House flies are always a huge threat to our households, businesses, and particularly those who are involved in food-related businesses. As compared to any other pests like rodents and cockroaches, these flies can cause the highest number of illnesses. 

According to WHO (World Health Organization), these house flies are mainly responsible for transmitting a minimum of 65 kinds of diseases. All these diseases may have an impact on the health of not only the working staff of the business, but also on customers. This may also result in loss of income of the business, brand reputation, and also staff retention.

One way you can prevent the entry of these flies within your business premises by using suitable fly screens that you can obtain from Premier Screens Ltd.

Researchers have found that these house flies can spread at least 65 diseases and infect people. In the USA, a few diseases are caused due to common house flies that transmitted food poisoning, diarrhea, and dysentery. 

Such pests can also transmit various eggs of different parasitic worms, which may cause following issues of their own.

  • Typhoid
  • Tuberculosis
  • Salmonella
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Cholera
  • Anthrax

How houseflies spread diseases?

Houseflies do not transmit diseases like other flying insects e.g. mosquitoes that generally transmit disease via direct contact to our body. These houseflies become rather a carrier of diseases. Generally, they transmit disease to we humans in two ways:

  • Breeding habits

These houseflies do not breed inside any building structure rather they breed in some dirty places. A few of the breeding places for house flies are:

  • Decaying organic materials
  • Garbage
  • Sewage sludge 
  • Solid organic waste lying in open drains
  • Rotting or fermenting fruits and vegetables

While referring to the filthy breeding of these houseflies may also transmit pathogens through some physical means. Places where they feed, all those food items, and also their preferred sites can get infected with pathogens.

Just due to this houseflies can easily pick up particles that contain viruses and bacteria on their tiny hairs present on their body and legs. When a fly will land on any human food product then any pathogen that is in the enclosed particles may easily get transmitted to where it will land.

  • Feeding habits

Often these houseflies feed on rotting/decaying organic matter, that may include animal or human faces. As these houseflies feast on any food source that is infected with viruses, bacteria, or parasites then they accumulate the pathogens in their digestive system.

These houseflies have got mouths and teeth like other pests and they do not sting to bite or chew solid foods. They, however, have a very long tongue to feed on any liquid or certain semi-liquid substances.

Due to their feeding habits, any microorganism that is living in their esophagus gets transmitted to those items that will consume. Similarly, any kind of bacteria living within the digestive system will infect items that they defecate on.

Of course, you must prefer to use fly screens for doors and windows so that you can prevent their entry into your home or business premises so that you can be free from such diseases.

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