These flies normally breed around human habitation during the summer. House flies feed on moist organic matter feces, sputum. They only take liquid foods by spitting our saliva on the solid foods to predigest and suck them back in. A single house fly can carry over one million bacteria.
They do accomplish a complete metamorphosis and the adult lives from 2 weeks to one month.
The are serious threat to public health because of the transmission of bacterial diseases like typhoid, cholera, dysentery, pyogenic cocci, parasitic diseases like Entamoeba histolytica and Viral diseases like poliomyelitis. They are capable of carrying pathogens such as typhoid, cholera, salmonella, bacillary dysentery, tuberculosis, anthrax, ophthalmia, and parasitic worms.
These are larger than common house fly which breeds in carcass of a dead animal, dung, decaying material. Flesh flies lays eggs on the corpses of human or any dead animal and their larva eats decaying matter and excrement found around latrine pits or discarded compost.
Flesh flies can carry leprosy bacilli and can transmit intestinal pseudomyiasis to people who eat in complete boiled food.
- Ensure Garbage cans and dumpsters with closed lids.
- Dispose all the empty containers, kitchen waste in closed lid garbage cans.
- Regular cleaning of petís feces and other food spillages.
- Immediately remove the dead matter/animal found around the premises.
- Tight fitting window screens are recommended.
- The disposal from your home to be packed in plastic bags to avoid spillages.
Suggest to discuss with a de-pest professional.