serving lots of diseases:
We might crack various jokes on flies getting inside our food sources, but it is not at all funny about the bacterias these flies carry. Have you ever had a typhoid fever? The body temperature is around 98.6-degree Fahrenheit. With typhoid fever, the body temperature will go as high as around 104.6-degree Fahrenheit. The condition worse if you start having symptoms such as stomach cramps, headache, and a skin rash.
What about cholera? Have you ever experienced cholera?
It comes with symptoms of dehydration, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. It can lead to muscle cramps and even shock if there are any electrolyte imbalances in your body.
If children are suffering from cholera, there are higher chances of having low blood sugar. The low blood sugar may lead to severe symptoms of seizures, shock, and coma.
Apart from cholera and tuberculosis, houseflies carry a disease known as dysentery. It is an inflammation of the intestine. The common symptoms of dysentery include diarrhea, abdominal pain, stomach cramps, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, and flatulence.
Ways to remove houseflies:
After seeing the above diseases spread by houseflies, it seems that these tiny insects are more dangerous than they look.
Let’s look at some easy ways to remove houseflies:
Clean your yard:
A yard full of clutter, debris, and other rotten materials will attract the houseflies. Clean your yard regularly.
Plant trees such as lavender, basil, citrus trees, and other natural fly repellants to deter flies from entering your home.
After carrying out the necessary methods to remove houseflies, use traps to remove them or use insecticides to get rid of housefly infestation.
Houseflies are dirty insects, and it is a good idea to err on the side of caution. For this, our pest control experts will help you to remove the houseflies infestation permanently.