Flies feed on waste. They collect pathogens on their legs and mouths. These pathogens are then transferred to food on tables or counters when a fly lands again. They are capable of transmitting disease when they vomit, groom themselves or just walk on
surfaces. More than 100 pathogens are associated with the house fly, Sand Fly, Dragon Fly, including Salmonella, Staphylococcus, coli and Shigella. These pathogens can cause disease in humans and animals, including typhoid
fever, cholera, bacillary dysentery and hepatitis. Sanitation is critical in controlling these pests, but accurate identification is essential for successful fly control.
Millions of microorganisms may flourish in a single fly’s gut, while a half-billion more swarm over its body and legs. Flies spread diseases readily because they move quickly from rotting, disease-laden garbage to exposed human foods and utensils. Because they only have two wings, flies land often and therefore can deposit thousands of bacteria each time they land.
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House flies can be controlled through vigilant sanitation. Removing trash regularly and use well sealed garbage receptacles. Cleaning of pet waste immediately. Use fine mesh screens on doors and windows to prevent fly entry. For best results, IPC technician will take following steps keep these flies under control: