House flies are a common pest that homeowners are constantly battling. They seem to be around no matter what you do to get rid of them. Not only are they obnoxious, but they can also transmit a number of diseases if you aren’t careful. One thing to remember about flies is that they don’t bite. The way that they transmit disease is indirectly by contaminating food and other things that you may come in contact with. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to share some tips to hopefully help you keep flies at bay as much as possible.
Diseases Spread by House Flies
House flies are a problem because of their breeding and eating habits. They often feed on rotting food as well as human and animal feces. Because they usually regurgitate their stomach contents onto objects to liquify them, the bacteria that was on whatever they had ingested before is now all over whatever they have landed on. The most common way that you can contract an illness from a house fly is from food contamination. They can also cause illness through direct contact from landing on you or making contact with sores on your body. House flies carry over 65 different diseases. Some of the most common diseases that house flies transmit include:
– Typhoid Fever
– & More
Fly Disease Prevention
There are several ways you can prevent diseases carried by house flies. Here are some prevention tips to help keep you safe.
– Food Hygiene: When preparing food, follow strict hygiene rules to make the work space less appealing to house flies. You should never allow food to sit out as flies will land on it and completely contaminate anything they touch. If you have noticed any flies on your food, make sure you discard it to ensure no one gets sick.
– Eliminate Breeding: Common places that house flies will breed are garbage, animal sheds and excrement. When you get rid of these areas, you won’t have the hordes of flies that you would otherwise.
– Store Waste Properly: You should remove trash from your home regularly to avoid flies whirling around it. When you are putting it in your trash can, make sure that you have a tight fitting lid to keep flies out.
– Clean Bathrooms: If you have public restrooms, you need to keep them clean as flies are just as attracted to human waste just as much as they are to animal waste. Keeping restrooms clean, especially public restrooms, will keep fly populations at bay.
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If you have an unusual amount of flies this year at your home, and no matter what you do, they won’t go away, call on the experts at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control. Our experienced technicians will help you get the fly or other pest infestation under control. Call us today!