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HOUSEFLIES (Musca domestica)

Houseflies feed on animal feces and on human food and waste. They breed on manure (esp. livestock), garbage, decaying vegetables and meat. Houseflies can lay up to 500 eggs over a period of three to four days.


The real danger in fly problems lies in its disease-spreading ability. They act as intermediate host of certain disease-causing organisms. Therefore, they can readily contaminate our food.


Why we want them treated:

They are a nuisance – parking themselves on our food and drinks. They also carry parasites, fungi, bacteria such as those that cause typhoid and cholera, and viruses such as viral hepatitis that can be a danger to our health.


Services offered to address their presence: General Pest Control, Pest Exclusion


Sources:Houseflies, Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/flies/house_fly.HTM
Housefly, Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housefly
Houseflies, World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/resources/vector302to323.pdf

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