Don’t Let Your Health Fly Away With House Flies

flyHouse flies, with a scientific name Musca Domestica is considered one of the dirtiest insects that exist. They are definitely not the neatest of insects because we all know that they visit such places as sewers, dumps, and garbage heaps. They feed on human feces, discharges from wounds and sores, sputum, and all sorts of moist decaying matter such as spoiled fish, eggs, and meat.

House flies can be easily be distinguished by the presence of four dark vertical stripes on the top of the thorax or the middle body region. They vary in length from one-eighth to one-fourth of an inch. Their mouths can sponge or sip liquids so they cannot bite. They can only ingest liquid food. They feed on solid food by regurgitating saliva on it. It liquefies the solid food and then afterwards the fly to consume it. They need to have continued access to water to survive. Fly specks seen on most surfaces visited by house flies are their excreted wastes.

Flies are responsible in transmitting at least 65 diseases to people, including dysentery, typhoid fever, poliomyelitis, anthrax, leprosy, tularemia, cholera, and tuberculosis. They regurgitate and excrete wherever they land and come to rest and therefore mechanically transmitting disease organisms almost everywhere. In part of the government, the cost of eradication, mitigation, and prevention and cure of these diseases cost billions of dollars which could have been allotted for other projects if only this type of insect does not exist.

There are four basic principles in pest management that are considered important in the eradication and control of flies. These are sanitation, exclusion, non-chemical measures and chemical methods.


Flies breed on manure, garbage, grass clippings, weed piles, or other decaying organic matter to accumulate. So it is very important to keep trash cans and your surroundings clean.


They can be kept outside homes by the use of window and door screens as long as they are tight fitted without holes.

Non-chemical Measures

Using ultraviolet traps, sticky flies, fly swatters and baited fly traps eliminate flies from inside a home.

Chemical Control

Insecticides applied to the exterior and interior of properties offer relief from infestations if the task of doing it manually is difficult or impossible.

But if you are concerned with the environment and against the use of the chemical which could harm the environment, the best option is excluding at the flies using doors fly screen. At this website, you can see different types and designs of screen doors.