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All of us will probably agree that flies are the most annoying pests there is. They just seem to be always at the top of their game flying around you and being a nuisance. They land on any part of your body, and they like it most especially if you happen to have an open wound. Watch out for your food when they are around, the flies would surely love to feast on them.
Flies are as dirty as the cockroaches and almost as deadly as the mosquitoes.
There are thousands of species of flies; the most common of these here in the United States are the house fly, the little house fly, horse fly, cluster fly, and the black fly.
House fly – House flies are about ⅜ inches in length and gray or black in color with four dark lines in the thorax. These are the flies that usually find inside your homes.
House fly bites are not capable of hurting us physically, but they carry disease agents that they are able to transmi. These diseases agents come from feeding on animal feces, body excretions, garbage, and dead animals. Transmission is made when these flies land on the food we eat.
The bacteria and viruses they carry can cause diseases like diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, and food poisoning.
Little house fly – Adults of this kind are just ⅔ the size of the house fly. Unlike their larger namesakes, the little house fly does not transmit diseases. They are just annoying, as they have the habit of flying around us.
Horseflies – These are about ½ to ¼ inches long with black or gray bodies with green eyes. Horseflies bite animals and humans, and they do so during the daytime.
Cluster Fly – Cluster flies are slightly larger than the housefly and are dull gray in color. They are called as such because they like to live in clusters on a warm, sunny wall.
Black fly- Black flies are 5 to 25 mm in length and are black in color.They bite humans and animals but do not transmit diseases.
Flies as disease carriers
Some species of flies pose a threat to our health. The common housefly, the kind who we are usually in contact with inside our homes, can cause illnesses like diarrhea, food poisoning, dysentery, yaws, and eye infections. All of these due to the bacteria and viruses they carry.
To prevent flies from becoming your uninvited visitors, being clean is the key. Dispose of your trash regularly. Store your food in sealed containers. Fly swatters can also come in handy.
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